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Posted Dec 14, 2006


2007 Capital One Bowl Player Profile, History & More




Wisconsin (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-3)

Jan. 1st, 1:00 p.m. ET, ABC

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Capital One Bowl History
formerly the Florida Citrus
2006 Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10
2005 Iowa 30, LSU 25
2004 Georgia 34, Purdue 27 (OT)
2003 Auburn 13, Penn State 9
2002 Tennessee 45, Michigan 17
2001 Michigan 31, Auburn 28
2000 Michigan St 37, Florida 34
1999 Michigan 45, Arkansas 31
1998 Florida 21, Penn State 6
1997 Tennessee 48, Northwestern 28
1996 Tennessee 20, Ohio State 14
1995 Alabama 24, Ohio State 17
1994 Penn St 31, Tennessee 13
1993 Georgia 21, Ohio State 14
1992 California 37, Clemson 13
1991 Georgia Tech 45, Nebraska 21
1990 Illinois 31, Virginia 21
1989 Clemson 13, Oklahoma 6
1988 Clemson 35, Penn State 10
1987 Auburn 16, USC 7
1985 Ohio State 10, BYU 7
1984 Florida State 17, Georgia 17
1983 Tennessee 30, Maryland 23
1982 Auburn 33, Boston College 26
1981 Missouri 19, Southern Mississippi 17
1980 Florida 35, Maryland 20
1979 LSU 34, Wake Forest 10
1978 North Carolina State 30, Pittsburgh 17
1977 Florida State 40, Texas Tech 17
1976 Oklahoma State 49, BYU 21
1975 Miami-Ohio 20, South Carolina 7
1974 Miami-Ohio 21, Georgia 10
1973 Miami-Ohio 16, Florida 7
1972 Tampa 21, Kent State 18
1971 Toledo 28, Richmond 3
1970 Toledo 40, William & Mary 12
1969 Toledo 56, Davidson 33
1968 Richmond 49, Ohio 42
1967 Tenn.-Martin 25, West Chester 8
1966 Morgan State 14, West Chester 6
1965 East Carolina 31, Maine 0
1964 East Carolina 14, Massachusetts 13
1963 Western Kentucky 27, Coast Guard 0
1962 Houston 49, Miami-Ohio 21
1961 Lamar 21, Middle Tennessee State 14
1960 Middle Tennessee State 21, Presbyterian 12
1958 (Dec.) East Texas State 26, Missouri Valley 7
1958 (Jan.) East Texas State 10, Southern Mississippi 9
1957 West Texas A&M 20, Southern Mississippi 13
1956 Juniata 6, Missouri Valley 6
1955 Nebraska-Omaha 7, Eastern Kentucky 6
1954 Arkansas State 7, East Texas State 7
1953 East Texas State 33, Tennessee Tech 0
1952 Stetson 35, Arkansas State 20
1951 Morris Harvey 35, Emory & Henry 14
1950 Saint Vincent 7, Emory & Henry 6
1949 Murray State 21, Sul Ross 21
1948 Catawba 7, Marshall 0
1947 Catawba 31, Maryville (Tenn.) 0

By Richard Cirminiello

Capital One Bowl Player Profile
LB Sam Olajubutu, Arkansas – The measurements, 5-9 and 225, are not ideal for any sport.  For a baker, a teacher or an accountant, that size wouldn’t create any professional disadvantage.  For football players, however, who rely so heavily on their stature, you’ve got to be awfully special to overcome 5-9 and 225 pounds.  For the past four years, Olajubutu has been very special for the Arkansas program, collecting 369 tackles, 30½ tackles for loss and a slew of individual honors, including a spot on the All-SEC first team this year.  Growing up a couple hours south of Athens, the senior hoped to play his college ball at the University of Georgia, but when the Bulldog staff visited LaGrange High School in 2001, it was to see teammate Olaolu Sanni-Osomo, who was far more appealing to the tape measure.  The Dawgs gave a scholarship to Sanni-Osomo, who produced four career tackles.  Olajubutu, on the other hand, has been making that snub look silly ever since.  Arkansas took a chance where only the likes of Mississippi State, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State, Troy and Eastern Kentucky dared to go, reaping the benefits ever since.  Olajubutu has always had a nose for the ball, which is a vague way of saying that he plays the angles well, can shed blockers and rarely misses assignments.  He’s also one of the vocal and emotional leaders of a very talented Arkansas defense.  Since arriving in Fayetteville in 2002, Olajubutu has proven the theory that size does matter—the size of a man’s heart and the size of his dreams.      

Best Razorback Bowl Moment – The Hogs have been victorious in just 11 of 34 bowl appearances and only twice in the last two decades.  One of their sweetest wins came in the 1978 Orange Bowl against favored and second-ranked Oklahoma.  Arkansas got a bowl-record 205 yards rushing and 52 yards receiving from third-string tailback Roland Sales, cruising to a 31-6 win over the Sooners.  Sales was pressed into action when the team’s top two backs were suspended for the game.

Best Badger Bowl Moment – Wisconsin has won three Rose Bowls under the watchful eye of Barry Alvarez, but none that generated more electricity in Madison than the 1994 victory.  The 21-16 win over UCLA was the school’s first on New Year’s Day, capping the Badgers’ first Big Ten title in 32 years.  More than 70,000 rabid fans made the trip to Pasadena, giving Wisconsin a unique home-field advantage in the Bruins’ own stadium.      

Wisconsin's best win ... Wisconsin 13 ... Penn State 3
Wisconsin's defense held Penn State to 201 yards of total offense and only 36 rushing yards while giving up just a 39-yard Kevin Kelly field goal in the second quarter. The Badger offense rumbled with the running and short passing game controlling things from the start. Two Taylor Mehlhaff field goals and a 14-yard Paul Hubbard touchdown catch were all the Badgers would need. Joe Paterno got knocked out of the game when he was rolled up on the sidelines.

Wisconsin's worst performance ... Wisconsin 14 ... San Diego State 0
Wisconsin got all its points in the second half as P.J. Hill rumbled for a 53-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter and sealed it up on a six-yard touchdown pass to Paul Hubbard in the fourth quarter. The Badger defense was never really threatened with the Aztecs failing to get into the red zone and only gaining 115 yards of total offense and seven first downs.


Arkansas' best win ...
Arkansas 27 ... Auburn 10
Arkansas got off to a 10-0 lead thanks to a 50-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Monk, and then the running game and the defense did the rest of the work with Darren McFadden tearing off a 63-yard touchdown dash, and Felix Jones, who ran for 104 yards, ran for a one-yard score set up by a quirky trick play with Reggie Fish kneeling next to QB Mitch Mustain and taking a hand-off for a 25-yard run. Auburn managed a 24-yard Rodgeriqus Smith touchdown catch and a John Vaughn field goal in the second quarter, but the offense was held to 212 yards for the game and couldn't get anything generated in the second half.


Arkansas' worst performance ...
USC 50 ... Arkansas 14
It took about a half for the USC offense to get on track, and then it exploded as John David Booty threw three second half touchdown passes as part of a 28-point run to make the game a laugher. Arkansas kept it close early on thanks to a one-yard touchdown run from Robert Johnson and some decent defense, but five turnovers, including three fumbles from RB Felix Jones, proved too much to overcome. The Hogs scored midway through the fourth quarter on a one-yard touchdown run from star QB recruit Mitch Mustain, but he threw a late interception that led to a one-yard Allen Bradford touchdown run.


2006 Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin 24 ... Auburn 10

Wisconsin stunned Auburn by rolling up 548 yards of total offense starting off with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Williams and closing out with a 33-yard Brian Calhoun touchdown run. The Badgers took a 17-0 lead into halftime on two John Stocco touchdown passes, but Auburn responded with a 19-yard John Vaughn field goal and a nine-yard Courtney Taylor touchdown catch. When threatened, UW responded with a five play, 65-yard drive culminating in the Calhoun score.
Player of the game: Wisconsin RB Brian Calhoun ran 30 times for 213 yards and a touchdown and caught a pass for eight yards.
Stat Leaders: Wisconsin - Passing: John Stocco, 15-27, 301 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Brian Calhoun, 30-213, 1 TD. Receiving: Brandon Williams, 6-173, 1 TD
Auburn - Passing: Brandon Cox, 15-33, 137 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Kenny Irons, 22-88. Receiving: Ben Obomanu, 5-62


Arkansas Bowl History (11-20-3)
2003 Independence Arkansas 27, Missouri 14
2002 Music City Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14
2001 Cotton Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3
2000 Las Vegas UNLV 31, Arkansas 14
1999 Cotton Arkansas 27, Texas 6
1998 Citrus Michigan 45, Arkansas 31
1995 Carquest North Carolina 20, Arkansas 10
1991 Independence Georgia 24, Arkansas 15
1989 Cotton Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27
1988 Cotton UCLA 17, Arkansas 3
1987 Liberty Georgia 20, Arkansas 17
1986 Orange Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8
1985 Holiday Arkansas 18, Arizona State 17
1984 Liberty Auburn 21, Arkansas 15
1982 Bluebonnet Arkansas 28, Florida 24
1981 Gator North Carolina 31, Arkansas 27
1980 Hall of Fame Arkansas 34, Tulane 15
1979 Sugar Alabama 24, Arkansas 9
1978 Fiesta Arkansas 10, UCLA 10
1977 Orange Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6
1975 Cotton Arkansas 31, Georgia 10
1971 Liberty Tennessee 14, Arkansas 13
1969 Sugar Mississippi 27, Arkansas 22
1968 Sugar Arkansas 16, Georgia 2
1965 Cotton LSU 14, Arkansas 7
1964 Cotton Nebraska 10, Arkansas 7
1962 Sugar Mississippi 17, Arkansas 13
1961 Sugar Alabama 10, Arkansas 3
1960 Cotton Duke 7, Arkansas 6
1959 Gator Arkansas 14, Georgia Tech 7
1954 Cotton Georgia Tech 14, Arkansas 6
1947 Dixie Arkansas 21, William & Mary 19
1946 Cotton LSU 0, Arkansas 0
1934 Dixie Arkansas 7, Centenary (La.) 7
 
Wisconsin Bowl History (9-11)
2005 Capital One Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10
2004 Outback Georgia 24, Wisconsin 21
2003 Music City Auburn 28, Wisconsin 14
2002 Alamo Wisconsin 31, Colorado 28
2000 Sun Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20
1999 Rose Wisconsin 17, Stanford 9
1998 Rose Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31
1997 Outback Georgia 33, Wisconsin 6
1996 Copper Wisconsin 38, Utah 10
1994 Hall Of Fame Wisconsin 34, Duke 20
1993 Rose Wisconsin 21, UCLA 16
1984 Hall Of Fame Kentucky 20, Wisconsin 19
1982 Independence Wisconsin 14, Kansas State 3
1981 Garden State Tennessee 28, Wisconsin 21
1962 Rose USC 42, Wisconsin 37
1959 Rose Washington 44, Wisconsin 8
1952 Rose USC 7, Wisconsin 0