Players such as Carl Davis are the heart and soul of Iowa football in Ferentz’s 15 seasons as coach.
Gameday: January 1, 2014 12 p.m. central
Fair or not, opinions of Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis are still mixed in the wake of Wednesday’s 21-14 loss to Louisiana State in the Outback Bowl.
TAMPA, Fla. – Louisiana State entered Wednesday’s Outback Bowl with two 1,000-yard receivers in Odell Beckham, Jr., and Jarvis Landry. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz called the two juniors future NFL receivers. Both are expected to declare for the NFL Draft later this week. That was the talent challenge facing Iowa freshman right cornerback Desmond King, […]
TAMPA, Fla. – It was another up-and-down performance for Kevonte Martin-Manley. As he did earlier this season, Iowa’s junior receiver was involved in positive and negative plays during the course of Wednesday’s Outback Bowl. A muffed punt return by Martin-Manley in the second quarter helped Louisiana State score a touchdown and take a 14-0 lead. […]
TAMPA, Fla. – Jordan Cotton thought he was going to make it to the end zone. “Then I heard the guy behind me,” Cotton said. “He had the angle and he dove.” Cotton’s 96-yard kickoff return, with just under 2 minutes to play, gave Iowa the ball at the LSU 4. It led to the […]
TAMPA, Fla. – Iowa’s 2013 football team holds a special place in coach Kirk Ferentz’s heart. That was clearly obvious after Wednesday’s 21-14 loss to No. 14 LSU in the Outback Bowl. Ferentz appeared emotional and was fighting back tears when asked what this team meant to him. A team that had turned a 4-8 […]
On a day when nothing came easy for Iowa’s football team, John Lowdermilk made things way too difficult. The junior safety provided a spark with his third-quarter interception and 71-yard return. It would have been a touchdown, but after a replay review, it was determined he dropped the ball before crossing the goal line. “It […]
TAMPA, Fla. – If you can’t convert third-and-inches, your options really start to dwindle. That was the biggest takeaway from Wednesday’s Outback Bowl, as 14th-ranked Louisiana State bullied its way to a 21-14 win over Iowa. Remember all the talk about LSU’s freshman quarterback? 83 photos: All the Outback Bowl action from Tampa Outback Bowl […]
Memo to Iowa football fans: Give it some time, but you’ll get over how 2014 started for the Iowa football program.
By Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana TAMPA, Fla. – In the end, LSU fans who stayed away from “sunny” Tampa for the Outback Bowl made the right choice from a viewer comfort and excitement point of view. On a rainy and miserable day, No. 14 LSU kept it nearly as ugly but oh-so-effective for a 21-14 […]