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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.[2]

2010 Insight Bowl
1234 Total
Missouri 37140 24
Iowa 71037 27
DateDecember 28, 2010
Season2010
StadiumSun Devil Stadium
LocationTempe, Arizona
MVPMarcus Coker (Iowa)
Micah Hyde (Iowa)
FavoriteMissouri by 3[1]
RefereeTom McCabe (MAC)
Attendance53,453
PayoutUS$1,200,000 per team
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersSean McDonough (play-by-play)
Matt Millen (analyst)
Heather Cox (sideline reporter)
Nielsen ratings2.24
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TeamsEdit

MissouriEdit

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.[3] 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.

IowaEdit

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.

WeatherEdit

57 deg (F), wind: W at 3 mph, 47% humidity

Game summaryEdit

ScoringEdit

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
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
2nd Quarter
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
3rd Quarter
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
4th Quarter
IOWA - Micah Hyde 72-yard interception return (Michael Meyer kick), 5:32 IOWA 27–24

Team statisticsEdit

Statistics

Statistics Missouri Iowa
First Downs 32 19
Rush 10 9
Pass 20 8
Penalty 2 2
Total Offense 512 425
Total Plays 86 58
Average Gain per Play 6.0 7.3
Net Yards Rushing 78 225
Rushing Attempts 29 37
Average per Rush 2.7 6.1
Rushing Touchdowns 2 2
Yards Gained Rushing 118 230
Yards Lost Rushing 40 5
Net Yards Passing 434 200
Comp.-Attempts-INT 41-57-2 11-12-2
Average per Attempt 7.6 9.5
Average per Comp. 10.6 18.2
Passing Touchdowns 1 0
Kickoffs-Yards 5-340 6-400
Average Yards Per Kickoff 68.0 66.7
Net Yards per Kickoff 40.4 49.7
Touchbacks 1 1
Kick Returns-Yds-Average 5-82-16.4 4-118-29.5
Field Goals-Att-Long 1-1-23 2-2-34
Punts-Yds-Average-Long 4-168-42.0-55 3-134-44.7-47
3rd Down Conversions 8-15 6-11
4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0
Sacks By: Number-Yds 0-0 2-16
Fumbles-Interceptions-Yds-TDs 0-2-25-0 0-2-72-1
Penalties-Yds 5-48 3-19
Time of Possession 29:49 29:23

NotesEdit

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.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ VegasInsider.com (December 28, 2010)
  2. ^ "Mizzou lands Insight Bowl". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 5, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/tag/_/name/2010-blog-bowl-overview/count/16
  4. ^ "Winsipedia - Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Missouri Tigers football series history games list". winsipedia.com. Hazzah LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2017.

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