Florida, Iowa a matchup of 8-4 teams at Outback Bowl
Florida (8-4, SEC) vs. Iowa (8-4, Big Ten), Jan. 2, 1 p.m.
LOCATION, Tampa. Fla.
Florida: RB Jordan Scarlett, 795 rushing yards, six touchdowns.
Iowa: RBs LeShun Daniels Jr. and Akrum Wadley, combined 1,979 rushing yards, 20 touchdowns.
Florida: The Gators were 6-1 in September and October, and after injuries started piling up finished 2-3 but still reached the SEC title game.
Iowa: The Hawkeyes give up 353 yards per game, but allow only 17.92 points per game – the same scoring average given up by Florida this season.
Florida 31, Iowa 24 (Jan. 2, 2006)
Florida: Fifth time in the Outback Bowl, 43rd bowl game overall.
Iowa: Fifth time in the Outback Bowl, 30th bowl game overall.
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