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2007 Emerald Bowl History & More
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Posted Dec 20, 2007


2007 Emerald Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More



UCLA (7-5) vs. Florida State (6-6)

Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN

Emerald Bowl History
2006 Florida State 44, UCLA 27
2005 Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
2004 Navy 34, New Mexico 19
2003 Boston Coll 35, Colorado St 21
2002 Virginia Tech 20, Air Force 13

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Terrapin Bowl Moment: In what is still the biggest win in Maryland history, the Terps shocked No. 1 and regular season national champ Tennessee in the 1952 Sugar Bowl.  The upset, led by Ed Modzelewski’s 153 yards rushing and Ed Fullerton’s two scores, one on offense and one on defense, sealed the only perfect season in Maryland history.

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.


Oregon State's best win ...
Oregon State 31 ... California 28
Down ten in the final minutes, the Bears came up with a thriller of an ending as Lavelle Hawkins took a Kevin Riley pass 64 yards for a touchdown to pull within three, and after the D held, they got the ball on their own six with 1:27 to play. Riley almost got sacked for a safety, and almost got stopped several other times on the drive, but he got the ball deep into OSU territory helped by a 37-yard pass to Robert Jordan and a pass interference call to get it down to the 12. But with no timeouts left, Riley tried to run, got stopped at the eight, and time ran out. It was a see-saw game for the first 50 minutes, highlighted by a ten-yard Hawkins touchdown catch, and for Oregon State, field goals from 22, 52 and 33 yards out and two one-yard Yvenson Bernard touchdown runs.
Player of the game: Oregon State LB Alan Darlin made 14 tackles, one sack, and forced and recovered a fumble
Stat Leaders: Oregon State - Passing: Sean Canfield, 18-33, 186 yds
Rushing: Yvenson Bernard, 18-33, 186 yds. Receiving: Yvenson Bernard, 8-53
Cal - Passing: Kevin Riley, 20-34, 294 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Justin Forsett, 28-150, 1 TD. Receiving: Lavelle Hawkins, 9-192, 2 TD

Oregon State's worst loss ... UCLA 40 ... Oregon State 14
Oregon State appeared to be on its way to an easy win, taking a 14-0 first quarter lead on an Al Afalavia 33-yard fumble return for a score, and a one-yard Yvenson Bernard touchdown run. The then came the self-destruction. UCLA managed two Kai Forbath field goals in the second quarter, and took advantage of two fumbled kickoff returns from Gerard Lawson to get two short Kahlil Bell scoring runs. Brandon Breazell scored from 69 and 30 yards out, with the first score coming after a personal foul call, and Chris Markey ran it in from two yards away as part of a 28-0 fourth quarter Bruin run.
Player of the game: UCLA CB Trey Brown made eight tackles with two interceptions.
Stat Leaders: UCLA - Passing: Ben Olson, 14-25, 220 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Kahlil Bell, 24-80, 2 TD. Receiving: Brandon Breazell, 2-99, 2 TD
Oregon State - Passing: Sean Canfield, 22-35, 146 yds, 2 INT
Rushing:
Yvenson Bernard, 27-125, 1 TD. Receiving: Anthony Brown, 6-34


Maryland's best win ...
Maryland 42 ... Boston College 35
Maryland put up 472 yards to Boston College's 466, getting a 37-yard Darrius Heyward-Bey touchdown run off a reverse along with three Chris Turner touchdown passes, including two to Jason Goode, on the way to a 42-21 lead. BC and Matt Ryan tried to bomb their way back late, with Ryan connecting with Ryan Purvis for touchdowns from five and 13 yards out, but the Terps recovered the onside kick after the final score and held on. The two teams combined to convert 20 of 32 third down chances.

Player of the game: Maryland QB Chris Turner completed 21 of 27 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns
Stat Leaders: Boston College - Passing: Matt Ryan, 33-56, 421 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Andre Callender, 12-56. Receiving: Ryan Purvis, 10-102, 2 TD
Maryland - Passing: Chris Turner, 21-27, 337 yds, 3 TD
Rushing:
Lance Ball, 32-109, 1 TD. Receiving: Jason Goode, 6-56, 2 TD


Maryland's worst loss ...
North Carolina 16 ... Maryland 13
Connor Barth hit two 45-yard field goals in the second quarter, along with a 23-yarder, and Hakeem Nicks caught a 30-yard touchdown pass as North Carolina shocked Maryland. The Terps struggled offensively all game long, but rallied from a 16-3 deficit to get a five-yard Keon Lattimore touchdown run and a 29-yard Obi Egekeze field goal, but couldn't get any closer as a final drive stalled allowing the Tar Heels to run out the clock. The two teams combined for 20 penalties and five turnovers.
Player of the game: North Carolina DB Tramaine Goddard made ten tackles and picked off a pass.
Stat Leaders: Maryland - Passing: Chris Turner, 20-36, 209 yds, 1 INT
Rushing: Lance Ball, 15-69. Receiving: Darrius Heyward-Bey, 5-64
North Carolina - Passing: T.J. Yates, 16-26, 149 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing:
Johnny White, 18-92. Receiving: Hakeem Nicks, 8-88, 1 TD


2006 Emerald Bowl
Florida State 44 ... UCLA 27

Florida State broke open a close game with 21 second half points with a 30-yard jump ball to Greg Carr for a touchdown, a three-yard Lorenzo Booker dash, and closed out with an 86-yard interception return for a score from Tony Carter. UCLA cranked out 434 yards of total offense while seemingly having control of the game with a 78-yard touchdown catch from Brandon Breazell on a perfect strike from Patrick Cowan, and a seven-yard scoring pass to Junior Taylor while Florida State could only manage field goals for a long stretch with Gary Cismesia connecting from 39, 21 and 36. Down 20-16 midway through the third quarter, FSU's Lawrence Timmons took a blocked punt 25 yards for a touchdown after UCLA got flagged for a penalty following a successful fourth and short conversion. The Bruins responded with a quick drive capped off by an eight-yard Chane Moline touchdown run, but they couldn't score over the last twenty minutes.
Player of the game ... Florida State RB Lorenzo Booker ran 22 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns and caught five passes for 117 yards
Stat Leaders: UCLA - Passing: Patrick Cowan, 15-36, 240 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Chris Markey, 19-144  Receiving: Andrew Baumgartner, 2-49
Florida State - Passing: Drew Weatherford, 21-43, 325 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Lorenzo Booker, 22-91, 2 TD  Receiving: DeCody Fagg, 6-68


Oregon State Bowl History (6-4)
2006 Sun Oregon St 39, Missoouri 38
2004 Insight Oregon St 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
Maryland Bowl History (11-10)
2006 Champs Sports Maryland 24, Purdue 7
2003 Gator Maryland 41, West Virginia 7
2002 Peach Maryland 30, Tennessee 3
2001 Orange Florida 56, Maryland 23
1990 Independence Maryland 34, Louisiana Tech 34
1985 Cherry Maryland 35, Syracuse 18
1984 Sun Maryland 28, Tennessee 27
1983 Citrus Tennessee 30, Maryland 23
1982 Aloha Washington 21, Maryland 20
1980 Tangerine Florida 35, Maryland 20
1978 Sun Texas 42, Maryland 0
1977 Hall of Fame Maryland 17, Minnesota 7
1976 Cotton Houston 30, Maryland 21
1975 Gator Maryland 13, Florida 0
1974 Liberty Tennessee 7, Maryland 3
1973 Peach Georgia 17, Maryland 16
1955 Orange Oklahoma 20, Maryland 6
1953 Orange Oklahoma 7, Maryland 0
1951 Sugar Maryland 28, Tennessee 13
1949 Gator Maryland 20, Missouri 7
1947 Gator Maryland 20, Georgia 20

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