The 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on January 2, 2015, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The 70th edition of the TaxSlayer Bowl (formerly called Gator Bowl) featured the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference and the Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big Ten Conference. The game was one of the 2014�15 NCAA football bowl games that concluded the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game began at 3:20 p.m. EST and was nationally televised by ESPN. It was sponsored by tax preparation software company TaxSlayer.com.
This was the third overall meeting between these two teams, with the series tied 1�1. The previous time these two teams met was in 1987. The only other bowl game these two played against each other was the 1982 Peach Bowl.
The Volunteers took the momentum early, scoring on their first four possessions and leading 28-0 before Iowa managed 70 yards. Sophomore quarterback and game MVP Joshua Dobbs ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Vols posted their first winning season since going 7-6 in 2009, and earned its first postseason victory since the Phillip Fulmer era.