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This day in 2004 - Iowa win over Florida in Outback Bowl

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TAMPA (KWWL) -- It was on New Year's Day in 2004 that the Iowa Hawkeyes crushed the Florida Gators in the Outback Bowl.

Nate Kaeding kicked three field goals, Matt Melloy blocked a punt, and recovered it for a touchdown, and Fred Russel ran for 150 yards.  The Hawks won 37-17 and finished the season with an overall record of 9-3.

The 2004 Outback Bowl victory was Iowa's first January bowl victory in 45 years.  The Hawks again play in the Outback Bowl Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.  Television coverage is available on ESPN.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo
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