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Posted Dec 14, 2006


2006 Brut Sun Bowl Player Profile, History, Best Games & More



Oregon State (9-4) vs. Missouri (8-4)

Dec. 29th, 2:00 p.m. ET, CBS

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By Richard Cirminiello

Sun Bowl History
2005 UCLA 50, Northwestern 38
2004 Arizona State 27, Purdue 23
2003 Minnesota 31, Oregon 30
2002 Purdue 34, Washington 24
2001 Washington State 33, Purdue 27
2000 Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20
1999 Oregon 24, Minnesota 20
1998 TCU 28, USC 19
1997 Arizona State 17, Iowa 7
1996 Stanford 38, Michigan St 0
1995 Iowa 38, Washington 18
1994 Texas 35, North Carolina 31
1993 Oklahoma 41, Texas Tech 10
1992 Baylor 20, Arizona 15
1991 UCLA 6, Illinois 3
1990 Michigan State 17, USC 16
1989 Pitt 31 Texas A&M 28
1988 Alabama 29, Army 28
1987 Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 33
1986 Alabama 28, Washington 6
1985 Arizona 13, Georgia 13
1984 Maryland 28, Tennessee 27
1983 Alabama 28, SMU 7
1982 North Carolina 26, Texas 10
1981 Oklahoma 40, Houston 14
1980 Nebraska 31, Mississippi State 17
1979 Washington 14, Texas 7
1978 Texas 42, Maryland 0
1977 (Dec.) Stanford 24, LSU 14
1977 (Jan.) Texas A&M 37, Florida 14
1975 Pitt 33, Kansas 19
1974 Mississippi State 26, North Carolina 24
1973 Missouri 34, Auburn 17
1972 North Carolina 32, Texas Tech 28
1971 LSU 33, Iowa State 15
1970 Georgia Tech 17, Texas Tech 9
1969 Nebraska 45, Georgia 6
1968 Auburn 34, Arizona 10
1967 UTEP 14, Mississippi 7
1966 Wyoming 28, Florida State 20
1965 UTEP 13, TCU 12
1964 Georgia 7, Texas Tech 0
1963 Oregon 21, SMU 14
1962 West Texas A&M 15, Ohio 14
1961 Villanova 17, Wichita State 9
1960 New Mexico State 20, Utah State 13
1959 New Mexico State 28, North Texas 8
1958 (Dec.) Wyoming 14, Hardin-Simmons 6
1958 (Jan.) Louisville 34, Drake 20
1957 George Washington 13, UTEP 0
1956 Wyoming 21, Texas Tech 14
1955 UTEP 47, Florida State 20
1954 UTEP 37, Southern Miss 14
1953 Pacific 26, Southern Miss 7
1952 Texas Tech 25, Pacific 14
1951 West Texas A&M 14, Cincinnati 13
1950 UTEP 33, Georgetown 20
1949 West Virginia 21, UTEP 12
1948 Miami-Ohio 13, Texas Tech 12
1947 Cincinnati 18, Virginia Tech 16
1946 New Mexico 34, Denver 24
1945 Southwestern (Texas) 35, New Mexico 0
1944 Southwestern (Texas) 7, New Mexico 0
1943 Second Air Force 13, Hardin-Simmons 7
1942 Tulsa 6, Texas Tech 0
1941 Case Reserve 26, Arizona State 13
1940 Arizona State 0, Catholic 0
1939 Utah 26, New Mexico 0
1938 West Virginia 7, Texas Tech 6
1937 Hardin-Simmons 34, UTEP 6
1936 Hardin-Simmons 14, New Mexico State 14

Sun Bowl Player Profile
WR Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State – Beaver head coach Mike Riley calls him “the greatest guy in the world to coach”.  Teammates refer to him as a kid with a solid moral upbringing that’s been fostered by his family and his faith.  Opposing defenses just call him scary whenever the ball is in his hands.  Along with Cal’s DeSean Jackson, Stroughter picked up some of Reggie Bush’s slack in 2006, giving the Pac-10 another electrifying star on offense and special teams.  Although he entered the season with just five career receptions and no touchdowns, the junior emerged this fall as a home run threat, catching 66 passes for 1,206 yards and four touchdowns, while taking three punts back for touchdowns.  For his efforts, Stroughter was named second-team All-Pac-10 and third-team AP All-America, a welcomed development for an offense that had no idea in the spring who was going to replace all-time leading receiver Mike Hass.  He’s also an over-achiever with the books, earning first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors as he pursues a degree in sociology.  Citing a dearth of male role models in today’s society, Stroughter hopes to someday work with children.  While it may never pad his bank account, he’s striving for a more profound type of enrichment.  For now, however, Stroughter’s concentrating on being a role model of a different kind—one that the next generation of Pac-10 playmakers can point to once he’s left Corvallis for a career in the NFL.  


Best Beaver Bowl Moment
– Oregon State has been to three Rose Bowls over the last 60 years, but even those trips to Pasadena paled in comparison to the 2001 Fiesta Bowl.  Pac-10 laughingstocks no more, the Beavers rode a 29-point third quarter outburst to embarrass No. 10 Notre Dame, 41-9.  Few victories in school history carried more clout for the OSU program.

Best Tiger Bowl Moment – Last year’s comeback win over South Carolina in the Independence Bowl was nice, but Missouri’s biggest bowl conquests clearly lie deep in the past—nine New Year’s Day bowl games before 1971 and not one since.  A 21-14 defeat of Navy in the 1961 Orange Bowl ended a seven-game bowl losing streak and propelled the Tigers to No. 5 in the AP Poll, while capping the best season in school history.  In the win, the Mizzou D held Heisman winner Joe Bellino to just four yards on the ground.

Missouri's best win ... Missouri 38 ... Texas Tech 21
Missouri forced five turnovers with two interception returns for scores within :28 of each other in the second quarter to build a 24-0 lead. Xzavie Jackson reached up to snag a Graham Harrell pass and rumbled 17 yards for a touchdown, and then William Moore picked off a pass for a 22-yard score. Texas Tech came back with 21 straight points on three Harrell touchdown passes including a back-foot toss to Danny Amendola from 23 yards out. But that was as close as the Red Raiders would get as the Tigers got a six-yard touchdown catch from Chase Coffman and an eight-yard run from Tony Temple to put the game away.
 

Missouri's worst loss ... Iowa State 21 ... Missouri 16
Ryan Kock ran for a 179 yards and touchdown runs from one and nine yards out and Todd Blythe caught a nine-yard scoring pass as Iowa State shocked Missouri to send head coach Dan McCarney out a winner. Missouri made a comeback with a seven-yard Tony Temple touchdown run and moved down to the Iowa State 11 with a chance to win, but Shawn Moorehead ended the game with a sack of Chase Daniel following a controversial holding call negating a one-yard Daniel score. Daniel hit Martin Rucker with an eight-yard touchdown pass on the way to a 10-0 Tiger lead before the Cyclones went on a 21-point run.


Oregon State's best win ...
Oregon State 33 ... USC 31
Jeff Van Orsow knocked down USC's conversion attempt to prevent overtime and pull off the upset. The Beavers got up 33-10 late in the third quarter thanks to four Alexis Serna field goals, a Matt Moore one-yard scoring run, a nine-yard touchdown pass to Joe Newton and a Sammie Stroughter 70-yard punt return for a touchdown, but USC came roaring back on three John David Booty touchdown passes. Steve Smith, who had a career night with 11 catches for 258 yards, made two fourth quarter touchdown grabs including a two-yard catch with seven seconds to play to pull within two. USC outgained OSU 492 yards to 351, but turned it over four times.


Oregon State's worst loss ...
Boise State 42 ... Oregon State 14
Oregon State jumped out to 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a three-yard touchdown catch from Joe Newton and a punt return for a touchdown by Sammie Stroughter, and then the floodgates opened as BSU RB Ian Johnson tore off touchdown runs from 59, four, three, 19 and 50 yards out on the way to 42 unanswered Bronco points. OSU couldn't get the offense going having problems with a Bronco pass rush that cranked out six sacks. Legedu Naanee caught a short touchdown pass for the other BSU score.


2005 Sun Bowl
UCLA 50 ... Northwestern 38

UCLA spotted Northwestern the first 22 points as the Wildcats got two interception returns for touchdowns along with a Mark Philmore 19-yard scoring run. But the Bruins came back cranking out 36 straight points led by the running game that finished with 310 yards, even though star RB Maurice Drew was knocked out early with a shoulder injury, along with three Drew Olson touchdown passes. Northwestern got back in it pulling to within five with 2:29 to play, but UCLA's Brandon Breazell took the onside kick for a score. The Wildcats struck again on a five-yard touchdown pass with :24 to play, but Breazell returned the onside kick for yet another touchdown.
Player of the game: UCLA RBs Chris Markey and Kahlil Bell combined for 286 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries.
Stat Leaders: Northwestern - Passing: Brett Basanez, 38-70, 416 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Tyrell Sutton, 18-84. Receiving: Ross Lane, 7-136
UCLA - Passing: Drew Olson, 10-24, 143 yds, 3 TD, 3 INT
Rushing:
Chris Markey, 23-150. Receiving: Maurice Drew, 2-29


Oregon State Bowl History (5-4)
2004 Insight Oregon State 38, Notre Dame 21
2003 Las Vegas Oregon State 55, New Mexico 14
2002 Insight Pittsburgh 38, Oregon State 13
2000 Fiesta Oregon State 41, Notre Dame 9
1999 Oahu Hawaii 23, Oregon State 17
1965 Rose Michigan 34, Oregon State 7
1962 Liberty Oregon State 6, Villanova 0
1956 Rose Iowa 35, Oregon State 19
1941 Rose Oregon State 20, Duke 16
Missouri Bowl History (11-12)
2005 Independence Missouri 38, South Carolina 31
2003 Independence Arkansas 27, Missouri 14
1998 Insight.com Missouri 34, West Virginia 31
1997 Holiday Colorado State 35, Missouri 24
1983 Holiday BYU 21, Missouri 17
1981 Tangerine Missouri 19, Southern Miss 17
1980 Liberty Purdue 28, Missouri 25
1979 Hall of Fame Missouri 24, South Carolina 14
1978 Liberty Missouri 20, LSU 15
1973 Sun Missouri 34, Auburn 17
1972 Fiesta Arizona State 49, Missouri 35
1969 Orange Penn State 10, Missouri 3
1968 Gator Missouri 35, Alabama 10
1965 Sugar Missouri 20, Florida 18
1962 Bluebonnet Missouri 14, Georgia Tech 10
1960 Orange Missouri 21, Navy 14
1959 Orange Georgia 14, Missouri 10
1949 Gator Maryland 20, Missouri 7
1948 Gator Clemson 24, Missouri 23
1945 Cotton Texas 40, Missouri 27
1941 Sugar Fordam 2, Missouri 0
1939 Orange Georgia Tech 21, Missouri 7
1924 Christmas Festival USC 20, Missouri 7