Coaches Meet Media & Bowl Supporters at DeBartolo Contract Signing Event

Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and Mississippi State Head Coach Joe Moorhead came to Tampa Thursday to meet with local media and fire up a crowd of more than 700 Outback Bowl VIP supporters at Raymond James Stadium. Guests enjoyed Outback Steakhouse food while hearing from the coaches and celebrating last Sunday's announcement of the teams participating in this year's Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.

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The Iowa Hawkeyes and No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs will square-off in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa, bowl officials announced today. Both teams are 8-4. It will be the first time these teams have played in 119+ seasons of their football history. It will also be the first appearance by Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl. The Outback Bowl will be played on January 1st at 12:00 PM ET at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets are available at

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