What channel is Iowa football vs. Kentucky? How to watch and stream the Citrus Bowl

Adam Hensley
Hawk Central

Iowa football has a chance to end its season on a high note against Kentucky in the 2022 Citrus Bowl. 

The Hawkeyes and Wildcats clash in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday at noon CT. Fans can watch the game on ABC or stream on the Watch ESPN app with a cable provider login.

Iowa (10-3, 7-3 in the Big Ten) enters the bowl game off the heels of a 42-3 beatdown at the hands of Michigan in the Big Ten Championship game. The Hawkeye offense crumbled, going scoreless over the final three quarters (even with a quarterback change). Iowa will be without Tyler Goodson, who declared for the NFL Draft and opted out of the Citrus Bowl. 

For Kentucky  (9-3, 5-3 in the SEC), the Wildcats won their final three games of the regular season, taking down Vanderbilt, New Mexico State and Louisville. Kentucky boasts a handful of familiar faces, such as head coach Mark Stoops (a former Iowa player and graduate assistant) and Nebraska transfer Wan'Dale Robinson.

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Here's how fans can watch and stream Iowa football's game against Kentucky in the 2022 Citrus Bowl.

How to watch and stream the Citrus Bowl between Iowa and Kentucky

When: Noon on Saturday, Jan. 1


Stream: WatchESPN app (with cable provider login)

Online radio: TuneIn

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Where is the Citrus Bowl?

The Citrus Bowl is played in Orlando, Florida, inside Camping World Stadium.

Citrus Bowl game spread, betting odds for Iowa football vs. Kentucky

Kentucky opens as a 1.5-point favorite against Iowa in the Citrus Bowl, according to Tipico Sportsbook. The Iowa moneyline is set at +102. 

More:What's the Iowa football vs. Kentucky spread? A betting guide for the 2022 Citrus Bowl game

What is Vrbo, the Citrus Bowl sponsor? 

Vrbo is a vacation rental service pairing homeowners with tourists that started in 1995, with Vrbo standing for Vacation Rentals by Owner, according to vrbo's website.

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Adam Hensley is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can follow him on Twitter @A_Hens83 or reach him at