Iowa Hawkeyes headed back to Tampa for Outback Bowl

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"We also recognize for WSU and the rest of the Pac-12, this is an important bowl season for all of us", Chun said.

The Bulldogs have played in the Gator/TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville three times, the Orange Bowl in Miami once, as well as appeared in the St. Petersburg Bowl over the last nine campaigns.

Unfortunately, the Cougars' great season will end with the Alamo Bowl, despite the hopes and dreams that WSU would make it to one of the New Year's Six. It's State's first berth in the Outback Bowl and marks the third straight Florida bowl appearance for the Bulldogs. I dislike him less than others, though, because he's still the man that brought the Pac-12 Network to my basement, and the Pac-12 Network airs Cougar football and basketball games that were never on TV before.

Both teams have made 15 appearances in the Rose Bowl.

Coach Matt Campbell said he doesn't know much about Washington State. Led by star quarterback and potential Heisman finalist Dwayne Haskins, the Buckeyes rank eighth nationally in scoring (43.5 points per game), 12th in yards per play. Oklahoma (12-1) has a spot in the College Football Playoff as the No. 4-ranked team and No. 15 Texas (9-4) is going to the Sugar Bowl. Their only losses were by three points at USC and by 13 to Washington in a Pullman snowstorm. "I have always had tremendous respect for (Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz) and his Iowa teams". But, like I said, we accept it and our focus shifts now. The Hawkeyes finished in a tie for second in the Big Ten West and boast the nation's No. 7 total defense, allowing only 289.6 yards per game. So when he met with reporters Sunday at Husky Stadium, he could not offer specifics regarding the challenges the Huskies face when they meet the Buckeyes in the January 1 Rose Bowl.

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"We get to get out of this weather here and put some shorts on", Butler said with a smile. "We look forward to hosting the Hawkeye and Bulldog teams and their fans, and ensure them they will have an fantastic experience in the Tampa Bay area". Additionally, the Bulldogs are one of only five SEC schools to go bowling in every season this decade.

The 24th-ranked Cyclones will meet No. 13 Washington State at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, Dec. 28, it was announced Sunday. Then here in '14, I thought we were going.

Petersen said he has a "really good" relationship with Meyer: "Known him for a while".

The Rose Bowl is nicknamed "The Granddaddy of Them All" because it is the oldest bowl game and has been played since 1902.

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