2010 Insight Bowl
The 2010 Insight Bowl was the 22nd edition of the college football bowl game, played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. It featured the Missouri Tigers from the Big 12 Conference versus the Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big Ten Conference.
|2010 Insight Bowl|
|Date||December 28, 2010|
|Stadium||Sun Devil Stadium|
|MVP||Marcus Coker (Iowa) |
Micah Hyde (Iowa)
|Favorite||Missouri by 3|
|Referee||Tom McCabe (MAC)|
|Payout||US$1,200,000 per team|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Sean McDonough (play-by-play) |
Matt Millen (analyst)
Heather Cox (sideline reporter)
The Tigers entered the bowl with a 10-2 record. Midway through the season, Missouri looked like it might be making a beeline for the BCS, sitting at 7-0 and favored in its final four games. The Tigers stumbled, following a loss to Nebraska with another at Texas Tech, but rebounded to win its final three games and finish at 10-2 for the program's third 10-win season in four years, bringing the program to its fourth such season ever. Much to the disappointment to many fans, Missouri would later make their second appearance in the Insight Bowl. They were a 34-31 winner over West Virginia in the 1998 game.
Iowa looked to end its season on a high note. The Hawkeyes started off with wins over Penn State and were the only team to defeat Michigan State. But Iowa has lost their last three games including a season-ending 27-24 loss to Minnesota. The Hawkeyes won their last two bowl games and were coming off with a 24-14 win in the Orange bowl over Georgia Tech giving the Hawkeyes their first BCS bowl win in school history. and made their first appearance at the Insight Bowl.
57 deg (F), wind: W at 3 mph, 47% humidity
|IOWA - Marcus Coker 1-yard run (Michael Meyer kick), 10:32||IOWA 7–0|
|MIZZ - Grant Ressel 23-yard kick, 3:53||IOWA 7–3|
|IOWA - Marcus Coker 62-yard run (Michael Meyer kick), 13:26||IOWA 14–3|
|IOWA - Michael Meyer 34-yard kick, 7:28||IOWA 17–3|
|MIZZ - Henry Josey 10-yard run (Grant Ressel kick), 4:51||IOWA 17-10|
|IOWA - Michael Meyer 21 yard kick, 7:03||IOWA 20–10|
|MIZZ - Blaine Gabbert 7-yard run (Grant Ressel kick), 4:34||IOWA 20–17|
|MIZZ - Blaine Gabbert 3-yard pass to Michael Egnew (Grant Ressel kick), 0:54||MIZZ 24–20|
|IOWA - Micah Hyde 72-yard interception return (Michael Meyer kick), 5:32||IOWA 27–24|
|Average Gain per Play||6.0||7.3|
|Net Yards Rushing||78||225|
|Average per Rush||2.7||6.1|
|Yards Gained Rushing||118||230|
|Yards Lost Rushing||40||5|
|Net Yards Passing||434||200|
|Average per Attempt||7.6||9.5|
|Average per Comp.||10.6||18.2|
|Average Yards Per Kickoff||68.0||66.7|
|Net Yards per Kickoff||40.4||49.7|
|3rd Down Conversions||8-15||6-11|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||0-0|
|Sacks By: Number-Yds||0-0||2-16|
|Time of Possession||29:49||29:23|
Iowa and Missouri had previously played each other 12 times with Missouri holding a 7-5 advantage. However, the most recent previous time that the schools had met was in 1910. The two squads had never faced each other in a bowl game.
- VegasInsider.com (December 28, 2010)
- "Mizzou lands Insight Bowl". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 5, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
- "Winsipedia - Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Missouri Tigers football series history games list". winsipedia.com. Hazzah LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2017.