USC 38, Iowa 17

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    US Senator Bob Graham, D-Fla, gets last-minute instructions from head linesman Michael Samples prior to the Orange Bowl. Graham worked the sidelines as a member of the chain gang.

    Iowa's C. J. Jones (8) looks back at USC's Jason Leach (27) and Grant Mattos (87) as Jones returns the opening kick off for a touchdown.

    USC head coach Pete Carroll reacts after the Iowa Hawkeyes scored 10 quick points during the first quarter.

    USC's Justin Fargas celebrates in the endzone after scoring a first-quarter touchdown.

    Southern Cal's Justin Fargas (25) and Grant Mattos (87) celebrate a third quarter touchdown by Fargas.

    Iowa's Brad Banks is pulled down by USC's Matt Grootegoed (6) during first-half action.

    The USC defense including Mike Williams (1) and Omar Nazel (56) block an Iowa field goal attempt as time expires in the first half.

    USC head coach Pete Carroll greets Mike Williams (1) and quarterback Carson Palmer (hidden) after Williams' third-quarter touchdown. D Hale (82) joins the celebration at center.

    USC's Jacob Rogers (77) celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown with quarterback Carson Palmer (3).

    USC quarterback Carson Palmer is pressured by Iowa defender Howard Hodges in the first half.

    USC quarterback Carson Palmer throws over the reach of Iowa's Jonathon Babineaux during first-quarter action.

    USC's Justin Fargas takes the ball into the endzone after a 50-yard, third-quarter run.

    USC's Justin Fargas acknowledges the crowd after scoring a third quarter touchdown.

    USC's Mike Williams celebrates his second-half touchdown.

    USC head coach Pete Carroll high fives a staff member in the final minutes of the second half.

    Southern California players Forrest Mozart (47) and Grant Mattos (87) celebrate their victory over Iowa in the Orange Bowl.

    Southern California's Carson Palmer hoists the most valuable player award after USC beat Iowa in the Orange Bowl.

    USC quarterback Carson Palmer holds the MVP trophy after leading the Trojans to a 38-17 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes.

    USC's Carson Palmer tosses an orange to the crowd after leading the Trojans to a 38-17 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes.

    USC head coach Pete Carroll yells as he's surrounded by cameras after his Trojans defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 38-17 to take the 69th Annual FedEx Orange Bowl.

    An emotional Troy Polamalu is hugged by USC head coach Pete Carroll after the Trojans' 38-17 win over Iowa. The All-American didn't play because of an injury.

    USC players Mike Williams (1) and Ryan Killeen (16) celebrate the Trojans' 38-17 win.

    A dejected Brad Banks sits on the bench during the final moments of the fourth quarter.

    Photos courtesy of AP.