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1/2/2006 (2005-2006)
Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium [Tampa Bay, Florida]

#25 Iowa  vs  #16  Florida  Florida #25 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #16 Florida on 1/2/2006 - HawkeyeRecap.com

L     24 - 31 


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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 65,881
Kickoff Temp: 72° F
Start Time: 11:03 am CST

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Florida scored the game's first 17 points and held off a late Iowa surge to defeat the Hawkeyes 31-24 in the 2006 Outback Bowl at Tampa, FL. The Gators blocked and returned an Iowa punt for a score on Iowa's first possession to take a 7-0 advantage. Iowa scored its first points on a 20-yard touchdown pass from QB Drew Tate to WR Clinton Solomon. Iowa rallied to score 17 fourth-quarter points to make for an exciting finish. Iowa's comeback fell short as the Hawkeyes failed to recover an onside kick. On the previous play, Iowa recovered the onside kick, only to be flagged for an incorrect offside penalty.

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Kirk Ferentz After that game, we probably would have signed on for any bowl that would have taken us. I probably would have signed in blood that evening. I'm glad that we didn't, but at that point there were all kinds of things racing through all of our minds.
-- Kirk Ferentz
Prior to the 2006 Outback Bowl, referencing the loss to Northwestern earlier in the season


DETAILED TEAM STATS

StatisticsIowaFlorida
Rushing 1st Downs17
Passing 1st Downs2216
Penalty 1st Downs03
Total First Downs2326
Rushing Attempts2042
Rushing Yards64169
Rushing TDs00
Yards per Rush3.24.0
Passes Completed3225
Passes Attempts5540
Pass Completion %58.2%62.5%
Passing TDs32
Passing Yards346278
Passing Yards per Completion10.811.1
Passing Yards per Attempt6.37.0
Touchdowns32
Total Plays7582
% of Rushing Plays26.7%51.2%
% of Passing Plays73.3%48.8%
Total Offense410447
Yards per Play5.55.5
Lost Fumbles01
Interceptions10
Turnovers11
Penalties85
Penalty Yards6030
Yards per Penalty7.56.0
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