Florida, Iowa a matchup of 8-4 teams at Outback Bowl

OUTBACK BOWL

Florida (8-4, SEC) vs. Iowa (8-4, Big Ten), Jan. 2, 1 p.m.

LOCATION, Tampa. Fla.

TOP PLAYERS

Florida: RB Jordan Scarlett, 795 rushing yards, six touchdowns.

Iowa: RBs LeShun Daniels Jr. and Akrum Wadley, combined 1,979 rushing yards, 20 touchdowns.

NOTABLE

Florida: The Gators were 6-1 in September and October, and after injuries started piling up finished 2-3 but still reached the SEC title game.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes give up 353 yards per game, but allow only 17.92 points per game - the same scoring average given up by Florida this season.

LAST TIME

Florida 31, Iowa 24 (Jan. 2, 2006)

BOWL HISTORY

Florida: Fifth time in the Outback Bowl, 43rd bowl game overall.

Iowa: Fifth time in the Outback Bowl, 30th bowl game overall.

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AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org

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