Hawkeyes have a little fun at Busch Gardens

TAMPA, Iowa (KCRG) - The Hawkeyes have said their trip to Tampa is mostly a business trip, but they still made sure to have some fun at Busch Gardens.

Players got a chance to go on the safari ride and feed the giraffes.

"Oh yeah, I almost got licked. We were taking a picture, I had the lettuce too low and he almost snuck one," said sophomore wide receiver Brandon Smith.

Iowa faces Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl on Friday at 11 a.m.