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Hawkeyes down Gators to win Outback Bowl

The No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the No. 16 ranked Florida Gators 31-24 to win the Outback Bowl Monday.

Iowa came in as slight 1-point favorites and easily made good on covering the spread. The game’s combined 55 points went OVER the posted total (50).

Drew Tate went 32-for-55 in leading the Hawkeyes to victory and gained 346 yards and passed for three touchdowns.

Florida QB Chris Leak was 25-for-40 and amassed 279 yards in the loss and threw for two touchdowns.