Iowa to Face USC in Holiday Bowl
The Iowa Hawkeyes will play the USC Trojans in the 2019 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California, on Dec. 27. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT) from SDCCU Stadium and the game will be televised on FS1.
“The Hawkeyes are excited to be invited to San Diego to participate in the Holiday Bowl," said Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Gary Barta. "The host committee “red coats” and the city of San Diego have a great reputation as incredible hosts and for putting on a first-class event.
"I’m proud of our student athletes and coaches for the season they’ve had so far. We look forward joining our West Coast alumni, friends and fans as well as the thousands of Hawkeyes who will travel to join us in what we know will be an outstanding visit to Southern California.”
The University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Office is now accepting online bowl orders at hawkeyesports.com/bowlcentral. Fans may also order tickets by calling 1-800-IAHAWKS Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Official bowl travel packages are also available at hawkeyesports.com/bowlcentral.
The Hawkeyes will be making their 33rd bowl game appearance and their fourth Holiday Bowl appearance -- the first since 1991. Iowa is 2-0-1 all-time in the Holiday Bowl, defeating San Diego State (39-38) in 1986, Wyoming (20-19) in 1987, and tying Brigham Young (13-13), in 1991.
The Hawkeyes are 2-7 all-time against USC, beating the Trojans in 1950 (20-14) and 1961 (35-34) in Los Angeles. USC won the last meeting, 38-17, in the 2003 Orange Bowl.