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Archive for Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hawkeyes edge Mizzou

Iowa defensive back Micah Hyde (18) intercepts a pass for a touchdown as he runshes past Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe (29) during the fourth quarter of the Insight Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Tempe, Ariz. Iowa won, 27-24.

Iowa defensive back Micah Hyde (18) intercepts a pass for a touchdown as he runshes past Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe (29) during the fourth quarter of the Insight Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Tempe, Ariz. Iowa won, 27-24.

December 29, 2010

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— Micah Hyde ran around, even behind the Missouri Tigers. Fill-in freshman Marcus Coker ran right over them.

Coker ran for 219 yards and two scores, and Hyde scored on a meandering, 72-yard interception return in the fourth quarter to help Iowa beat Missouri, 27-24, in the Insight Bowl on Tuesday night.

Undermanned due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa (8-5) turned to Coker, who had 403 yards and touchdown as Adam Robinson's backup during the regular season.

The bruising freshman had no trouble taking over with Robinson gone to a suspension, setting school records for yards and carries 33 in front of an Insight Bowl-record 53,453 fans.

Missouri (10-3) had its way with Iowa's once-stout defense most of the night, rolling up 512 yards, including a school bowl record 434 passing by Blaine Gabbert.

Gabbert finished 41-for-57 to set two more school records, but inexplicably threw the ball right to Hyde, who dodged several tackles while running backward and sideways before racing up the sideline for the second-longest interception return in Insight Bowl history.

Missouri had one final chance, but a fourth-down reception by T.J. Moe with 2:15 left was overruled on review and Coker helped grind out the clock. Moe finished with an Insight Bowl record 15 receptions for 152 yards.

Comments

Rich Noever 3 years, 11 months ago

Pinkel is an outstanding recruiter but a less than average coach. I could be describing Mack Brown also.

riverdrifter 3 years, 11 months ago

The look on the Misery fans faces when that interception got run back was priceless. And to think they griped about drawing 'only' a 7-5 team.

jonas_opines 3 years, 11 months ago

Can we, errr, Really talk smack on Mizzou this year without looking like buffoons? I don't really pay too much attention to football, could someone run our final record by me?

CHEEZIT 3 years, 11 months ago

Just like the Mizzou fans talked smack when the basketball team lost to NI???

jonas_opines 3 years, 11 months ago

Yes, sort of like that.

Do we really want to settle for being the same as MU fans?

LiKilroy 3 years, 11 months ago

KU Grads, fans are buffoons. Most of those that become teachers from KU then teach kids in Kansas the buffoon manors. THere is a school/therapy place at SMMC, where I feel all the staff, of which most have degrees from KU are the biggest monkey people one will ever meet.

jonas_opines 3 years, 11 months ago

If talking about the problems besetting KU graduates, it might help your point (but not likely to do so) if you were remotely close to coherency. Just a tip.

That or just save yourself some time and write "Lol KU gards is dumber!" for the same effect.

JackMcKee 3 years, 11 months ago

The 75 MU fans in attendance were saddened by the loss.

domino 3 years, 11 months ago

Any day that Missouri looses a game, it's a good day!

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