|2019 Outback Bowl|
|33rd Outback Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 2019|
|Stadium||Raymond James Stadium|
|MVP||Nick Easley (WR, Iowa)|
|Favorite||Mississippi State by 6.5|
|Referee||Chris Coyte (Pac-12)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Molly McGrath|
The 2019 Outback Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2019. It was the 33rd edition of the Outback Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by Outback Steakhouse and played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
The game featured the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference and the Mississippi State Bulldogs of the Southeastern Conference. It was the first meeting between the two teams. It was Iowa's sixth time playing in the Outback Bowl, and Mississippi State's first.
Main article: 2018 Iowa Hawkeyes football team
Iowa received and accepted a bid to the Outback Bowl on December 2. The Hawkeyes entered the bowl with an 8–4 record (5–4 in conference).
It marked the sixth time in Kirk Ferentz's tenure as the Hawkeyes' head coach the team played in the Outback Bowl.
Main article: 2018 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team
Mississippi State received and accepted a bid to the Outback Bowl on December 2. The Bulldogs entered the bowl with an 8–4 record (4–4 in conference).
|No. 18 Bulldogs||6||0||13||3||22|
|Time of possession||33:34||26:26|
|Mississippi State||Passing||Nick Fitzgerald||14/32, 152 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT|
|Rushing||Nick Fitzgerald||20 car, 103 yds, 1 TD|
|Receiving||Stephen Guidry||1 rec, 51 yds|
|Iowa||Passing||Nate Stanley||21/31, 214 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT|
|Rushing||Toren Young||3 car, 7 yds|
|Receiving||Nick Easley||8 rec, 104 yds, 2 TD|