UI head coach met with the media this afternoon
Hawkeyes and Boilermakers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on BTN
Iowa (3-1) defeated Pitt (3-1), 24-20, on Saturday at Heinz Field.
Hawkeyes and Panthers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on ESPNU
Iowa vs. LSU 2014 Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium -- Tampa, FL Photos by Jeff Becker
Iowa falls to LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl, 21-14
The Iowa Hawkeyes held their 14th Outback Bowl practice in Tampa
Outback Bowl Practice No. 13 Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
The Hawkeyes practice Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 as they prepare for their Outback Bowl matchup with LSU
Hawk-Item - - One of three FBS players since 2008 to pass and rush for four-plus touchdowns in their first four career games (Robert Griffin III, 2008; Johnny Manziel, 2012; Jake Rudock, 2013) . . . ranks fifth in the Big Ten in total offense (208.7) and sixth in passing yards per game (190.1) . . . 85-yard scoring pass at Ohio State ranks as ninth longest in school history . . . one of four sophomores named to 2013 Leadership Group . . . one of three redshirt freshmen named to 2012 Leadership Group.
2013 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, Offense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . named to CoSIDA/Capital One District VI Academic All-America team . . . 2013 - - Started all 13 games . . . completed 204-346 pass attempts for 2,383 yards and 18 touchdowns, with 13 interceptions . . . also rushed for 218 yards and five touchdowns on 67 attempts . . . started at quarterback for first career action in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois . . . played every offensive down vs. NIU while completing 21-37 attempts for 256 yards and one touchdown, with two interceptions . . . also had four rushing attempts for 20 yards, scoring on a six-yard run in the second quarter . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 28-14 win over Missouri State as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . completed 19-28 pass attempts for 193 yards, with one interception . . . also rushed seven times for 33 yards, scoring on runs of 6 and 2 yards for Iowa's first and final touchdowns . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 27-21 win at Iowa State . . . completed 14-23 pass attempts for 160 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . also rushed eight times for 10 yards and one touchdown . . . completed 5-yard scoring pass for 7-0 Iowa lead in second quarter and completed 26-yard scoring strike for 20-7 advantage in the third quarter . . . rushed for one-yard touchdown in fourth quarter to give Iowa 27-7 advantage . . . started at quarterback in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as offense gained 446 yards and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . completed 10-15 pass attempts for 134 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions, while rushing four times for 30 yards . . . scoring strikes covered 21 and 29 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 23-7 win at Minnesota as offense gained 464 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . completed 15-25 pass attempts for 218 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . also rushed five times for 35 yards and a touchdowns . . . .scored on a four-yard run in the second quarter for 10-0 advantage and added 74-yard scoring toss later in the period for 17-0 advantage at halftime . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 26-14 loss to Michigan State . . . completed career-best 26-46 pass attempts for 241 yards and two touchdowns, with two interceptions . . . three rushing attempts for 11 yards vs. MSU as well . . . touchdown passes covered 47 and 10 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 34-24 loss at Ohio State . . . completed 19-34 attempts for 245 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception, at OSU, while rushing three times for eight yards . . . scoring passes covered 2, 6 and 85 yards, with the 85-yarder ranking as ninth longest scoring pass in school history . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern . . . completed 19-27 attempts for 169 yards and a touchdown, with one interception vs. Northwestern, while rushing seven times for 22 yards . . . completed 14-yard pass on first down and eight-yard touchdown pass on third down as Iowa scored only points in overtime period . . . started at quarterback in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, before leaving game in third quarter due to inury . . . completed 12-24 passes for 109 yards, with one interception, and gained 18 yards on four rushing attempts before injury . . . started at quarterback in 38-14 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . completed 12-20 pass attempts for 191 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions, while also netting one rushing yard on four attempts . . . scoring strikes covered 22 and three yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-21 win over Michigan . . . completed 19-30 pass attempts for 239 yards and two touchdowns, with three interceptions . . . also rushed six times for 22 yards . . . scoring strikes covered five yards in first quarter and 55 yards in third quarter as Iowa rallied from 7-0 and 21-7 deficits . . . started at quarterback in 38-17 win at Nebraska . . . completed 9-15 pass attempts for 126 yards and two touchdowns at Nebraska, with no interceptions, and also rushed seven times for 13 yards before leaving game late in third period due to injury . . . scoring strikes covered 10 yards in the first period and 24 yards in the third period . . . started at quarterback in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU . . . completed 9-22 pass attempts for 102 yards, with one interception, and rushed five times for minus-five yards before leaving game in third quarter.
2012 - - Did not see any game action.
2011 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Named Broward County Player of the Year as a senior . . . South Florida Player of the Year by South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Scion South Florida High School Football Show . . . named to All-Southern USA team . . . Old Spice USA Player of the Year by USA Today . . . Offensive Player of the Year by Miami Herald . . . first team all-county by South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald . . . Player of the Year nominee as a junior and second team all-county by South Florida Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald . . . three-time Player of the Week by South Florida Sun-Sentinel . . . first team all-state by 4Quartersonline.com, FloridaHighSchoolFootball.com and SunState Football . . . All-State Finals First team . . . named team Most Valuable Player and St. Thomas Aquinas Most Athletic Award . . . earned Bidwell Family Offensive Player of the Year Award from Brian Piccolo Chapter, National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame . . . Career - - led prep team to district, regional state and national championship as a senior with perfect 15-0 record . . . team earned district and regional titles with 14-1 record as a junior . . . team posted 15-0 mark as a sophomore, earning district, regional, state and national championship . . . team posted 14-1 record as a freshman, earning district, regional and state titles . . . holds single game school records for passing yards (333) and touchdowns (5) . . . holds single season school records for passing yards (2,827), touchdown passes (36), pass completions (157), pass attempts (242), completion percentage (65%) and efficiency rating (210%) . . . holds career records for total yards (5,082), touchdown passes (73), completions (301), attempts (467), completion percentage (64%), efficiency rating (200%), wins as starting quarterback (31), state championships (3) and national titles (2) . . . completed 157-242 pass attempts for 2,827 yards and 36 touchdowns, with three interceptions as a senior . . . completed 15-20 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns in nationally televised contest . . . as a junior completed 128-197 attempts for 1,945 yards and 34 touchdowns, with five interceptions . . . team captain . . . earned four letters in football and three in baseball, playing shortstop and first base . . . named to all-district first team in baseball as a senior . . . additional baseball awards as a senior include Team Scholar Athlete Award, Gold Glove Award and team Most Valuable Player . . . member of youth baseball team that twice won both Florida and national titles.
Personal - - Born 1/21/93 . . . microbiology/pre-medicine major . . . Principle Honors, 2007-11 . . . National Honor Society, 2009-11 . . . 2010 United States Marine Corps honor . . . Courage and Commitment Award . . . 2010 Florida High School Athletic Association Orange Bowl Committee Scholar Athlete Award . . . 2010-11 Brian Piccolo Chapter National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award . . . Miami Herald Scholar Athlete Award . . . parents are Kathy and Bob Rudock. . . high school coach was George Smith.