By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
TAMPA, Fla. – LSU was at Raymond James Stadium on New Years Day to battle Iowa in the Outback Bowl, and the Tigers used a powerful rushing attack to seize a 21-14 win over the Hawkeyes.
Running back Jeremy Hill had a huge game for LSU (10-3), using 28 carries to rack up 216 yards and two rushing touchdowns. His 7.7-yard per carry average set the tone for an LSU offense that only managed 82 yards through the air in the victory.
Anthony Jennings and Hill scored touchdowns in the first half to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead at the half, and Hill ripped off his second TD in the fourth quarter on a 37-yard run that once again extended LSU’s lead to 14 points.
Iowa made a late charge, but it was too little, too late for the Hawkeyes (8-5). C.J. Beathard tossed a 4-yard touchdown to Kevonte Martin-Manley with 1:42 remaining in the game, but LSU managed to hold on and seal the win.
The Tigers limited Iowa to just 233 total yards and stymied the Hawkeyes on the ground, allowing just 2.1 yards per rush.
Passing – Anthony Jennings, 7-for-19, 82 yards, INT
Rushing – Jeremy Hill, 28 car, 216 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Odell Beckham Jr., 2 rec, 35 yards
Passing – Jake Rudock, 9-for-22, 102 yards, INT
Rushing – Mark Weisman, 18 car, 37 yards, TD
Receiving – Jake Duzey, 3 rec, 58 yards