VIDEO: Florida Gators To Face Iowa Hawkeyes In Outback Bowl On January 2 In Tampa
By Daniel Apple, Florida Gators // December 4, 2016
GATORS MAKING 43rd bowl trip, 21-21 all-time
ABOVE VIDEO: Urban Meyer’s first season in Florida culminates with an Outback Bowl win on January 1, 2006 against Iowa. The two teams will meet again this year in the bowl game played in Tampa.
GAINESVILLE, FlORIDA – Florida (8-4, 6-2 SEC) will be facing Iowa (8-4, 6-3 Big Ten) for the fourth time in school history, with all three matchups coming in postseason bowl games.
The Gators defeated the Hawkeyes in the 1983 Gator Bowl, 14-6, and 2005 Outback Bowl, 31-24, while Iowa defeated UF in the 2003 Outback Bowl, 37-17.
Florida is making its 43rd bowl appearance all-time (21-21 overall record) and will be playing in a January bowl game for the 27th time.
The Gators have played in the Outback Bowl four times with a 2-2 record in the previous games.
The Gator Ticket Office will begin taking ticket orders for the 2017 Outback Bowl on Monday, Dec. 5, at 8:30 a.m.
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