American Football Database
2004 Outback Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Iowa 7 13 14 3 37
University of Florida 7 0 3 7 17
Date January 1, 2004
Season 2003
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
Location Tampa, Florida
MVP Fred Russell (Iowa RB)
Referee Clair Gausman (Big 12)
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Holly Rowe
Outback Bowl
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The 2004 Outback Bowl featured the Florida Gators, and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Florida appeared to come out of the gates swinging, with quarterback Chris Leak throwing a 70-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Kelvin Kight to take an early 7-0 lead. Iowa got on the board following a 3 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nathan Chandler to wide receiver Maurice Brown, to tie the game at 7. That concluded the first quarter scoring.

Early in the second quarter, kicker Nate Kaeding kicked a 47-yard field goal, to give Iowa a 10-7 lead. Later on, Nate Chandler rushed 5 yards for a touchdown, and a 17-7 Iowa lead. Before halftime, Nate Kaeding connected on a 32 yard field goal to increase the lead to 20-7.

Early in the third quarter, Matt Melloy recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for an Iowa touchdown and a 27-7 lead. Florida's kicked a 48-yard field goal to pull Florida within 27-10. A Fred Russell touchdown run sealed the deal, bringing Iowa's lead to 34-10. Nate Kaeding later connected on a field goal from 38 yards, increasing the lead to 37-10. Chris Leak's 25-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Baker, made the final margin 37-17.

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