Tigers end bowl skid, subdue Hawkeyes

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LSU snapped a two game bowl losing streak, but a pretty victory it was not.

Jeremy Hill rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers beat Iowa 21-14 in the Outback Bowl game in Tampa, Florida.

Hill became the first Tiger to rush for 200 yards in a game since Alley Broussard ran for 250 against Ole Miss in 2004.

The Tigers won despite a poor performance from true freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings, who was making his first college start in place of the injured Zach Mettenberger.

“Anthony was tight,” said head coach Les Miles.

Jennings ran two yards for a first quarter touchdown to give LSU a 7-0 lead. But he completed only 7 of 19 passes for 82 yards and an interception.

Jennings was intercepted in the third quarter by John Lowdermilk who returned the ball 71 yards to the one yard line to set up Iowa’s first touchdown.

The score but LSU’s lead to 14-7.

Hill ran 14 yards for a first quarter touchdown and 37 yards for a fourth quarter touchdown that gave LSU a 21-7 lead.

The LSU defense held Iowa to 11 first downs and 233 total yards.

The Tigers won 10 games for the fourth season in a row, a school record.