2007 Humanitarian Bowl History & More
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Roady's Humanitarian Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More

Fresno State (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5)

Dec. 31, 2:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Yellow Jacket Bowl Moment: Tech boasts a nifty 22-13 bowl record, including 8-5 since 1985.  The Jackets did most of their big-game damage in the 1940s and 1950s; however, it was the 1991 Florida Citrus Bowl which means the most to today’s generation of Tech fans.  Led by the passing of Shawn Jones and the running of William Bell, Bobby Ross’ team pummeled Nebraska 45-21, en route to an unbeaten season and the UPI’s share of the national championship.

Best Bulldog Bowl Moment: In one of the more historic victories in school history, Fresno State toyed with Pac-10 powerhouse USC in the 1992 Freedom Bowl.  The Bulldogs picked off three Rob Johnson passes and outgained the favored Trojans 405-183 in a surprisingly easy 24-7 win

Miami's best win ... Boston College 17 ... Miami 14
Glenn Sharpe picked off Matt Ryan to snuff out a final BC drive and make Miami bowl eligible. The defenses dominated all night with BC forcing four turnovers including three interceptions from DeJuan Tribble, who took one 21 yards for a touchdown and a 14-3 lead late in the first half. But the Canes bounced back in the final minute with a seven-yard Lance Leggett touchdown catch and scored the only points of the second half on a two-yard Javarris James run. The two teams combined to convert just four of 27 third down chances.

Miami's worst performance ... Virginia 17 ... Miami 7
Jameel Sewell ran for two touchdowns and Miami's offense never got going until it was too late as Virginia held the Canes to 263 yards of total offense and just 11 first downs. The Canes got 77 of their yards and their one score on a Lance Leggett touchdown grab with just over three minutes to play. Sewell's runs came from 12 and two yards out in the first half, and Noah Greenbaum hit a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. The Canes came up with five sacks.

Nevada's best win ...
Nevada 23 ... San Jose State 7
Nevada held on to the ball for almost 40 minutes controlling the game throughout with a one-yard Robert Hubbard touchdown run in the first, and 27-yard Brett Jaekle field goal in the second, a one-yard Travis Moore scoring run in the third, and a two-yard Mike McCoy touchdown run in the fourth. San Jose State got a 13-yard James Jones touchdown catch at the end of the first half, but the offense turned it over three times and only managed 77 passing yards.

Nevada's worst performance ...
Fresno State 28 ... Nevada 19 
Fresno State RB Dwayne Wright ran for three touchdowns and the defense held on when Nevada started to control the second half. Helped by an early missed Nevada extra point and a missed two point conversion attempt, Fresno State was able to put the game away on a spinning, bruising nine-yard scoring run by Wright to put the game away. The Wolf Pack got two touchdown catches from Mike McCoy and got 103 rushing yards from Robert Hubbard helping to turn the game around in the third quarter, but the blocked extra point early and a lost fumble on the opening drive of the second half turned out to be too costly.

2005 MPC Computers Bowl
Boston College 27 ... Boise State 21

Boston College was cruising to an apparently easy win holding a 27-0 lead late in the third quarter, but it had to hold on for dear life. Boise State came roaring back highlighted by a 92-yard punt return for a score from Quinton Jones and a 53-yard touchdown pass to Drisan James. Driving deep in BC territory trying for the game-winning touchdown, QB Jared Zabransky was picked off by Ryan Glasper to give BC its fifth straight bowl win. BC WR Tony Gonzalez caught two of Matt Ryan's three touchdown passes.
Player of the game: Boston College WR Will Blackmon caught five passes for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Stat Leaders: Boston College - Passing: Matt Ryan, 19-36, 256 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: L.V. Whitworth, 18-59. Receiving: Will Blackmon, 5-144, 1 TD
Boise State - Passing: Jared Zabransky, 20-35, 279 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Lee Marks, 8-24. Receiving: Legedu Naanee, 5-52

Fresno State Bowl History (9-7)
2005 Liberty Tulsa 31, Fresno State 24
2004 MPC Computers Fresno State 37, Virginia 34 (OT)
2003 Silicon Valley Classic Fresno State 17, UCLA 9
2002 Silicon Valley Classic Fresno State 30, Georgia Tech 21
2001 Silicon Valley Classic Michigan State 44, Fresno State 35
2000 Silicon Valley Classic Air Force 37, Fresno State 34
1999 Las Vegas Utah 17, Fresno State 16
1993 Aloha Colorado 41, Fresno State 30
1992 Freedom Fresno State 24, Southern Cal 7
1991 California Bowling Green 28, Fresno State 21
1989 California Fresno State 27, Ball State 6
1988 California Fresno State 35, Western Michigan 30
1985 California Fresno State 51, Bowling Green 7
1982 California Fresno State 29, Bowling Green 28
1961 Mercy Fresno State 36, Bowling Green 6
1945 Raisin Drake 13, Fresno State 12
Georgia Tech Bowl History (22-13)
2006 Gator West Virginia 38, Georgia Tech 35
2004 Champs Sports Georgia Tech 51, Syracuse 14
2003 Humanitarian Georgia Tech 52, Tulsa 10
2002 Silicon Valley Fresno State 30, Georgia Tech 21
2001 Seattle Georgia Tech 24, Stanford 14
2000 Peach LSU 28, Georgia Tech 14
1999 Gator Miami 28, Georgia Tech 13
1998 Gator Georgia Tech 35, Notre Dame 28
1997 Carquest Georgia Tech 35, West Virginia 30
1991 Aloha Georgia Tech 18, Stanford 17
1990 Citrus Georgia Tech 45, Nebraska 21
1985 All-American Georgia Tech 17, Michigan State 14
1978 Peach Purdue 41, Georgia Tech 21
1972 Liberty Georgia Tech 31, Iowa State 30
1971 Peach Mississippi 41, Georgia Tech 18
1970 Sun Georgia Tech 17, Texas Tech 9
1966 Orange Florida 27, Georgia Tech 12
1965 Gator Georgia Tech 31, Texas Tech 21
1962 Bluebonnet Missouri 14, Georgia Tech 10
1961 Gator Penn State 30, Georgia Tech 15
1959 Gator Arkansas 14, Georgia Tech 7
1956 Gator Georgia Tech 21, Pittsburgh 14
1955 Sugar Georgia Tech 7, Pittsburgh 0
1954 Cotton Georgia Tech 14, Arkansas 6
1953 Sugar Georgia Tech 42, West Virginia 19
1952 Sugar Georgia Tech 24, Mississippi 7
1951 Orange Georgia Tech 17, Baylor 14
1947 Orange Georgia Tech 20, Kansas 14
1946 Oil Georgia Tech 41, St. Mary's 19
1944 Orange Tulsa 26, Georgia Tech 12
1943 Sugar Georgia Tech 20, Tulsa 18
1942 Cotton Texas 14, Georgia Tech 7
1939 Orange Georgia Tech 21, Missouri 7
1928 Rose Georgia Tech 8, California 7