IOWA CITY, Iowa - It was announced by the TaxSlayer Bowl Sunday that the Iowa football team accepted an invitation to play in its postseason contest Jan. 2 in Jacksonville. The event's committee pitted Tennessee of the SEC against the Hawkeyes.
Iowa comes into the game at 7-5. The Volunteers are 6-6. The TaxSlayer Bowl is formerly the Gator Bowl, where the Hawkeyes last played in 1983.
Iowa defeated Tennessee in the 1982 Peach Bowl, 55-17. The only other meeting between the two program occurred in the 1987 Kickoff Classic played in New Jersey and won by the Vols, 23-22.
Hawkeye Insider will have more from the Iowa press conference this evening with Coach Kirk Ferentz and the players.