BATON ROUGE -- For the first time in 25 years, the LSU football team will play in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. The Tigers will face Iowa of the Big Ten Conference in Raymond James Stadium live on ESPN on Jan. 1, 2014.
Prior to Outback Steakhouse's title sponsorship, LSU played in the Hall of Fame Bowl in Tampa Stadium following the 1988 season.
LSU (9-3, 5-3 SEC), which handed SEC Champion Auburn its only loss of the regular season, will face an Iowa team (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) which won its last three games of the season over Nebraska, Michigan and Purdue.
The Tigers and Hawkeyes have met only once on the gridiron - the 2005 Capital One Bowl in Orlando - and Iowa won on a last-second touchdown pass, 30-25.