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2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl History & More
Auburn DE SenDerrick Marks
Auburn DE SenDerrick Marks
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Dec 26, 2007


Chick-fil-A Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More

 

Georgia (8-4) vs. Virginia Tech (10-2)

Dec. 30, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

Chick-fil-A Bowl History
formerly the Peach Bowl
2006 Georgia 31, Virginia Tech 24
2005 LSU 40, Miami 3
2004 (Dec.) Miami 27, Florida 10
2004 (Jan.) Clemson 27, Tennessee 14
2002 Maryland 30, Tennessee 3
2001 North Carolina 16, Auburn 10
2000 LSU 28, Georgia Tech 14
1999 Miss State 17, Clemson 7
1998 (Dec.) Georgia 35, Virginia 33
1998 (Jan.) Auburn 21, Clemson 17
1996 LSU 10, Clemson 7
1995 (Dec.) Virginia 34, Georgia 27
1995 (Jan.) NC State 28, Mississippi State 24
1993 (Dec.) Clemson 14, Kentucky 13
1993 (Jan.) North Carolina 21, Mississippi State 24
1992 East Carolina 37, NC State 34
1990 Auburn 27, Indiana 23
1989 Syracuse 19, Georgia 18
1988 (Dec.) NC State 28, Iowa 23
1988 (Jan.) Tennessee 27, Indiana 22
1986 Virginia Tech 25, NC State 24
1985 Army 31, Illinois 29
1984 Virginia 27, Purdue 24
1983 Florida State 28, North Carolina 3
1982 Iowa 28, Tennessee 22
1981 (Dec.) West Virginia 26, Florida 6
1981 (Jan.) Miami 20, Virginia Tech 10
1979 Baylor 24, Clemson 18
1978 Purdue 41, Georgia Tech 21
1977 NC State 24, Iowa State 14
1976 Kentucky 21, North Carolina 0
1975 West Virginia 13, NC State 10
1974 Texas Tech 6, Vanderbilt 6
1973 Georgia 17, Maryland 16
1972 NC State 49, West Virginia 13
1971 Mississippi 41, Georgia Tech 18
1970 Arizona State 48, North Carolina 26
1969 West Virginia 14, South Carolina 3
1968 LSU 31, Florida State 27

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Clemson Tiger Bowl Moment: It’s been a quarter of a century since Clemson participated in one of college football’s marquee bowl games.  Back in 1982, the Tigers played No. 4 Nebraska in the Orange Bowl with national supremacy hinging on the outcome.  Danny Ford’s underrated defensive unit frustrated the star-studded Husker offense in a 22-15 win that gave the Tigers a perfect season and its only national championship.   

Best Auburn Tiger Bowl Moment: Over the years, the Tigers have given their fans plenty to cheer about in the postseason. High on the list of shining moments was the school's only Sugar Bowl win, a 9-7 triumph over Michigan in 1984.  In a classic defensive struggle with the Wolverines, Auburn pulled out the game when Al Del Greco split the uprights with under a minute left.  The 11-1 Tigers finished No. 2 in the polls behind a Miami team that upset unbeaten Nebraska in the Orange Bowl.

Clemson's best win ... Clemson 30 ... Maryland 17
Maryland scored first on a 35-yard Obi Egekeze field goal, but then started screwing up with penalties and a fumble to lead to a 23-point Clemson run to put the game away. Mark Buchholz connected on field goals from 35, 34 and 20 yards, while James Davis, who combined with C.J. Spiller for 235 yards, ran for a one-yard score, and Cullen Harper threw two touchdowns passes. The Terps didn't get into the end zone until the fourth quarter on a two-yard Lance Ball run and a one-yard score from Keon Lattimore. Clemson outgained Maryland 428 yards to 314 and held on too the ball for 36:29.
Player of the game: Clemson RBs James Davis and C.J. Spiller combined for 235 yards and a touchdown on 45 carries
Stat Leaders: Clemson - Passing: Cullen Harper, 20-26, 179 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: James Davis, 29-129, 1 TD. Receiving: Aaron Kelly, 5-54, 1 TD
Maryland - Passing: Chris Turner, 19-31, 217 yds, 1 INT
Rushing:
Lance Ball, 10-53, 1 TD. Receiving: Isaiah Williams, 5-47

Clemson's worst performance ... Georgia Tech 13 ... Clemson 3
Georgia Tech got a two-yard Tashard Choice touchdown run and two Travis Bell field goals, but this game belonged to the defense, with a little help from the poor play of the Clemson special teams. Clemson PK Mark Buchholz missed four field goals, while the vaunted Tiger running game was held to just 34 yards. The Tech defense came up with six sacks, with Philip Wheeler combing up with 2.5, and kept the Tigers off the board for almost 59 minutes after Buchholz hit a 48-yard field goal just over a minute into the game.
Player of the game: Georgia Tech RB Tashard Choice rushed 32 times for 145 yards and a score.
Stat Leaders: Clemson - Passing: Cullen Harper, 17-39, 194 yds, 1 INT
Rushing: James Davis, 12-60. Receiving: Aaron Kelly, 6-53
Georgia Tech - Passing: Taylor Bennett, 7-15, 67 yds, 1 INT
Rushing:
Tashard Choice, 32-145, 1 TD. Receiving: James Johnson, 2-40


Auburn's best win ...
Auburn 20 ... Florida 17
Wes Byrum appeared to hit the game-winning 43-yard field goal for Auburn, but Florida head coach Urban Meyer had called time out just before the kick. No big deal. Byrum calmly nailed it again, as the Tigers stunned the Gators. Auburn took a 17-3 lead going into the fourth quarter, thanks to a 30-yard Byrum field goal, and scoring runs from six yards out by Kodi Burns and three yards out from Ben Tate. The Gators roared back in the fourth with Tim Tebow connecting with Cornelius Ingram for a six-yard touchdown pass, and barreling in from two yards out to tie it up. Florida had one final drive, went three and out, and Auburn went on its march to win the game.
Player of the game: Auburn QB Brandon Cox completed 17 of 26 passes for 227 yards
Stat Leaders: Florida - Passing: Tim Tebow, 20-27, 201 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Tim Tebow, 19-75, 1 TD. Receiving: Percy Harvin, 7-119
Auburn - Passing: Brandon Cox, 17-26, 227 yds
Rushing:
Ben Tate, 20-65, 1 TD. Receiving: Rod Smith, 9-102


Auburn's worst performance ...
Mississippi State 19 ... Auburn 14
Mississippi State jumped out to a 13-0 lead on two Adam Carlson field goals and a Derek Pegues interception return for a touchdown, lost the lead late in the first half on a 28-yard Ben Tate run and a one-yard score from Kodi Burns, and got the lead back late in the fourth on a five-yard Christian Ducre touchdown run. The MSU defense held on as the Tigers got down to the Bulldog nine, but couldn't get into the end zone with a fourth down pass falling incomplete. Auburn outgained MSU 323 yards to 213, but turned it over five times.
Player of the game ... Mississippi State DEs Titus Brown and Avery Hannibal only combined for two tackles, but Brown's was a sack, with the two combining for eight quarterback hurries.
Stat Leaders: Auburn - Passing: Kodi Burns, 8-12, 65 yds, 1 INT
Rushing: Bem Tate. 15-91, 1 TD  Receiving: Rod Smith, 4-78
Mississippi State - Passing: Michael Henig, 1-3, 16 yds
Rushing:
Anthony Dixon, 29-103  Receiving:
Aubrey Bell, 1-16

2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl
Georgia 31 ... Virginia Tech 24

In a tale of two halves, Virginia Tech appeared on its way to a blowout win after getting out to a 21-3 halftime lead with three second quarter touchdowns on two one-yard runs from Branden Ore and a 53-yard scoring pass from receiver Eddie Royal to Sam Wheeler. The nation's number one defense appeared ready to put the clamps down, but after Georgia's Brandon Coutu hit a 51-yard field goal late in the third quarter, the Dawgs successfully came up with an onside kick that changed the tone of the game. The offense, which had struggled against the swarming Hokie D, suddenly got hot going 52 yards in six plays closing with a six-yard pass to Martrez Milner. Georgia went on a 28-point run tying the game on a two-point conversion throw to Milner after a three-yard Kregg Lumpkin run, and put the game away on a fourth-and-goal one-yard score from Brannon Southerland to capitalize on one of Tech's four turnovers. Virginia Tech got close with a 28-yard Brandon Pace field goal, but couldn't get close starting its final drive too deep in its own territory. Each team only managed nine first downs and combined for 389 yards.
Player of the game ... Georgia QB Matthew Stafford completed nine of 21 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown with an interception
Stat Leaders: Georgia - Passing: Matthew Stafford, 9-21, 129 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Kregg Lumpkin, 12-39, 1 TD  Receiving: Martrez Milner, 3-49, 1 TD
Virginia Tech - Passing: Sean Glennon, 13-26, 94 yds, 3 INT
Rushing:
Branden Ore, 20-42, 2 TD  Receiving:
Eddie Royal, 4-45


Auburn Bowl History (18-13-2)
2007 Cotton Auburn 17, Nebraska 14
2006 Capital One Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10
2005 Sugar Auburn 16, Virginia Tech 13
2003 Music City Auburn 28, Wisconsin 14
2002 Capital One Auburn 13, Penn State 9
2001 Peach North Carolina 16, Auburn 10
2000 Citrus Michigan 31, Auburn 28
1997 Peach Auburn 21, Clemson 17
1996 Independence Auburn 32, Army 29
1995 Outback Penn State 42, Auburn 13
1990 Peach Auburn 27, Indiana 23
1989 Hall of Fame Auburn 31, Ohio State 14
1988 Sugar Florida State 13, Auburn 7
1987 Sugar Auburn 16, Syracuse 16
1986 Citrus Auburn 16, Southern California 7
1985 Cotton Texas A&M 36, Auburn 16
1984 Liberty Auburn 21, Arkansas 15
1983 Sugar Auburn 9, Michigan 7
1982 Tangerine Auburn 33, Boston College 26
1974 Gator Auburn 27, Texas 3
1973 Sun Missouri 34, Auburn 17
1972 Gator Auburn 24, Colorado 3
1971 Sugar Oklahoma 40, Auburn 22
1970 Gator Auburn 35, Ole Miss 28
1969 Astro-Bluebonnet Houston 36, Auburn 7
1968 Sun Auburn 34, Arizona 10
1965 Liberty Ole Miss 13, Auburn 7
1963 Orange Nebraska 13, Auburn 7
1955 Gator Vanderbilt 25, Auburn 13
1954 Gator Auburn 33, Baylor 13
1953 Gator Texas Tech 35, Auburn 13
1937 Orange Auburn 6, Michigan State 0
1936 Bacardi Auburn 7, Villanova 7
Clemson Bowl History (15-14)
2006 Music City Kentucky 28, Clemson 20
2005 Champs Sports Clemson 19, Colorado 10
2004 Peach Clemson 27, Tennessee 14
2002 Tangerine Texas Tech 55, Clemson 15
2001 Humanitarian Clemson 49, Louisiana Tech 24
2000 Gator Virginia Tech 41, Clemson 20
1999 Peach Mississippi State 17, Clemson 7
1997 Peach Auburn 21, Clemson 17
1996 Peach LSU 10, Clemson 7
1995 Gator Syracuse 41, Clemson 0
1993 Peach Clemson 14, Kentucky 13
1991 Citrus California 37, Clemson 13
1990 Hall of Fame Clemson 30, Illinois 0
1989 Gator Clemson 27, West Virginia 7
1988 Citrus Clemson 13, Oklahoma 6
1987 Citrus Clemson 35, Penn State 10
1986 Gator Clemson 27, Stanford 21
1985 Independence Minnesota 20, Clemson 13
1981 Orange Clemson 22, Nebraska 15
1979 Peach Baylor 24, Clemson 18
1978 Gator Clemson 17, Ohio State 15
1977 Gator Pittsburgh 34, Clemson 3
1959 Bluebonnet Clemson 23, TCU 7
1958 Sugar LSU 7, Clemson 0
1956 Orange Colorado 27, Clemson 21
1951 Gator Miami 14, Clemson 0
1950 Orange Clemson 15, Miami 14
1948 Gator Clemson 24, Missouri 23
1939 Cotton Clemson 6, Boston College 3

  
















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