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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.

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...

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.

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....

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.

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...

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.

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...

DITV: Holiday Bowl Recap

December 28, 2019

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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