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Iowa offensive lineman Mason Richman lifts up Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17.

Grading the Iowa football team’s 20-17 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 2, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Robert Read graded the Iowa football team’s performance in all three phases after the Hawkeyes’ 20-17 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Offense...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras walks off the field after the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17. Petras through as interception at the end of the game which gave Kentucky possession of the ball.

Opinion | Spencer Petras isn’t Iowa’s answer at QB, but he deserves better from fans

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — Quarterback Spencer Petras stood in front of a white brick wall just around the corner from Iowa’s locker room at Camping World Stadium about half an hour after the end of the Citrus...

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis eats a whole orange while holding the Citrus Bowl Trophy after winning the the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17. During a press conference earlier in the week, head coach Mark Stoops was asked about Levis eating a banana with the peel.

Photos: 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Jerod Ringwald and Grace Smith January 1, 2022

Iowa and Kentucky matched up for the 75th anniversary of the Citrus Bowl on New Year's day at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17. Former Iowa player and...

Kentucky running backJuTahn McClain carries the ball during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.

Twitter reactions to No. 15 Iowa’s 20-17 loss to No. 22 Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — The No. 22 Kentucky football team scored a game-winning touchdown with one minute and 48 seconds remaining in Saturday's Citrus Bowl to defeat No. 15 Iowa, 20-17. Iowa quarterback...

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis eats a whole orange while holding the Citrus Bowl Trophy after winning the the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17. During a press conference earlier in the week, head coach Mark Stoops was asked about Levis eating a banana with the peel.

Citrus Bowl turns sour for No. 15 Iowa in 20-17 loss to No. 22 Kentucky

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Iowa football team’s new year isn’t off to a very pleasant start. No. 22 Kentucky went 80 yards in eight plays on a drive that ended with a game-winning touchdown with...

Iowa running back Gavin Williams carries the ball during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17. Williams carried the ball 16 times for 42 yards.

‘Williams Bros.’ show promise in Iowa football’s Citrus Bowl loss to Kentucky

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — Redshirt freshmen running backs Gavin Williams and Leshon Williams set modest goals for themselves ahead of Iowa football’s appearance in the 2022 Citrus Bowl. The pair just...

Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17. LaPorta caught seven passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.

Watch: Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta scores on screen pass to give Hawkeyes the lead

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — Iowa just took the lead in the Citrus Bowl. Tight end Sam LaPorta caught a throwback tight end screen and followed his blockers 36 yards for a go-ahead touchdown. The play capped...

Iowa wide receiver Arland Bruce IV celebrates a touchdown with teammates during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17.

Watch: Iowa’s Arland Bruce runs 20 yards for a touchdown

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — Iowa's offense has life. Wide receiver Arland Bruce IV ran around the end for a 20-yard rushing touchdown for Iowa's first touchdown of the Citrus Bowl. It is only the Iowa offense's...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras delivers a pass during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.

Halftime reactions | No. 22 Kentucky leads No. 15 Iowa, 13-3

Robert Read and Austin Hanson January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — The No. 22 Kentucky football team leads No. 15 Iowa, 13-3, at halftime of the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. The Wildcats opened the scoring with a 13-play, 80-yard scoring...

The outside of Camping World Stadium is seen before the Hawkeyes and and Wildcats matchup in the Citrus Bowl at noon CST in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.

Live updates | No. 15 Iowa takes on No. 22 Kentucky in the 2022 Citrus Bowl

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky will meet in the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium at 12 p.m. Saturday. The Hawkeyes and Wildcats have never played each other before. Iowa...

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