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2007 Brut Sun Bowl History & More
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Posted Dec 20, 2007


Brut Sun Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More

Sun Bowl History
2006 Oregon State 39, Missouri 38
2005 UCLA 50, Northwestern 38
2004 Arizona State 27, Purdue 23
2003 Minnesota 31, Oregon 30
2002 Purdue 34, Washington 24
2001 Washington St 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 Wash 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 (TX) 35, New Mexico 0
1944 Southwestern (TX) 7, New Mexico 0
1943 Second Air Force 13, Hardin-Simmons 7
1942 Tulsa 6, Texas Tech 0
1941 Case Reserve 26, Arizona St 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

South Florida (9-3) vs. Oregon (8-4)

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

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- 2007 CFN Brut Sun Bowl Preview

By Richard Cirminiello

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Best Bull Bowl Moment: In 2005, South Florida played in its first bowl game, a 14-0 loss to NC State in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.  A year later, the Bulls won their first bowl game, a 24-7 defeat of East Carolina in the inaugural PapaJohns.com Bowl.  In another important stride for head coach Jim Leavitt and the program, USF got a pair of touchdown runs from RB Benjamin Williams and an outstanding effort from a defense that delivered six sacks and was particularly nasty in the red zone. 

Best Duck Bowl Moment: There have been Rose Bowls, a Cotton Bowl and a slew of minor bowls in Oregon’s history, all of which paled in comparison to the 2002 Fiesta Bowl.  Joey Harrington threw four touchdown passes, Steve Smith picked off three passes, and the No. 2 Ducks put a bow on the most successful season in school history by pummeling No. 3 Colorado 38-16. 


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.


2006 Sun Bowl
Oregon State 39 ... Missouri 38

Down by 14 late in the game, Oregon State got a seven-yard touchdown catch from Yvenson Bernard with just over six minutes to play, and with one more shot, went 54 yards in one minute scoring on a 14-yard pass to Joe Newton with just 23 seconds left. Instead of kicking the extra point and going into overtime, OSU head coach Mike Riley chose to go for two and the win. Bernard took the handoff and powered his way to the score just barely getting over the line. The collapse ruined a fantastic day from the Missouri offense as Tony Temple tore off 194 yards and touchdown runs from seven and 65 yards and Chase Daniel threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns highlighted by a 74-yard plays to Danario Alexander. Tiger tight end Chase Coffman caught an 18-yard touchdown pass and threw for a 29-yard score to Tommy Saunders.
Player of the game ... Oregon State QB Matt Moore completed 31 of 54 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns with an interception. He also ran for a one-yard score.
Stat Leaders: Oregon State - Passing: Matt Moore, 31-54, 356 yds, 4 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Yvenson Bernard, 23-97  Receiving: Sammie Stroughter, 8-87, 1 TD
Missouri - Passing: Chase Daniel, 16-29, 330 yds, 2 TD
Rushing:
Tony Temple, 20-194, 2 TD. Receiving: Martin Rucker, 6-67

 

 


South Florida Bowl History (1-1)
2006 PapaJohns.com USF 24, East Carolina 7
2005 Meineke Car Care NC State 14, USF 0
Las Vegas Bowl History (7-13)
206 Las Vegas BYU 38, Oregon 8
2005 Holiday Oklahoma 17, Oregon 14
2003 Sun Minnesota 31, Oregon 30
2002 Seattle Wake Forest 38, Oregon 17
2002 Fiesta Oregon 38, Colorado 16
2000 Holiday Oregon 35, Texas 30
1999 Sun Oregon 24, Minnesota 20
1998 Aloha Colorado 51, Oregon 43
1997 Las Vegas Oregon 41, Air Force 13
1995 Cotton Colorado 38, Oregon 6
1994 Rose Penn State 38, Oregon 20
1992 Independ. Wake Forest 39, Oregon 35
1990 Freedom Colorado State 32, Oregon 31
1989 Independ. Oregon 27, Tulsa 24
1963 Sun Oregon 21, SMU 14
1960 Liberty Penn State 41, Oregon 12
1958 Rose Ohio State 10, Oregon 7
1949 Cotton SMU 21, Oregon 13
1920 Rose Harvard 7, Oregon 6
1917 Rose Oregon 14, Penn 0