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IOWA CITY, Ia. -- The Iowa Hawkeyes -- and their fans -- are taking a familiar winter getaway.

The No. 25 Iowa football team will appear in its fifth Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 in Tampa, Fla.

The Hawkeyes will face No. 18 Florida of the Southeastern Conference. Both teams are 8-4. Kickoff is at noon and the game will be televised on ABC

Iowa has previously appeared in the 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2014 Outback Bowls, winning twice and losing twice.

The Hawkeyes earned the bid over Nebraska after demolishing the No. 21 Cornhuskers 40-10 on Nov. 25 in the regular-season finale.

It will be the 14th trip to a bowl game in Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz's 18-year tenure, and the 10th time the Hawkeyes will be playing in January.

Iowa hasn't won a bowl game since defeating Missouri in the 2010 Insight Bowl.

Iowa has posted a 6-7 bowl record under Ferentz, including wins in four January bowl games.

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As Iowa heads to a bowl game, look back at scores and stats from the Hawkeyes' season.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets to the game are encouraged to make their request through the UI Athletics Ticket Office.  Outback Bowl tickets can be purchased for $80 and can be ordered online at http://bit.ly/2fUdFom.

Current I-Club annual contributors at the Champion Hawk, Kinnick Society, and Kinnick Society Gold level are eligible to purchase club tickets at $170 per seat.  There is a limit of 10 tickets for all orders.  If demand exceeds supply, orders will be filled based on customers priority points totals.

UIowa students will be able to order online at http://bit.ly/1hkTz5m, and signing into their student account.  There is not a student discount for Outback Bowl tickets, and student orders are also limited to 10 tickets per order.

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