ATLANTA (Dec. 31, 1982) - Iowa built a 21-7 first half lead, keyed by three Chuck Long touchdown passes, and weathered a second half Vol rally to win the 1982 Peach Bowl 28-22.
Tennessee's second-half comeback was led by quarterback Alan Cockrell and running backs Chuck Coleman and Doug Furnas.
The Vols came off the mat to register two touchdowns and a field goal to close to 28-22 late in the fourth quarter. With the clock winding down, the outcome hinged on two short yardage plays the Hawkeyes stopped at their 7. On third-and-2, Cockrell's pass was deflected. On fourth down, the Vol signal-caller was stopped short on a counter-option.
Cockrell completed 22 of 41 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown and was named Tennessee's Outstanding Player by CBS broadcasters.