12 Plays of the Holidays

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TAMPA, Fla. — Talk about a season of scoring symmetry.
The University of Iowa opened the 2018 football season with a 33-yard field goal from senior kicker Miguel Recinos in the second quarter against Northern Illinois. The regular season ended with a 41-yard game-winner off the right foot of Recinos as time expired against Nebraska.
In between there were touchdowns, tackles, and tricks. There were also interceptions, one-handed receptions, and Houdini-like escapes from a quarterback who averaged nearly two touchdown passes a game.
Each year hawkeysports.com compiles our list of “12 Plays of the Holidays” leading up to its postseason appearance. The popular video clips are the handy work of Matt K. Nelson, associate director of video productions in the University of Iowa Athletics Department. You might have already viewed these short videos on one of the official social media sites for University of Iowa Athletics (they were posted each morning from Dec. 14-25). If so, enjoy them again with this compilation of all 12. If not, you are in for a treat on the eve of the Outback Bowl that will feature Iowa and No. 18 Mississippi State.

Iowa (8-4) and No. 18 Mississippi State (8-4) meet Jan. 1 in the 33rd annual Outback Bowl inside Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. (CT). The game is televised on ESPN2.

To view an Outback Bowl Central page, click HERE.