Dec. 8, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa football team will return to the Sunshine State of Florida this bowl season for a New Year's Day date with the LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl.
The game is a rematch of the heart-pounding 2005 Capital One Bowl that Iowa won 30-25 when Drew Tate connected with Warren Holloway on a 56-yard touchdown on the final play of the game. You can read about that thriller HERE.
Kickoff inside Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium is set for shortly after noon Iowa time. The game will be televised live by ESPN.
Fans of the Hawkeyes interested in following the team to Tampa can purchase their bowl game tickets online by clicking HERE. UI students should purchase their tickets through their online ticket account.
Fans can place their order over the phone by calling 1-800 IA-HAWKS or at the UI Athletics Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena beginning Monday at 8 a.m. Iowa time.
As always, the UI Athletics Department encourages fans of the Hawkeyes to purchase their bowl game tickets through the UI Athletics Ticket Office. By doing so, fans of the Hawkeyes will help the UI Athletics Department meet its obligation to the bowl game by selling the full allotment of tickets it assumes responsibility for when the UI accepts its invitation to participate.
Another important benefit of purchasing your bowl game tickets through the UI Athletics Ticket Office is, by doing so, fans know they will be "sitting among friends" on game day. Your exact seat location will be determined by your ticket priority, but you can rest assured that you will be located in the official University of Iowa section of the stadium...and cheering the Hawkeyes to victory is always more fun when you're surrounded by black and gold.
Fans of the Hawkeyes interested in following the team to Tampa can purchase their bowl game tickets online by clicking HERE.
Fans seeking a turn-key travel alternative to the bowl game destination have two options: They can travel on the official UI Alumni Association tour. Information for that option is available HERE. Or they can travel on the official tour offered by Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel. Information about that option is available HERE.
Iowa, 8-4 overall, 5-3 against Big Ten Conference opponents, and winners of their last three games, will be making its fourth appearance in the Outback Bowl. Iowa defeated Florida by a 37-17 score in the 2004 game, lost to the Gators in the 2006 game by a 31-24 count, and defeated South Carolina 31-10 in the 2009 game.
The 2014 Outback Bowl will be the 27th bowl game in Iowa football history. The Hawkeyes own a 14-11-1 record in post-season games, a mark that includes a 6-4 record in bowl games during the Ferentz era.
To learn more about all there is to do in the greater Tampa Bay area in addition to cheering the Hawkeyes on New Year's Day, click HERE.