2001 Alamo Bowl

2001 Sylvania Alamo Bowl
1234 Total
Iowa 3736 19
Texas Tech 0376 16
Date December 29, 2001
Season 2001
Stadium Alamodome
Location San Antonio, Texas
MVP Aaron Greving, Iowa RB (offense)[1]
Derrick Pickens, Iowa DL (defense)[1]
Attendance 65,232
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Ron Franklin, Mike Gottfried, and Adrian Karsten

The 2001 Alamo Bowl featured the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. It was a rematch of the 1996 Alamo Bowl.

Game summary

Nate Kaeding scored the first points of the game for Iowa, as he connected on a 36-yard field goal, to give Iowa an early 3–0 lead. In the second quarter, running back Aaron Greving scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to increase Iowa's lead to 10–0. At the end of the half kicker Clinton Greathouse kicked a 50-yard field goal to pull Tech to within 10–3.

In the third quarter, quarterback Kliff Kingsbury connected with wide receiver Wes Welker for a 20-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 10. Later in the quarter, Kaeding connected on a 31-yard field goal to give Iowa the lead again, at 13–10. In the fourth quarter, he kicked another field goal, this one from 46 yards out to give Iowa a 16–10 lead.

Iowa's defense continued to force Texas Tech to attempt field goals rather than score touchdowns. Robert Treece kicked a 23-yard field goal to cut Iowa's lead to 16–13. Tech's defense held, and Tech got the ball back. This time, Robert Treece kicked a 37-yard field goal to tie the game at 16. Kaeding provided the winning score, kicking a 47-yard field goal, to make the final score 19–16.


  1. 1 2 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records: MVPs in Major Bowls" (PDF). 2015 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 126. Retrieved October 26, 2015.

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