2017 Outback Bowl
31st Outback Bowl
1234 Total
Florida 37713 30
Iowa 3000 3
DateJanuary 2, 2017
Season2016
StadiumRaymond James Stadium
LocationTampa, Florida
MVPChauncey Gardner
FavoriteFlorida by 1[1]
RefereeBrad Van Vark (Big 12)
Attendance51,119
PayoutUS$3,500,000[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC
AnnouncersMike Patrick (play-by-play)
Ed Cunningham (analyst)
Jerry Punch (sidelines)
Outback Bowl
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The 2017 Outback Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The 31st annual Outback Bowl featured the Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big Ten Conference and the Florida Gators from the Southeastern Conference, and was one of the 2016–17 NCAA football bowl games concluding the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game was nationally televised by ABC, and its title sponsor was the Outback Steakhouse restaurant franchise.

Teams

On December 4, 2016, Florida and Iowa were selected to play one another.[3] This was the fourth overall meeting between the teams, and was the third time the Gators and Hawkeyes played each other in the Outback Bowl, with each team having won one of the previous meetings. This was also the fifth time each school played in the Outback Bowl.

Florida

Main articles: 2016 Florida Gators football team and 2016 Southeastern Conference football season

Iowa

Main articles: 2016 Iowa Hawkeyes football team and 2016 Big Ten Conference football season

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP FLA IOWA
1 8:56 5 9 1:25 IOWA 36-yard field goal by Keith Duncan 0 3
1 5:42 8 49 3:14 FLA 44-yard field goal by Eddy Piñeiro 3 3
2 1:46 1 85 0:16 FLA Mark Thompson 85-yard touchdown reception from Austin Appleby, Eddy Piñeiro kick good 10 3
3 0:48 12 80 6:47 FLA DeAndre Goolsby 6-yard touchdown reception from Austin Appleby, Eddy Piñeiro kick good 17 3
4 14:44 FLA Interception returned 58 yards for touchdown by Chauncey Gardner, Eddy Piñeiro kick good 24 3
4 9:46 4 -1 1:25 FLA 25-yard field goal by Eddy Piñeiro 27 3
4 5:57 4 6 1:39 FLA 48-yard field goal by Eddy Piñeiro 30 3
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 30 3

Statistics

Statistics FLA IOWA
First Downs 11 14
Plays-yards 57-331 65-226
Third down efficiency 6/15 4/15
Rushes-yards 109 171
Passing yards 222 55
Passing, Comp-Att-Int 14-25-2 7-24-3
Time of Possession 28:45 31:15
Team Category Player Statistics
FLA Passing Austin Appleby 14/25, 2 int., 222 yds, 2 TD
Rushing Jordan Scarlett 14 r./94 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Antonio Callaway 7 rec./55 yds, 0 TD
IOWA Passing C. J. Beathard 7/23, 3 int., 55 yds, 0 TD
Rushing Akrum Wadley 22 r./115 yds, 0 TD
Receiving Akrum Wadley 4 rec./21 yds, 0 TD

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References

  1. ^ "College Bowl Game Odds". ESPN. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Bowl payout
  3. ^ "2017 Outback Bowl, Florida vs. Iowa: Date, time, location and everything to know". SB Nation. December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  4. ^ https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/gatorzone.com/documents/2017/1/2/OUT16.pdf