The Tennessee Volunteers destroyed the Iowa Hawkeyes, 45-28, in the Taxslayer Bowl to increase the SEC’s bowl record to 6-5 while the Big Ten’s record fell to 5-5.
Tennessee finished their season with a 7-6 record by demolishing Iowa, 45-28, in the Taxslayer Bowl. The Hawkeyes fell to 7-6 with their loss.
The Volunteers stormed out to a 28-0 lead in the second quarter, and they extended it to 42-7 in the third quarter. After taking a 45-14 lead in the fourth quarter, the Hawkeyes were able to score two garbage-time touchdowns.
Volunteers freshman running back Jalen Hurd showed that he has a bright future by rushing for 122 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs added 76 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.
He also threw for 129 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 16-of-21 passing. Wide receiver Von Pearson caught seven passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.
Hawkeyes quarterback C.J. Beathard was held to 145 yards and two touchdowns with an interception on 13-of-23 passing while running back Jordan Canzeri ran for 120 yards on 12 carries.
Mark Weisman was held to 10 rushing yards on seven carries, but he was able to score two touchdowns.