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Insight Bowl officials expect a record crowd

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (KWWL) -- Despite earlier reports that Hawkeye ticket sales were soft, Insight Bowl officials expect the largest crowd in the 22 year history of the event. Insight Bowl spokesman Andrew Bagnato says a record of more than 50-thousand fans will attend Tuesday night's game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

The Phoenix area bowl committee is also hosting the Fiesta Bowl and BCS Championship games in the next two weeks. But Bagnato says this Insight Bowl game won't take a backseat to any of those games. Bagnato says the matchup of Iowa and Missouri is a marquee battle of a Tiger team that is BCS bowl eligible and a Hawkeye team that is looking to redeem itself after falling short in the last month of the regular season. Five thousand tickets remain unsold for Tuesday night's game.

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