TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Fill-in freshman Marcus Coker ran for 219
yards and two scores, and Micah 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
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.