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Outback Bowl: Mississippi State to play Iowa

Dan Mullen's former team is coming to Tampa.
Mississippi State is headed to the Outback Bowl to play Iowa. [ AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis ]
Mississippi State is headed to the Outback Bowl to play Iowa. [ AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis ]
Published Dec. 2, 2018|Updated Dec. 2, 2018

As first-year Florida coach Dan Mullen celebrates a trip to a New Year's Six bowl, his former school appears headed to Tampa.

Mississippi State will play Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium.

The No. 18 Bulldogs (8-4) had a strong season under new coach Joe Moorhead; all four of their losses came to teams ranked in the top 20.

Iowa (8-4) will be making its sixth trip to the Outback Bowl since 2003. The Hawkeyes' last trip was a 30-3 loss to UF to end the 2016 season.

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