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12/27/2019 (2019-2020)
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Jack Murphy Stadium [San Diego, California]

#16 Iowa  vs  #22  USC  USC #16 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #22 USC on 12/27/2019 -

W     49 - 24 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 50,123
Kickoff Temp: 56° F
Start Time: 7:07 PM CST


Iowa's Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored on a 6-yard run, a 98-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard reception -- all in the second quarter -- to lead Iowa to a 49-24 rout of No. 22 USC. The Hawkeyes won their fourth straight game for their sixth 10-win season in coach Kirk Ferentz's 21 years. The Hawkeyes honored both Hayden Fry, the former coach who died Dec. 17 at age 90, and Bump Elliott, a former athletic director who died Dec. 7 at 94. Senior Nate Stanley became the fifth Iowa quarterback to start three bowl games. He won all three. Against USC, he was 18 of 27 for 213 yards with 2 touchdown passes. There was a moment of silence before the national anthem for Fry. Iowa also paid tribute to Fry by removing the Tigerhawk decals from its helmets. Fry introduced the logo during his 20-year tenure, which included trips to the Holiday Bowl in 1986, 1987 and 1991.




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Rushing 1st Downs84
Passing 1st Downs1214
Penalty 1st Downs02
Total First Downs2020
Rushing Attempts3518
Rushing Yards11522
Rushing TDs31
Yards per Rush3.31.2
Passes Completed1834
Passes Attempts2848
Pass Completion %64.3%70.8%
Passing TDs22
Passing Yards213334
Passing Yards per Completion11.89.8
Passing Yards per Attempt7.67.0
Total Plays6366
% of Rushing Plays55.6%27.3%
% of Passing Plays44.4%72.7%
Total Offense328356
Yards per Play5.25.4
Lost Fumbles02
Penalty Yards2321
Yards per Penalty5.87.0
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