Iowa Hawkeyes headed back to Tampa for Outback Bowl

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Tampa Bay has become a second home for the Iowa Hawkeyes lately. For the third time in six years, the Hawkeyes will play in the Outback Bowl.

Iowa will face Mississippi State on Jan. 1 in Tampa Bay.

The Hawkeyes started the season 6-1, but then lost three consecutive games knocking them out of the Big Ten Championship discussion. They won their final two games over Illinois and Nebraska.