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Iowa honors Hayden Fry during and after Holiday Bowl win

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz gets emotional as the announcer mentioned Hayden Fry during the Holiday Bowl game between Iowa and USC at SDCCU Stadium on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Trojans, 49-24.
The Hawkeyes honored legendary Iowa coach Hayden Fry on and off the field at the Holiday Bowl.
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...

Smith-Marsette shows off speed in win over USC

Iowa wideout Ihmir Smith-Marsette celebrates a kick-return touchdown during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Trojans, 49-24.
Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored three touchdowns in three different ways to help lead the Hawkeyes over the Trojans in the Holiday Bowl.
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....

Looking back on Nate Stanley’s season, career

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley attempts a pass during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Stanley finished with a 67% completion rate for 213 yards.
Nate Stanley ranks statistically as one of the best Iowa quarterbacks of all time, and his career came to a close with an all-around offensive performance.
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...

Iowa clinches 10th win with Holiday Bowl victory over USC

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley drops back to pass during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.
The Hawkeyes used trick plays and Ihmir Smith-Marsette to take an early lead that they wouldn't give up.
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...

DITV: Holiday Bowl Recap

December 28, 2019

Highlights from Holiday Bowl post-game press conference

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz presents the trophy after the Holiday Bowl game between Iowa and USC at SDCCU Stadium on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Trojans, 49-24.
Iowa put up an impressive performance against USC on Friday, and the Hawkeyes discussed their thoughts after the game.
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...

Epenesa’s Holiday Bowl performance highlights season

Iowa defensive end AJ Epenesa pursues USC's Kedon Slovis during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Trojans, 49-24.
In what was possibly his final game as a Hawkeye, A.J. Epenesa shined to help shut down a booming pass offense.
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...

Holiday Bowl halftime reactions — Iowa vs. USC

Iowa wideout Tyrone Tracy, Jr. carries the ball during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.
Brian Ferentz's play-calling has put Iowa out in front, but the Hawkeyes need to shore up their pass defense in the second half.
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...

Smith-Marsette ties Iowa bowl touchdown record

Iowa wideout Ihmir Smith-Marsette celebrates his kick-return touchdown during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.
Ihmir Smith-Marsette's three first-half touchdowns tied Shonn Greene's mark for touchdowns in a bowl game.
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...

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