Iowa gets the win at the Insight Bowl with help from Coker

By Abigail Richards

With the regular season over, college football is now moving into bowl games, with a number of the nation’s biggest schools participating in a number of competitions.

Last night’s matchup of Missouri University and the University of Iowa during the Insight Bowl at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, proved to be a nail biter, with Iowa just scraping by with a win at 27-24, according to ESPN.

Marcus Coker proved to be a valuable asset to Iowa, as he rushed 219 yards and scored two touchdowns, setting a record in Iowa bowl history for both categories.

“We said back in August we thought Marcus would be a great player for us,” coach Kirk Ferentz told the news provider. “Unfortunately, he got hurt [broken collarbone in preseason]. He has been playing catchup through the season. When he had opportunities during the fall, he really did a good job.

The Insight Bowl trophy was presented to Iowa, which is a large custom award with a football and modern design of swirls set atop a wooden block.