Florida Dominates Iowa 30-3

Iowa was the first to put points on the board, but the Florida Gators scored 30 unanswered points to win Monday's Outback Bowl in dominating fashion. Tied at 3-3, running back Mark Thompson scored the first touchdown of the game just before the half, taking a screen pass and rumbling a bowl record 85 yards to paydirt. Safety Chauncey Gardner, Jr. was named Outback Bowl MVP after intercepting two Iowa passes and returning one 58 yards for a touchdown. McElwain Quotes | Ferentz Quotes | Gardner Quotes

Ringing in the New Year Outback Bowl Style!

Fans in the Tampa area got a chance to cheer on their teams Saturday night in historic Ybor City at the New Year's Eve Parade and Pep Rally. The parade included floats, Florida and Iowa marching bands, and several high school bands. Both team bands and cheerleaders fired up fans by performing in the pep rally that followed! Others enjoyed music and fireworks at Light Up Tampa Bay along the downtown Tampa waterfront. View photos from today's activities in our photo gallery.

Fun and Sun at Clearwater Beach

Florida and Iowa fans turned out to support their teams and enjoy the beach Friday during Outback Bowl Beach Day at beautiful Clearwater Beach. Both school bands performed for fans, the Hawkeye cheerleaders defeated Florida's squad in a tug of war competition, and the day finished with a key lime pie eating contest.

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

Gators, Hawkeyes Spread Cheer at Tampa General Hospital

Players from the Florida Gators and Iowa Hawkeyes football teams visited children at Tampa General Hospital Thursday afternoon to bring them a little cheer for the holidays. They handed out Outback Bowl posters, pennants, and team gear during the visit. Thursday night, both teams headed to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game for a fun competition on the ice.

View pictures from Thursday's events in the photo gallery.

Game Summary

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Florida Gators 3 7 7 13 30
Iowa Hawkeyes 3 0 0 0 3

Scoring Summary

FG Keith Duncan kicked a 36-yard field goal 0 3
FG Eddy Pineiro kicked a 44-yard field goal 3 3
TD Austin Appleby passed to Mark Thompson to the left for 85 yard touchdown (Eddy Pineiro made PAT) 10 3
TD Austin Appleby passed to DeAndre Goolsby down the middle for 6 yard touchdown (Eddy Pineiro made PAT) 17 3
TD Chauncey Gardner intercepted C.J. Beathard for 50 yard touchdown (Eddy Pineiro made PAT) 24 3
FG Eddy Pineiro kicked a 25-yard field goal 27 3
FG Eddy Pineiro kicked a 48-yard field goal 30 3

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