2019 Outback Bowl

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2019 Outback Bowl
33rd Outback Bowl
1234 Total
Mississippi State 60133 22
Iowa 01773 27
DateJanuary 1, 2019
Season2018
StadiumRaymond James Stadium
LocationTampa, Florida
MVPNick Easley (WR, Iowa)[1]
FavoriteMississippi State by 6.5[2]
RefereeChris Coyte (Pac-12)
Attendance40,518[3]
PayoutUS$6,350,000[4]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN2
AnnouncersMark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Molly McGrath
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The 2019 Outback Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2019.[5] It was the 33rd edition of the Outback Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by Outback Steakhouse and played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Teams[edit]

The game featured the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference and the Mississippi State Bulldogs of the Southeastern Conference. It was the first meeting between the two teams.[6] It was Iowa's sixth time playing in the Outback Bowl, and Mississippi State's first.

Iowa Hawkeyes[edit]

Iowa received and accepted a bid to the Outback Bowl on December 2.[6] The Hawkeyes entered the bowl with an 8–4 record (5–4 in conference).

It marked the sixth time in Kirk Ferentz's tenure as the Hawkeyes' head coach the team played in the Outback Bowl.

Mississippi State Bulldogs[edit]

Mississippi State received and accepted a bid to the Outback Bowl on December 2.[6] The Bulldogs entered the bowl with an 8–4 record (4–4 in conference).

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP MSST IOWA
1 6:37 10 39 4:50 MSST 44-yard field goal by Jace Christmann 3 0
1 0:45 9 23 3:54 MSST 42-yard field goal by Jace Christmann 6 0
2 10:02 10 49 5:43 IOWA 44-yard field goal by Miguel Recinos 6 3
2 7:55 1 75 0:11 IOWA Nick Easley 75-yard touchdown reception from Nate Stanley, Miguel Recinos kick good 6 10
2 6:18 2 13 0:42 IOWA Ihmir Smith-Marsette 15-yard touchdown reception from Nate Stanley, Miguel Recinos kick good 6 17
3 11:26 3 6 1:12 MSST Kylin Hill 1-yard touchdown reception from Nick Fitzgerald, 2-point pass failed 12 17
3 11:08 1 33 0:12 MSST Nick Fitzgerald 33-yard touchdown run, Jace Christmann kick good 19 17
3 1:55 6 32 2:44 IOWA Nick Easley 8-yard touchdown reception from Nate Stanley, Miguel Recinos kick good 19 24
4 12:04 5 49 2:40 MSST 20-yard field goal by Jace Christmann 22 24
4 5:51 6 50 2:51 IOWA 40-yard field goal by Miguel Recinos 22 27
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 22 27

Statistics[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 18 Bulldogs 6 0 13 3 22
Hawkeyes 0 17 7 3 27
Statistics MSST IOWA
First downs 15 11
Plays–yards 74–342 51–199
Rushes–yards 42–190 20–(–15)
Passing yards 152 214
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 14–32–2 21–31–1
Time of possession 33:34 26:26
Team Category Player Statistics
Mississippi State Passing Nick Fitzgerald 14/32, 152 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Nick Fitzgerald 20 car, 103 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Stephen Guidry 1 rec, 51 yds
Iowa Passing Nate Stanley 21/31, 214 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Toren Young 3 car, 7 yds
Receiving Nick Easley 8 rec, 104 yds, 2 TD

References[edit]

  1. ^ @ChadLeistikow (January 1, 2019). "Nick Easley is the 2019 Outback Bowl MVP" (Tweet). Retrieved January 1, 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Fawkes, Ben (December 10, 2018). "Odds for every 2018-19 CFB bowl game". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ @MurphyKeith (January 1, 2019). "#OutbackBowl attendance announced as 40,518" (Tweet). Retrieved January 1, 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Bowl Payout". collegefootballpoll.com. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  5. ^ "2018-19 College Football Playoff and bowl schedule". ESPN. May 2, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c http://www.outbackbowl.com/december-2018/iowa-and-mississippi-state-to-square-off-in-outback-bowl

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