Twitter reacts to Iowa football’s victory over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl

The Hawkeyes took down the Wildcats, 21-0, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.


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Iowa quarterback Joe Labas prepares a play during the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Iowa football avenged its Citrus Bowl loss on Saturday afternoon, beating Kentucky, 21-0, in the 2022 Music City Bowl.

The Hawkeye defense outscored the offense, with true freshman Xavier Nwankpa and sophomore Cooper DeJean both returning interceptions for a touchdown. Tight end Luke Lachey scored the Hawkeye offense’s sole touchdown on a pass from quarterback Joe Labas.

Labas made his first career collegiate start on Saturday, and he went 14-of-24 for 139 yards and a touchdown.

Seniors Jack Campbell, Sam LaPorta, and Riley Moss all played their last game for the Hawkeyes on Saturday. All three are expected to enter the 2023 NFL Draft.

Check out Twitter reactions to the Hawkeyes’ eighth win of the season: