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Iowa honors Hayden Fry during and after Holiday Bowl win

Iowa honors Hayden Fry during and after Holiday Bowl win

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

December 28, 2019

Something special happened in the Iowa locker room after the Hawkeyes beat USC 49-24 in the Holiday Bowl on Friday. When the Hawkeyes left the field after the trophy presentation, everyone, fresh off of earning their 10th win of the season, put their right hand in, took their right hand out, put their...

Smith-Marsette shows off speed in win over USC

Smith-Marsette shows off speed in win over USC

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

December 28, 2019

SAN DIEGO — It’s easy to spot Ihmir Smith-Marsette on the field and off it. Off the field, he’s probably lighting up a room with a joke and a vibrant smile. On it, he’s probably scoring touchdowns. At least he was on Friday. Smith-Marsette found the end zone three times — once rushing,...

Looking back on Nate Stanley’s season, career

Looking back on Nate Stanley’s season, career

Anna Kayser, Sports Editor

December 28, 2019

Nate Stanley has played 40-straight games as a Hawkeye. On Friday, however, when he went back to the locker room, he took off his No. 4 jersey for a final time. Stanley is one of two quarterbacks to lead the Hawkeye to three-straight bowl game victories. Ricky Stanzi led Iowa to wins in the 2009 Outback...

Iowa clinches 10th win with Holiday Bowl victory over USC

Iowa clinches 10th win with Holiday Bowl victory over USC

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

December 27, 2019

Iowa defeated USC, 49-24, in the Holiday Bowl on Friday to clinch its third-consecutive bowl victory and 10th win of the season. It all started with trick plays. https://youtu.be/WyHSIFbGjg4 On Iowa's first drive, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz dialed up a reverse for Tyrone Tracy that...

DITV: Holiday Bowl Recap

DITV: Holiday Bowl Recap

December 28, 2019

Highlights from Holiday Bowl post-game press conference

Highlights from Holiday Bowl post-game press conference

Pete Ruden and Anna Kayser

December 28, 2019

SAN DIEGO — Iowa toppled USC in the Holiday Bowl on Friday to capture its third-consecutive bowl victory, as well as its 10th win of the season. Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz and his players had a lot to say after an emotional victory. Linebacker Kristian Welch on playing his last game: "It really hasn't sunk i...

Epenesa’s Holiday Bowl performance highlights season

Epenesa’s Holiday Bowl performance highlights season

Anna Kayser, Sports Editor

December 28, 2019

SAN DIEGO — If the Holiday Bowl was A.J. Epenesa’s final game in a Hawkeye uniform, it was a good one to go out on. The junior defensive end recorded 2.5 sacks to finish the season with 11.5, the most in a single season of his career. He tallied back-to-back 10-plus sack seasons after registering...

Holiday Bowl halftime reactions — Iowa vs. USC

Holiday Bowl halftime reactions — Iowa vs. USC

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

December 27, 2019

Trick plays leading Iowa to success Hayden Fry would be proud. Iowa scored touchdowns on its first two possessions against USC on Friday by utilizing trickery in a way it hasn't all season. Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz's playcalling has been incredible through the first 30 minutes. First, it cam...

Smith-Marsette ties Iowa bowl touchdown record

Smith-Marsette ties Iowa bowl touchdown record

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

December 27, 2019

Ihmir Smith-Marsette tied Hawkeye history at the Holiday Bowl on Friday. In one quarter, Smith-Marsette scored three touchdowns — one rushing, one kick return, and one receiving — to equal Shonn Greene's mark for touchdowns in a bowl game from the 2009 Outback Bowl. Smith-Marsette also became...