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LSU receiver on Desmond King: ‘He’s going to be a great player’

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

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, […]

Mixed bag for Martin-Manley includes muff, touchdown

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

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. […]

Cotton’s final big return gave Iowa a chance

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

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 […]

Ferentz emotional about seniors’ role in Iowa’s rebound

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

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 […]

Lowdermilk on fumble: ‘It was just an embarrassing play’

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

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 […]

Andrew Logue: Offense’s struggles seal Iowa’s fate

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

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 […]

LSU view: Tigers looked uninspiring in beating Iowa

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

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 […]

Video: Iowa’s quarterbacks dissect offense’s game

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

Iowa quarterbacks Jake Rudock and C.J. Beathard split time Wednesday. After the game they talked about the injury that knocked Rudock out and the offense’s performance. Jake Rudock: C.J. Beathard:  

Bryce Miller: ESPN reinforces perceptions about Ferentz teams

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

ESPN’s coverage of Wednesday’s Outback Bowl was a parade of stereotypes about the program under coach Kirk Ferentz. For those connected to the program, that’s mostly a positive thing. As LSU’s polished off its 21-14 win against Iowa at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., familiar themes emerged from play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and analyst […]

John Lowdermilk’s blunder nearly costs Iowa touchdown

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

By Laken Litman, USA Today Sports With LSU leading Iowa 14-0 in the third quarter of the Outback Bowl, Hawkeyes’ defensive back John Lowdermilk intercepted Tigers’ quarterback Anthony Jennings and looked like he was going to put some points on the board. But like in too many unfortunate cases before him, Lowdermilk did not protect […]