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

The bowl season is underway for college footballBy 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.