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Tennessee RB Arian Foster
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Posted Dec 26, 2007


2008 Outback Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More



Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Tennessee (9-4)

Jan. 1st, 11:00 a.m. ET, ESPN

Outback Bowl History
2007 Penn State 20, Tennessee 10
2006 Florida 31, Iowa 24
2005 Georgia 24, Wisconsin 21
2004 Iowa 37, Florida 17
2003 Michigan 38, Florida 30
2002 South Carolina 31, Ohio St 28
2001 South Carolina 24, Ohio State 7
2000 Georgia 28, Purdue 25 (OT)
1999 Penn State 26, Kentucky 14
1998 Georgia 33, Wisconsin 6
1997 Alabama 17, Michigan 14
1996 Penn State 43, Auburn 14
1995 Wisconsin 34, Duke 20
1994 Michigan 42, NC State 7
1993 Tennessee 38, Boston Coll 23
1991 Clemson 30, Illinois 0
1990 Auburn 31, Ohio State 14
1989 Syracuse 23, LSU 10
1988 Michigan 28, Alabama 24
1986 Boston College 27, Georgia 24

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Badger Bowl Moment: Wisconsin won three Rose Bowls under the watchful eye of Barry Alvarez, but none that generated more electricity in Madison than the 1994 victory.  The 21-16 win over UCLA was the school’s first on New Year’s Day, capping the Badgers’ first Big Ten title in 32 years.  More than 70,000 rabid fans made the trip to Pasadena, giving Wisconsin a unique home-field advantage in the Bruins’ own stadium.   

Best Volunteer Bowl Moment: UT’s postseason resume includes 30 New Year’s Day bowl games, including seven Sugar Bowls, six Cotton Bowls, four Orange Bowls, three Fiesta Bowls and two Rose Bowls.  Your dad and granddad might disagree, but none was more significant than the 1999 Fiesta Bowl, which guaranteed the Vols their second national championship.  Big days from Tee Martin and Peerless Price catapulted Tennessee to a 23-16 win over Florida State in the maiden BCS championship game. 

Tennessee's best win ... Tennessee 35 ... Georgia 14
Tennessee stunned Georgia by getting up 28-0 at halftime on Arian Foster touchdown runs from nine and 22 yards out, a 56-yard trick play pass from to Lucas Taylor, to LaMarcus Coker, and a ten-yard Montario Hardesty scoring dash. Georgia showed some life on the first drive of the second half with a 26-yard Demiko Goodman scoring grab, but Tennessee ended any comeback hopes with a four-yard Foster run. Tennessee outgained Georgia 411 yards to 243.
Player of the game: Tennessee RB Arian Foster rushed for 98 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, while making a reception for 11 yards.
Stat Leaders: Georgia - Passing: Matthew Stafford, 16-33, 174 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing: Knowshon Moreno, 13-30. Receiving: Tripp Chandler, 4-33, 1 TD
Tennessee - Passing: Erik Ainge, 17-22, 165 yds
Rushing:
Arian Foster, 17-98, 3 TDs. Receiving: Lucas Taylor, 6-50

Tennessee's worst performance ... Alabama 41 ... Tennessee 17
Alabama started out the game with an onside kick, leading to the first of four Leigh Tiffin field goals, but got down 14-10 on a three-yard Luke Stocker touchdown catch early in the second quarter. And then the Tide passing game took over, as D.J. Hall caught second quarter scoring passes from 16 and two yards out to start a 31-3 run to close out the game. Tiffin connected from 39, 20, 42 and 44 yards out, and Terry Grant, in for a suspended Glen Coffee, ran for an eight-yard touchdown. Bama outgained Tennessee 510 yards to 362.
Player of the game: Alabama WR D.J. Hall caught 13 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns
Stat Leaders: Tennessee - Passing: Erik Ainge, 22-35, 243 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Arian Foster, 13-91, 1 TD. Receiving: Chris Brown, 5-28
Alabama - Passing: John Parker Wilson, 32-46, 363 yds, 3 TD
Rushing:
Terry Grant, 26-104, 1 TD. Receiving:
D.J. Hall, 13-185, 2 TD

Wisconsin's best win ...
Wisconsin 37 ... Michigan 21
Wisconsin outgained Michigan 237 yards to 47 on the ground with Zach Brown rushing for 108 yards and touchdown runs from six and two yards out, with both scores putting the game away late in the fourth quarter. Playing without Mike Hart, and with Chad Henne leaving the game early, Ryan Mallett stepped in and bombed away, hitting Mario Manningham on a 97-yard touchdown, the longest pass play in Michigan history, along with a 12-yard scoring pass. A 26-yard touchdown catch from Adrian Arrington pulled the Wolverines within two midway through the fourth, but the Badger ground game went to work to close it out. The Badgers held on to the ball for 38:15, and over 21 minutes in the second half.
Player of the game: Wisconsin DE Matt Shaughnessy made seven tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 2.5 tackles for loss
Stat Leaders: Michigan - Passing: Ryan Mallett, 11-36, 245 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Carlos Brown, 9-38. Receiving: Adrian Arrington, 7-101, 1 TD
Wisconsin - Passing: Tyler Donovan, 14-27, 245 yds, 1 TD
Rushing:
Zach Brown, 27-108, 2 TD. Receiving: Paul Hubbard, 7-134


Wisconsin's worst performance ...
Penn State 38 ... Wisconsin 7

Penn State dominated from the word go, forcing a P.J. Hill fumble on Wisconsin's first carry, and converting three plays later with a one-yard Matt Hahn touchdown run. The Badgers closed it to 10-7 at the end of the first quarter on a one-yard Hill run, but did nothing else the rest of the day, as Penn State scored the final 28 points on a 29-yard Deon Butler touchdown catch, a 19-yard Evan Royster scoring run, and short scored from Rodney Kinlaw and Daryll Clerk.
Player of the game: Penn State QB Anthony Morelli completed 16 of 28 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown
Stat Leaders: Wisconsin - Passing: Tyler Donovan, 16-29, 220 yds, 2 INT
Rushing: P.J. Hill, 19-75, 1 TD. Receiving: Kyle Jefferson, 6-124
Penn State - Passing: Anthony Morelli, 16-28, 216 yds, 1 TD
Rushing:
Rodney Kinlaw, 23-115, 1 TD. Receiving: Deon Butler, 7-93, 1 TD

2007 Outback Bowl
Penn State 20 ... Tennessee 10

In a 10-10 game in the fourth quarter, Tennessee appeared to have all the momentum after a 53-yard pass to Chris Brown, but on the next play, Arian Foster lost a fumble, Penn State's Tony Davis picked it up, and he was gone going 88 yards for what would turn out to be the game-winning touchdown. The Nittany Lions iced it on a 22-yard Kevin Kelly field goal with just over three minutes to play. The Volunteers scored first on a 44-yard James Wilhoit field goal, and got a 42-yard LaMarcus Coker touchdown run after Penn State scored on a 34-yard Kelly field goal and a two-yard touchdown catch from Anthony Quarless.
Player of the game ... Penn State LB Dan Connor made ten tackles and forced the game-changing fumble.  
Stat Leaders: Tennessee - Passing: Erik Ainge, 25-37, 267 yds, 1 INT
Rushing: Arian Foster ,12-65  Receiving: Jayson Swain, 7-84
Penn State - Passing: Anthony Morelli, 14-25, 197 yds, 1 TD
Rushing:
Tony Hunt, 31-158  Receiving: Jordan Norwood, 4-35


Tennessee Bowl History (24-22)
2007 Outback Penn St 20, Tennessee 10
2005 Cotton Tennessee 38, Texas A&M 7
2003 Peach Clemson 27, Tennessee 14
2002 Peach Maryland 30, Tennessee 3
2001 Citrus Tennessee 45, Michigan 17
2000 Cotton Kansas St 35, Tennessee 21
1999 Fiesta Nebraska 31, Tennessee 21
1998 Fiesta Tennessee 23, Florida St 16
1997 Orange Nebraska 42, Tennessee 17
1996 Citrus Tennessee 48, Northwestern 28
1995 Citrus Tennessee 20, Ohio St 14
1994 Gator Tennessee 45, Virginia Tech 23
1993 Citrus Penn State 31, Tennessee 13
1992 Hall of Fame Tennessee 38, Boston College 23
1991 Fiesta Penn State 42, Tennessee 17
1990 Sugar Tennessee 23, Virginia 22
1989 Cotton Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27
1988 Peach Tennessee 27, Indiana 22
1986 Liberty Tennessee 21, Minnesota 14
1985 Sugar Tennessee 35, Miami 7
1984 Sun Maryland 27, Tennessee 26
1983 Citrus Tennessee 30, Maryland 23
1982 Peach Iowa 28, Tennessee 22
1981 Garden State Tennessee 28, Wisconsin 21
1979 Bluebonnet Purdue 27, Tennessee 22
1974 Liberty Tennessee 7, Maryland 3
1973 Gator Texas Tech 28, Tennessee 19
1972 Bluebonnet Tennessee 24, LSU 17
1971 Liberty Tennessee 14, Arkansas 13
1970 Sugar Tennessee 34, Air Force 13
1969 Gator Florida 14, Tennessee 13
1968 Cotton Texas 36, Tennessee 13
1967 Orange Oklahoma 26, Tennessee 24
1966 Gator Tennessee 18, Syracuse 12
1965 Bluebonnet Tennessee 27, Tulsa 6
1957 Gator Tennessee 3, Texas A&M 0
1956 Sugar Baylor 13, Tennessee 7
1952 Cotton Texas 16, Tennessee 0
1951 Sugar Maryland 28, Tennessee 13
1950 Cotton Tennessee 20, Texas 14
1946 Orange Rice 8, Tennessee 0
1944 Rose USC 25, Tennessee 0
1942 Sugar Tennessee 14, Tulsa 7
1940 Sugar Boston College 19, Tennessee 13
1939 Rose USC 14, Tennessee 0
1938 Orange Tennessee, 17, Oklahoma 0
Wisconsin Bowl History (10-11)
2007 Capital One Wisconsin 17, Arkansas 14
2006 Capital One Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10
2005 Outback Georgia 24, Wisconsin 21
2003 Music City Auburn 28, Wisconsin 14
2002 Alamo Wisconsin 31, Colorado 28
2000 Sun Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20
1999 Rose Wisconsin 17, Stanford 9
1998 Rose Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31
1997 Outback Georgia 33, Wisconsin 6
1996 Copper Wisconsin 38, Utah 10
1994 Hall Of Fame Wisconsin 34, Duke 20
1993 Rose Wisconsin 21, UCLA 16
1984 Hall Of Fame Kentucky 20, Wisconsin 19
1982 Independence Wisconsin 14, Kansas State 3
1981 Garden State Tennessee 28, Wisconsin 21
1962 Rose USC 42, Wisconsin 37
1959 Rose Washington 44, Wisconsin 8
1952 Rose USC 7, Wisconsin 0