Iowa holds off Missouri in Insight Bowl

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

53,453 fans.

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.