LSU headed to Outback Bowl against Iowa

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
LSU head football coach Les Miles paces the sideline against Mississippi State last season. The Tigers will play Iowa in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day. 
DAILY NEWS PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BATON ROUGE – Tickets for LSU's first appearance in the Outback Bowl in 25 years are currently on sale to the general public, LSU associate athletic director for tickets Brian Broussard said.

To order, visit LSU is allotted 12,000 tickets for the game.

"The Outback Bowl is a great bowl game with a rich history of outstanding games between the SEC and the Big Ten," LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva said. "The Tampa area is one of the most beautiful and hospitable places to visit in our country. The University of Iowa has a storied football tradition, and this showdown will be one of the most attractive matchups during the bowl season."

It's the first meeting between the teams since the 2005 Capital One Bowl when the Hawkeyes scored on the final play of the game to beat the Tigers, 30-25.

LSU's only other trip to Tampa for a bowl game came at the conclusion of the 1988 season when the Tigers dropped a 23-10 decision to Syracuse in what was then called the Hall of Fame Bowl.

LSU, which is ranked No. 14 in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll, brings a 9-3 overall mark into the game, while Iowa has won three straight and stands at 8-4 overall.