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COL FB: Iowa 31, South Carolina 10

Jan. 1, 2009 at 3:08 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Shonn Greene rushed for three touchdowns Thursday, fueling Iowa's 31-10 win over South Carolina at the Outback Bowl in Tampa.

The junior tailback from Sicklerville, N.J., finished with 121 yards on 29 carries, giving the Doak Walker winner as the nation's top running back at least 100 rushing yards in every game this season.

In all, Greene compiled 1,950 yards this season, second-best in the country.

Richard Stanzi completed 13-of-19 passes for 148 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, while the defense forced five turnovers for the Hawkeyes (9-4), who finished with a four-game winning streak.

After replacing freshman Stephen Garcia, Chris Smelley went 16-of-31 for 174 yards and one touchdown, while Kenny McKinley caught six passes for 86 yards for the Gamecocks (7-6).

Garcia threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the first half.

South Carolina lost its final three outings, including 56-6 to Florida and 31-14 to archrival Clemson.

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