AP Photo Report: Independence Bowl

Alabama's victory over Iowa State marked one of the few times in school bowl history that the Tide has come out ahead by a mere one-point margin.

Alabama middle linebacker Saleem Rasheed, right, and coach Dennis Franchione, center, laugh at the comments of wide reciever Freddie Milons during a news conference in Shreveport, La., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, on the eve of Thursday's Independence Bowl. Alabama will face Iowa State in the game. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)


Alabama quarterback Andrew Zow (5) sprints past teammate Santonio Beard (34) and Iowa State defensive back Atif Austin (21) on his way to a second-quarter touchdown during the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001. (AP Photo/Wesley Ellis)


Iowa State kicker Tony Yelk (14) is consoled by holder Casey Baldwin (19) as they leave the field of the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, following their 14-13 loss to Alabama. Yelk missed a field goal in the final minutes which would have given Iowa State a two point lead and a possible victory. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)


Alabama quarterback Andrew Zow (5) celebrates with fans following his team's 14-13 victory over Iowa State in the Independence Bowl Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)


Alabama tight end Terry Jones Jr. dashes into the end zone to score the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter at the Independence Bowl against Iowa State, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, in Shreveport, La. Alabama defeated Iowa State, 14-13. (AP Photo/Wesley Ellis)


Iowa State running back Ennis Haywood (2) sprints past Alabama defensive end Kindal Moorehead (54) for a 9-yard first-quarter gain Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, during the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La .(AP Photo/Wesley Ellis)


Alabama tailback Ahmaad Galloway, center, is tackled after a 9-yard, first-quarter run by several Iowa State defenders including Adam Runk, right, and Harold Clewis, obscured at left, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, during the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)



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