TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — LSU and Iowa will meet in the Outback Bowl, just the second time the Tigers and Hawkeyes faced each other on the football field.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The only other meeting between the school with rich football traditions was in the 2005 Capital One Bowl in Orlando. Drew Tate threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway as time expired to give Iowa 30-25 victory.
"We feel these two teams will continue our reputation of putting on an exciting show," Outback Bowl chairman Ken Hoverman said.
The 14th-ranked Tigers (9-4) are making their first trip to Tampa for postseason action since 1989, when the Outback was known as the Hall of Fame Bowl.
Iowa (8-4) will be making its fourth appearance in Tampa, having last appeared in Outback following the 2008 season when the Hawkeyes beat South Carolina 31-10.
Iowa beat Florida 37-17 to conclude the 2003 season in Tampa, and the Hawkeyes lost to the Gators 31-24 in the game winding up the 2005 season.