SAN ANTONIO _ The Rob Report from the Alamodome:
ALL DRESSED UP: Iowa players in uniform for the Alamo Bowl.
QB - Tate, Christensen, Farsnworth, Nelson, Stanzi.
RB - Williams, Ch. Davis, Young, Brown, Sims, Busch, Brownlee, McLaughlin,
WR - Bowman, Brodell, Stross, Christian, Douglas, Manson, Cleveland, Johnson-Koulianos, Grigsby, Gerstandt, Chaney, O'Meara
TE - Blum, Chandler, Myers, Moeaki, Majerus, Sabers, Amendola, Spading.
OL - Narinskiiy, Elgin, Yanda, Olsen, Eubanks, Jones, Doering, Kuempel, Calloway, Ryther, Aumaitre, Koeppel, Postler, Haganman, VanderVelde, Bruggeman,
DL - Geary, Kanellis, Iwebema, Mattison, Bain, King, Kroul, Dunn, Cox, Curtis, Oberland, Clayborn, Mahmens, McCracken, VandeVenter
LB - Humpal, Edds, McGrath, Gabelmann, Miles, Klinkenborg, Angerer, Johnson, Morio, Peterson, Suckov, Hunter, Gattas, Morse, Oberland, Curtis, Isrig
DB - Merrick, Paschal, Godfrey, Edwards, Dalton, Gardner, Wilson, Rowell, Shada, Greenwood, D. Smith, Evans, Tillison, Spievey, Herbst, Tarpinian, Wheeler, Murphy, Kuchel, Den Hartog, Greiner
ST - Schlicher, Huntrods, Signor, Olsztra, Fenstermaker, Donahue, Murray, Karr.
Mike Klinkenborg dressed but missed the game with a foot injury. Devon Moylan did not dress.
Tate was taken to the locker room with cramps in the third quarter and was given IVs. He missed a series, during which Christensen took the controls.
KITCHEN SINK: Iowa threw the blitz at the Longhorns throughout the game. The Hawks came on consecutive plays late in the first quarter to hold Texas to a field goal after it achieved a first and goal.
Miles got into McCoy's face on the second-down play to force an incompletion. Iowa sent several blitzers on the next play with Paschal getting pressure on the Longhorn QB.
IN THE MIX: The Hawkeyes worked a few seldom-used players into the game early on.
THE MEDIATOR: The Iowa offensive coaches were slow getting a play in late in the first half, and Tate was forced to call time out. The senior showed his frustration and pointed and yelled at Offensive Coordinator Ken O'Keefe when he was coming to the sideline.
Ferentz saw what was happening and met Tate before he got to O'Keefe and motioned for his QB to settle down. It seemed to work as Tate calmed down and listened to his coaches.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT: From the Alamo Bowl – Concerning the ineligible receiver downfield penalty that negated the Iowa touchdown in the second quarter, official Jeff Robinson released a statement saying "The man who caught the ball (Chandler) came in motion and came across the line, which made him ineligible to go down field to catch the ball. There was already a man outside of him. The official term for the call on the field is ‘covered up on the line."
BETTER TO RECEIVE: Brodell set an Alamo Bowl record with 159 receiving yards, besting the 135 posted by Amani Toomer of Michigan in '95. The sophomore from Ankeny caught six balls and contributed touchdown receptions of 63 and 23 yards.
Brodell matched the 159 yards he recorded against Minnesota last month. Dave Moritz holds the Iowa bowl record for receiving yards with 168 in the '82 Peach Bowl.
QUICK HITTERS: Albert Young's 26-yard, first-quarter scamper represented his longest run of the season…Iowa scored a touchdown on its opening drive for the first time this season…Tate's 63-yard scoring reception to Brodell in the first quarter established a new bowl record…Tate hit Yanda in the chest with a pass in the first half that elicited a illegal touching penalty…Herb Grigsby did not get a rep in the game. He began the season as a starter…the Hawkeye defense has never given up a first-quarter touchdown in its 4-game Alamo Bowl history…the 65,875 people that filed into the game represented a new Alamodome record for attendance for any event in the facility…Miguel Merrick led the Hawkeyes with eight tackles…Elgin took home the Alamo Bowl's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award…Tate finished with 61 career touchdown passes, which ties Michigan State's Jeff Smoker for eighth on the Big Ten's all-time list.