Outback Bowl a Tampa Bay Treasure for 33 Years

For 33 years the Outback Bowl has made a positive impact on the Tampa Bay region and college football. Over it's history the 501 (c)3 organization has contributed $148 million to universities and generated an estimated $1 Billion in economic impact for the Tampa Bay area. The Outback Bowl also generates millions of dollars in national and international exposure for the region each year and in just the last two years has donated $500,000 to dozens of local charities. In fact the biggest winner each year is the Tampa Bay community.

Iowa Defeats Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl

The 33rd edition of the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium was another great finish, with the Iowa Hawkeyes defeating the Mississippi State Bulldogs for their third Outback Bowl victory. At the end of the third, Iowa led Mississippi State 19-24. Then, Jace Christmann nailed a 20-yard field goal for Mississippi State, closing the gap to 22-24 with only 12:04 remaining. Miguel Recinos then kicked a 40-yard field goal for Iowa with 5:51 remaining, leaving the final score at 22-27. View the photo gallery or read comments from coaches Joe Moorhead, Kirk Ferentz and Outback Bowl MVP Nick Easley.

Ringing in the New Year Outback Bowl Style!

Fans in the Tampa area got a chance to cheer on their teams Monday night in historic Ybor City at the New Year's Eve Parade and Pep Rally. The parade included floats, the Iowa and Mississippi State marching bands, and several high school bands. Both team bands and cheerleaders fired up fans by performing in the pep rally and battle of the bands that followed! View photos from New Year's Eve in our photo gallery.

Teams and Fans Soak Up Sun and Fun at Clearwater Beach

Mississippi State and Iowa fans turned out to support their teams and enjoy the beach Sunday during Outback Bowl Beach Day at beautiful Clearwater Beach. Both school bands performed, the Iowa cheerleaders defeated MSU's squad in a tug of war competition, and head coaches Kirk Ferentz and Joe Moorhead each made appearances.

Check out our photo gallery to see all the fun on Clearwater Beach!

Game Summary

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Mississippi State Bulldogs 6 0 13 3 22
Iowa Hawkeyes 0 17 7 3 27

Scoring Summary

FG Jace Christmann kicked a 44-yard field goal 3 0
FG Jace Christmann kicked a 42-yard field goal 6 0
FG Miguel Recinos kicked a 44-yard field goal 6 3
TD Nate Stanley passed to Nick Easley to the right for 75 yard touchdown (Miguel Recinos made PAT) 6 10
TD Nate Stanley passed to Ihmir Smith-Marsette to the right for 15 yard touchdown (Miguel Recinos made PAT) 6 17
TD Nick Fitzgerald passed to Kylin Hill down the middle for 1 yard touchdown (2pt attempt failed, Nick Fitzgerald pass to Stephen Guidry) 13 17
TD Nick Fitzgerald rushed to the right for 33 yard touchdown (Jace Christmann made PAT) 19 17
TD Nate Stanley passed to Nick Easley to the right for 8 yard touchdown (Miguel Recinos made PAT) 19 24
FG Jace Christmann kicked a 20-yard field goal 22 24
FG Miguel Recinos kicked a 40-yard field goal 22 27
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