American Football Database
2011 Insight Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
University Of Iowa 0 0 0 14 Expression error: Missing operand for +.
University of Oklahoma 7 7 7 10 Expression error: Missing operand for +.
Date December 30, 2011
Season 2011
Stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Location Tempe, Arizona
MVP Blake Bell (Oklahoma)
Jamell Fleming (Oklahoma)
Favorite Oklahoma by 15[1]
Referee Jack Wood (Pac-12)
Attendance 54,247
Payout US$3.3 million per team
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Sean McDonough (Play-by-Play)
Matt Millen (Analyst)
Heather Cox (Sidelines)
Nielsen ratings 3.0
Insight Bowl
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The 2011 Insight Bowl, the 23rd edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on December 30, 2011 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona as part of the 2011–12 NCAA Bowl season.

The game was telecast at 8:00 p.m. MT on ESPN. The Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference faced the Oklahoma Sooners of the Big 12 Conference. Oklahoma won by a score of 31–14.

The game was briefly suspended with 2:24 remaining in the fourth quarter when one of ESPN's skycams crashed onto the field, nearly hitting Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt, Jr.[2] The incident has since gone viral on YouTube.

For the 2012 season, the bowl will have a new sponsor and a new name. It became the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl


After winning the 2010 Insight Bowl 27–24 over Missouri, the Iowa Hawkeyes are back to take on the Sooners of Oklahoma, which began the season as the top-ranked team in both the Associated Press and ESPN coaches’ polls. The two teams have met only once, in 1979 when Oklahoma defeated Iowa 21–6 in head coach Hayden Fry's second game. On that team were Bob Stoops, the current Oklahoma head coach, and Bruce Kittle, currently a Sooner assistant coach.




  1. Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2011
  2. Marshall, John (2001-12-31). "Insight Bowl: Camera Falls to Field as Oklahoma Holds Off Iowa". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-01-02.

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