|2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl|
|76th Citrus Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 2022|
|Stadium||Camping World Stadium|
|MVP||Wan'Dale Robinson (WR, Kentucky)|
|Favorite||Kentucky by 2.5|
|Referee||Jeff Heaser (ACC)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||ABC: Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), Tom Luginbill (sideline)|
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher (play-by-play), Ben Hartsock (analyst) & Taylor Davis (sideline)
The 2022 Citrus Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2022, with kickoff at 1:00 p.m. EST and televised on ABC. It was the 76th edition of the Citrus Bowl, and was one of the 2021–22 bowl games concluding the 2021 FBS football season. Sponsored by Vrbo, a vacation rental marketplace owned by the HomeAway division of Expedia, the game was officially known as the Vrbo Citrus Bowl.
In the first meeting between the two programs, the game featured the Kentucky Wildcats of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference. Both teams received and accepted invitations on Sunday, December 5.
Main article: 2021 Kentucky Wildcats football team
The Wildcats entered the Citrus Bowl with a 9–3 record (5–3 SEC) and a No. 22 ranking in the final CFP poll. Kentucky made its second Citrus Bowl appearance (2019).
Main article: 2021 Iowa Hawkeyes football team
The Hawkeyes, winners of the Big Ten West Division, entered the Citrus Bowl with a 10–3 record (7–2 B1G) and a No. 15 ranking in the final CFP poll. Iowa also made its second Citrus Bowl appearance (2005).
|No. 22 Kentucky||7||6||0||7||20|
|No. 15 Iowa||0||3||7||7||17|
|Time of possession||37:54||22:06|
|Kentucky||Passing||Will Levis||17/28, 233 yards, TD, INT|
|Rushing||Chris Rodriguez Jr.||20 rushes, 107 yards, TD|
|Receiving||Wan'Dale Robinson||10 receptions, 170 yards|
|Iowa||Passing||Spencer Petras||19/30, 211 yards, TD, 3 INT|
|Rushing||Gavin Williams||16 rushes, 98 yards|
|Receiving||Sam LaPorta||7 receptions, 122 yards, TD|