2007 Insight Bowl History & More
Oklahoma State RB Dantrell Savage
Oklahoma State RB Dantrell Savage
Posted Dec 26, 2007

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


Indiana (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6)

Dec. 31st, 6:00 p.m. ET, NFL Network

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Insight Bowl History
2006 Texas Tech 44, Minn. 41 OT
2005 Arizona State 45, Rutgers 40
2004 Oregon St 38, Notre Dame 21
2003 California 52, Virginia Tech 49
2002 Pittsburgh 38, Oregon State 13
2001 Syracuse 26, Kansas State 3
2000 Iowa State 37, Pitt 29
1999 Colorado 62, Boston College 28
1998 Missouri 34, West Virginia 31
1997 Arizona 20, New Mexico 14
1996 Wisconsin 38, Utah 10
1995 Texas Tech 55, Air Force 41
1994 Brigham Young 31, Oklahoma 6
1993 Kansas State 52, Wyoming 17
1991 Indiana 24, Baylor 0
1990 California 17, Wyoming 15
1989 Arizona 17, NC State 10

By Richard Cirminiello

Best Hoosier Bowl Moment: In the 1979 Holiday Bowl, Indiana handed BYU its only loss of the season, surviving eight lead changes in a thrilling 38-37 victory.  The Hoosiers got a game-winning, 62-yard punt return from Tim Wilbur in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t celebrate until after Cougar K Brent Johnson missed a 27-yard field goal attempt with 11 seconds left on the clock.  

Best Cowboy Bowl Moment: one of the great offensive displays in postseason history, Oklahoma State ambushed Wyoming 62-14 in the 1988 Holiday Bowl.  The Cowboys cranked out 698 yards and 34 first downs behind Heisman winner Barry Sanders’ 222 yards and five touchdowns on the ground, and a near- perfect passing performance from current head coach Mike Gundy.

Indiana's best win ... Indiana 38 ... Iowa 20
Indiana got up early 1-0 on two Kellen Lewis touchdown passes and a 71-yard scoring dash, technically, on a pass to himself, after picking up a fumble. Iowa managed a 33-yard Trey Stross scoring grab with no time left on the clock in the first half, and got a touchdown on a ten-yard Brandon Myers catch to pull within eight, thanks to a failed extra point. And then Indiana put it away, going on an 11-play drive that took 5:05 off the clock and finished with a one-yard Josiah Sears touchdown run, the first of two in the second half.
Player of the game: Indiana QB Kellen Lewis was 19-of-26 for 322 yards, three touchdowns, including a 71-yard fumble recovery for a score, and an interception, while running for 20 yards on four carries.
Stat Leaders: Indiana - Passing: Kellen Lewis, 19-26, 322 yds, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing: Marcus Thigpen, 15-23. Receiving: Josiah Sears, 7-58
Iowa - Passing: Jake Christensen, 24-42, 308 yds, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Albert Young, 15-94. Receiving: Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, 6-68, 1 TD

Indiana's worst performance ... Northwestern 31 ... Indiana 28
Northwestern got a three-yard Ross Lane touchdown catch with 44 seconds to play, and then held on with a big sack in the final few moments to get by the Hoosiers. IU got its first touchdown on a 91-yard James Bailey kickoff return after a Northwestern 29-yard field goal. With two James Hardy touchdown catches in the second half from 11 and five yards out, and a 14-yard Kellen Lewis touchdown run, the Hoosiers held the lead late before NU's final 12-play, 73-yard drive. The Wildcats went on a midgame 21-point run on a 41-yard Eddie Simpson interception return for a touchdown, a 15-yard Kim Thompson catch, and a one-yard Tyrell Sutton run.
Player of the game: Northwestern RB Tyrell Sutton ran 33 times for 141 yards and a touchdown, and caught six passes for 72 yards
Stat Leaders: Northwestern - Passing: C.J. Bacher, 26-33, 276 yds, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: Tyrell Sutton, 33-141, 1 TD. Receiving: Kim Thompson, 6-78, 1 TD
Indiana - Passing: Kellen Lewis, 18-27, 204 yds, 2 TD
Bryan Payton, 15-55. Receiving: James Hardy, 7-107, 2 TD

Oklahoma State's best win ...
Oklahoma State 49 ... Texas Tech 45
In one of the wildest games of the year, Texas Tech threw for 646 yards, Oklahoma State ran for 366, but it was through the air that the Cowboys pulled off the win, as Brandon Pettigrew hauled in a 54-yard touchdown catch with 1:37 to play for a four-point lead. But Graham Harrell and the Texas Tech passing game wouldn't be done, getting down to the OSU 15 before finally sputtering out on a fourth down incomplete pass. Each team score 21 second quarter points, with Michael Crabtree catching two of his three touchdown passes, both from two yards out, on the way to a Red Raider lead, while OSU kept pace with a 46-yard Kendall Hunter touchdown run and a 48-yard Zac Robinson dash. Tech got 14 catches for 237 yards and three touchdowns from Crabtree, and 14 catches for 233 yards and a score from Danny Amendola. Three different players ran for over 100 yards for OSU.
Player of the game: In a losing cause, Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell threw for 646 yards and five touchdown passes on 46-of-67 passing.
Stat Leaders: Texas Tech - Passing: Graham Harrell, 46-67, 646 yds, 5 TDs
Rushing: Shannon Woods, 12-58, 1 TD. Receiving: Michael Crabtree, 14-237, 3 TDs
Oklahoma State - Passing: Zac Robinson, 16-32, 211 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Dantrell Savage, 25-130, 1 TD. Receiving: Adarius Bowman, 6-81

Oklahoma State's worst performance ...
Troy 41 ... Oklahoma State 23
Bad weather delayed the start of the game, but a little rain didn't slow down Troy in the first half as it jumped out to a stunning 27-10 lead on a touchdown run and throw from Omar Haugabook, a 17-yard scoring play from WR Gary Banks to Mykeal Terry, and a 54-yard Leodis McKelvin punt return for a score. The Trojans stayed hot out of the locker room with two short touchdown runs from Haugabook and Sean Dawkins, while the OSU offense sputtered with missed passes, penalties, and poor play on third downs. Julius Crosslin ran for two short fourth quarter scores for the Cowboys.
Player of the game: Troy QB Omar Haugabook completed 33 of 48 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown with an interception, and ran 13 times for 49 yards and two scores.
Stat Leaders: Troy
- Passing: Omar Haugabook, 33-48, 371 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Kenny Cattouse, 12-62. Receiving: Gary Banks, 5.66
Oklahoma State
- Passing: Zac Robinson, 27-37, 191 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Zac Robinson, 9-61. Receiving: Dez Bryant, 3-67

2006 Insight Bowl
Texas Tech 44 ... Minnesota 41 OT

Texas Tech staged the greatest comeback in bowl history with a 52-yard Alex Trlica field goal with no time left on the clock to send the game into overtime, and then won it on a three-yard Shannon Woods run after Minnesota could only manage a 32-yard Joel Monroe field goal. The Gophers were spectacular in the first half getting up 28-0 helped by two Bryan Cupito touchdown passes and short scoring runs from Justin Valentine and Amir Pinnix, and scored the first points of the second half on a 20-yard Monroe field goal for a 38-7 lead. In a breathtaking display, Texas Tech scored on touchdown drives of 76, 61, 63 and 56 highlighted by a perfectly thrown 43-yard scoring pass to Joel Filani to get it all started, but a good Minnesota punt and a Texas Tech false start penalty appeared to end the comeback as the Red Raiders had the ball on its own seven with :50 to play and no time outs. Using sideline patterns and helped by two measurements, Graham Harrell got the ball in position for Trlica to hit his career long field goal. Tech's didn't have a scoring drive in the second half longer than 2:55.
Player of the game ... Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell completed 36 of 55 passes for 445 yards and two touchdowns with an interception and ran for a score.
Stat Leaders: Minnesota - Passing: Bryan Cupito, 19-31, 263 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Amir Pinnix, 34-179, 1 TD  Receiving: Jack Simmons, 7-134, 1 TD
Texas Tech - Passing: Graham Harrell, 36-55, 445 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Shannon Woods, 19-109, 3 TD  Receiving: Joel Filani, 11-162, 1 TD

Indiana Bowl History (3-5)
1993 Independence Virginia Tech 45, Indiana 20
1991 Copper Indiana 24, Baylor 0
1990 Peach Auburn 27, Indiana 23
1989 Liberty Indiana 34, So. Carolina 19
1988 Peach Tennessee 27, Indiana 22
1986 All-American Florida St 27, Indiana 13
1979 Holiday Indiana 38, BYU 37
1968 Rose USC 14, Indiana 3
Oklahoma St Bowl History (11-6)
2006 Independence Oklahoma State 34, Alabama 31
2004 Alamo Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7
2003 Cotton Mississippi 31, Oklahoma State 28
2002 Houston Oklahoma State 33, Southern Miss 23
1997 Alamo Purdue 33, Oklahoma State 20
1988 Holiday Oklahoma State 62, Wyoming 14
1987 Sun Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 33
1985 Gator Florida State 34, Oklahoma State 23
1984 Gator Oklahoma State 21, South Carolina 14
1983 Bluebonnet Oklahoma State 24, Baylor 14
1981 Independence Texas A&M 33, Oklahoma State 16
1976 Tangerine Oklahoma State 49, Brigham Young 21
1974 Fiesta Oklahoma State 16, Brigham Young 6
1958 Blue Grass Oklahoma State 15, Florida State 6
1948 Delta William and Mary 20, Oklahoma A&M 0
1945 Sugar Oklahoma A&M 33, St. Mary's 13
1944 Cotton Oklahoma A&M 34, TCU 0