Timeless moments: A special bowl edition of Hawkeye History


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Jan. 1, 1957 — The Hawkeyes got their first-ever bowl win in a 35-19 victory over Oregon State in the Rose Bowl, capping a 9-1-1 season. Head coach Forest Evashevski led Iowa to another Rose Bowl berth in 1959, which it also won, 38-12, over Cal. The Hawkeyes didn't play in another bowl game until 1982.

Jan. 1, 1982 — Head coach Hayden Fry took the Hawkeyes to their first bowl of the 13 bowls they would appear in during Fry's 19 years at Iowa. Unfortunately, the first one was not auspicious — it was a 28-0 romp by Washington in the 1982 Rose Bowl. It was, however, the first of seven-consecutive bowl appearances for Fry and the Hawkeyes.

Dec. 29, 2001 — Kirk Fernetz, then in his third season at Iowa, won his first bowl game with a 19-16 victory over Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl. One season later, the Hawkeyes played in the Orange Bowl, the program's first appearance in a BCS bowl.

Jan. 1, 2005 — Iowa wide receiver Warren Holloway caught a 56-yard pass from quarterback Drew Tate as time expired to help the Hawkeyes win the Capital One Bowl over LSU, 30-25. That has become one of the most iconic plays in Iowa football history.

Jan. 5, 2010 — Led by defensive end Adrian Clayborn's performance, the Hawkeye defense shut down Georgia Tech's diverse offense in the Orange Bowl. Iowa won its first-ever BCS contest in dominating fashion, 24-14.

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