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It's miracle on gridiron for Iowa

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla., -- Warren Holloway's game-winning catch that lifted Iowa to a stunning victory over LSU Saturday was a fitting end to an impressive Hawkeye season.

On the last play of the game, Holloway grabbed Drew Tate's desperation heave and dashed into the end zone as time expired, lifting No. 11 Iowa to a 30-25 victory over the Tigers in the Capital One Bowl.

The play will surely be etched in Hawkeye lore. It also cemented Iowa's third straight season with 10 wins or more, back-to-back January bowl victories and spoiled Nick Saban's send-off as LSU coach.

Not bad for a senior who had never caught a TD pass, and a team with the nation's worst rushing game.

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"This has been a pretty unusual year in a lot of regards," said head coach Kirk Ferentz, who guided his team to a 10-2 record and share of the Big Ten title, the second in three years.

"The resiliency these guys have shown week in and week out ... is hard to put into words. For this thing to end today the way it did is probably pretty fitting."

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