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2009 Outback Bowl

2009 Outback Bowl
Bowl Game
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 pit 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

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


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