2009 Outback Bowl

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2009 Outback Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 14 7 10 0 31
South Carolina 0 0 0 10 10
Date January 1, 2009
Season 2008
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
Location Tampa, Florida
MVP Shonn Greene (Iowa RB)
Favorite Iowa by 4
Referee John McDaid
Attendance 55,117
Payout US$3.2 Million[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman
Nielsen ratings 2.7
Outback Bowl
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The 2009 Outback Bowl was a college football bowl game played as the first official sporting event in the USA on January 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Scheduled for a kickoff of 11 AM US EST and telecast on ESPN, the game pitted the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa jumped out to a huge lead, leading South Carolina 21–0 at halftime and 31–0 at the end of the third quarter. Shonn Greene, the MVP, had 30 rushes for 132 yards and three rushing touchdowns.

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
Iowa - Trey Stross 6-yard TD pass from Ricky Stanzi (Daniel Murray kick), 7:39 Iowa 7–0
Iowa - Shonn Greene 1-yard TD run (Murray kick), 4:41 Iowa 14–0
2nd Quarter
Iowa - Greene 1-yard TD run (Murray kick), 8:09 Iowa 21–0
3rd Quarter
Iowa - Murray 18-yard FG, 9:09 Iowa 24–0
Iowa - Greene 11-yard TD run, :04 Iowa 31–0
4th Quarter
USC - Jared Cook 10-yard TD pass from Chris Smelley (Ryan Succop kick), 13:35 Iowa 31–7
USC - Succop 48-yard FG, 2:02 Iowa 31–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2010-04-17.