Hawkeye History: December 20, 1996

The Iowa football team geared up to play Texas Tech in the 1996 Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. On Dec. 29, the Iowa squad pulled out a dominating 27-0 win over Texas Tech.

Did you know?

-       The 1996 Sun Bowl marked Iowa’s 15th bowl appearance – the 13th under head coach Hayden Fry.

-       The Macarena was the current dance craze.

-       Friends, Seinfeld, and the Garfield Christmas Special were the evening’s prime time television highlights.

Were you at the game? What do you remember about December 1996?

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2 Comments

  1. Clamato
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I was inside my mom’s tummy at this game, LOL!

  2. Matt G
    Posted December 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I was in the nosebleed section and would have had a better view watching on TV, but the second the ball was kicked off, the roar of the crowd was deafening and you just can’t get that at home! :-)

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