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Posted Dec 26, 2007


2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More

Georgia (10-2) vs. Hawaii (12-0)

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Sugar Bowl History
2007 LSU 41, Notre Dame 14
2006 West Virginia 38, Georgia 35
2005 Auburn 16, Virginia Tech 13
2004 LSU 21, Oklahoma 14
2003 Georgia 26, Florida State 13
2002 LSU 47, Illinois 34
2001 Miami 37, Florida 20
2000 Florida St 46, Virginia Tech 29
1999 Ohio State 24, Texas A&M 14
1998 Florida State 31, Ohio State 14
1997 Florida 52, Florida State 20
1995 Virginia Tech 28, Texas 10
1995 Florida State 23, Florida 17
1994 Florida 41, West Virginia 7
1993 Alabama 34, Miami (Fla.) 13
1992 Notre Dame 39, Florida 28
1991 Tennessee 23, Virginia 22
1990 Miami 33, Alabama 25
1989 Florida State 13, Auburn 7
1988 Auburn 16, Syracuse 16
1987 Nebraska 30, LSU 15
1986 Tennessee 35, Miami 7
1985 Nebraska 28, LSU 10
1984 Auburn 9, Michigan 7
1983 Penn State 27, Georgia 23
1982 Pittsburgh 24, Georgia 20
1981 Georgia 17, Notre Dame 10
1980 Alabama 24, Arkansas 9
1979 Alabama 14, Penn State 7
1978 Alabama 35, Ohio State 6
1977 Pittsburgh 27, Georgia 3
1975 Alabama 13, Penn State 6
1974 Nebraska 13, Florida 10
1973 Notre Dame 24, Alabama 23
1972 Oklahoma 40, Auburn 22
1972 Oklahoma 14, Penn State 0
1971 Tennessee 34, Air Force 13
1970 Mississippi 27, Arkansas 22
1969 Arkansas 16, Georgia 2
1968 LSU 20, Wyoming 13
1967 Alabama 34, Nebraska 7
1966 Missouri 20, Florida 18
1965 LSU 13, Syracuse 10
1964 Alabama 12, Mississippi 7
1963 Mississippi 17, Arkansas 3
1962 Alabama 10, Arkansas 3
1961 Mississippi 14, Rice 6
1960 Mississippi 21, LSU 0
1959 LSU 7, Clemson 0
1958 Mississippi 39, Texas 7
1957 Baylor 13, Tennessee 7
1956 Georgia Tech 7, Pittsburgh 0
1955 Navy 21, Mississippi 0
1954 Georgia Tech 42, W Virginia 19
1953 Georgia Tech 24, Mississippi 7
1952 Maryland 28, Tennessee 13
1951 Kentucky 13, Oklahoma 7
1950 Oklahoma 35, LSU 0
1949 Oklahoma 14, North Carolina 6
1948 Texas 27, Alabama 7
1947 Georgia 20, North Carolina 10
1946 Oklahoma State 33, St Mary's (Colorado) 13
1945 Duke 29, Alabama 26
1944 Georgia Tech 20, Tulsa 18
1943 Tennessee 14, Tulsa 7
1942 Fordham 2, Missouri 0
1941 Boston Coll 19, Tennessee 13
1940 Texas A&M 14, Tulane 13
1939 TCU 15, Carnegie Mellon 7
1938 Santa Clara 6, LSU 0
1937 Santa Clara 21, LSU 14
1936 TCU 3, LSU 2
1935 Tulane 20, Temple 14

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Warrior Bowl Moment: The 54-48, three-overtime win over Houston in the 2003 Hawaii Bowl may have been more fun, but the 1999 Oahu Bowl had much more meaning.  Just one year removed from an 0-12 season, the Warriors completed the biggest one-year turnaround in NCAA history with a 23-17 win over Oregon State.  It wasn’t particularly pretty, but for Hawaii and first-year coach June Jones, it marked the launching point for a successful run that still endures today.

Best Bulldog Bowl Moment: Georgia has a very rich bowl tradition that includes 41 invites and victories in the Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Gator Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl.  Fueled by freshman sensation Herschel Walker, the Dawgs took a perfect mark into the 1981 Sugar Bowl, where No. 7 Notre Dame awaited.  Walker shook off a dislocated shoulder in the first quarter to score a pair of touchdowns leading Georgia to a 17-10 win and the national title.     

Hawaii
's best win ... Hawaii 39 ... Boise State 27
Colt Brennan took advantage of a banged up Boise State secondary to hit Jason Rivers from seven yards out and C.J. Hawthorne on a brilliant 38-yard throw to push the Warriors ahead in the third quarter on the way to the WAC title. Boise State started off the scoring with a 50-yard Ian Johnson run, answered a Brennan one-yard touchdown run with a Johnson one-yard touchdown, and got a six-yard scoring catch from Richie Brockel, but couldn't get the offense going in the fourth quarter. Davone Bess caught 15 passes for the Warriors with touchdown catches from 23 and 22 yards out. Solomon Elimimian made 14 tackles for Hawaii with ten solo stops.
Player of the game: Hawaii QB Colt Brennan completed 40 of 53 passes for 495 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions, and ran nine times for 18 yards and a touchdown. Davone Bess caught 15 passes for 181 yards and a two scores
Stat Leaders: Boise State - Passing: Taylor Tharp, 22-36, 231 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Ian Johnson, 22-86, 2 TD. Receiving: Jeremy Childs, 8-102
Hawaii - Passing: Colt Brennan, 40-53, 495 yds, 5 TD, 2 INT
Rushing:
Kealoha Pilares, 9-48. Receiving: Davone Bess, 15-181, 2 TD

Hawaii's worst performance ... Hawaii 45 ... Louisiana Tech 44 OT
Louisiana Tech answered a Hawaii overtime touchdown with a two-yard touchdown catch from Dustin Mitchell, but the two-point conversion attempt for the win was broken up and the Warriors hung on. Colt Brennan threw four touchdown passes for Hawaii with third quarter strikes from 64 and 17 yards out to Ryan Grice-Mullin, a 19-yard play to Davone Bess in the fourth, and a six-yard strike to Jason Rivers in overtime. Louisiana Tech's offense kept up the pace with Patrick Jackson running for two scores and Zac Champion hitting josh Wheeler with a three-yard scoring pass, but Hawaii kept coming back, eventually sending it into overtime on a 34-yard Dan Kelly field goal.
Player of the game ... Hawaii QB Colt Brennan completed 34 of 40 passes for 416 yards and six touchdowns and led the Warriors with 23 yards on three carries
Stat Leaders: Louisiana Tech - Passing: Zac Champion, 23-36, 187 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Patrick Jackson, 23-98, 2 TD  Receiving: Philip Beck, 5-40
Hawaii - Passing: Colt Brennan, 43-61, 548 yds, 4 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Leon Wright-Jackson, 6-53, 1 TD  Receiving:
Jason Rivers, 14-176, 1 TD

Georgia's best win ...
Georgia 42 ... Florida 30
Georgia showed off its attitude early on, as the entire team came out to celebrate a one-yard Knowshon Moreno touchdown run to establish the tenor of the game. Florida responded with a 40-yard Louis Murphy touchdown catch, but Georgia answered right back with an 84-yard Mo Massaquoi touchdown catch. The Bulldogs overcame an interception returned for a score by Wondy Pierre-Louis to get relative control of the game for the final 35 minutes, with Moreno running for a 10-yard score at the end of the first half, and sealing the game with a three-yard scoring run after Florida got Tim Tebow's second touchdown run of the game. Stafford threw three touchdown passes highlighted by a great throw to Mikey Henderson, who made a tough catch, for a 53-yard touchdown.
Player of the game: Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno ran 33 times for 188 yards and three touchdowns
Stat Leaders: Georgia - Passing: Matthew Stafford, 11-18, 217 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Knowshon Moreno, 33-188, 3 TD. Receiving: Sean Bailey, 3-44
Florida - Passing: Tim Tebow, 14-22, 236 yds, 1 TD
Rushing:
Percy Harvin, 10-97. Receiving:
Andre Caldwell, 4-56

Georgia's worst loss ...
South Carolina 16 ... Georgia 12
South Carolina got Ryan Succop field goals from 41, 35 and 34 yards out after starting off the scoring with a nine-yard Cory Boyd touchdown run, and then hung on late as a last gasp Georgia pass was kicked into the hands of Jasper Brinkley. The Bulldogs got four Brandon Coutu field goals and outgained the Gamecocks 341 yards to 314, but Coutu missed an early 48-yarder and the offense failed to go on any long drives after the second-quarter march to set up Coutu's first field goal. The two teams combined to convert four of 29 third down chances.
Player of the game: South Carolina K/P Ryan Succop scored 10 of his team’s 16 points, going 3-of-3 on field goals, and averaged 40.7 yards a punt, landing two inside the 20.
Stat Leaders: South Carolina
- Passing: Blake Mitchell, 20-31, 174 yds
Rushing: Cory Boyd, 14-76, 1 TD. Receiving: Kenny McKinley, 7-102
Georgia
- Passing: Matthew Stafford, 19-44, 213 yds, 1 INT
Rushing: Knowshon Moreno, 14-104. Receiving: Sean Bailey, 4-44


2007 Sugar Bowl
LSU 41 ... Notre Dame 14

LSU rolled up 577 yards of total offense and scored 27 unanswered points on the way to a blowout. The Tigers got up 14-0 in the first quarter on a three-yard touchdown run from Keiland Williams and an 11-yard scoring grab from Dwayne Bowe, but Notre Dame got back in it with a perfectly thrown 24-yard pass to David Grimes and a ten-yard pitch to Jeff Samardzija. The Tigers answered by going 82 yards in five plays ending the first half with a five-yard JaMarcus Russell run, and the rout was on. After two long drives finished with Colt David field goals, the Tigers put it away on a 58-yard pass to Brandon LaFell. Williams scored on a 20-yard run to finish off the Irish. 
Player of the game ... LSU QB JaMarcus Russell completed 21 of 34 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns and an interception and ran for 16 yards and a score
Stat Leaders: LSU - Passing: JaMarcus Russell, 21-34, 332 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Keiland Williams, 14-107, 2 TD  Receiving: Early Doucet, 8-115
Notre Dame - Passing: Brady Quinn, 15-35, 148 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing:
Darius Walker, 22-128  Receiving:
Jeff Samardzija, 8-59, 1 TD


Hawaii Bowl History (5-2)
2005 Hawaii Bowl Hawaii 41, Arizona St 24
2004 Hawaii Bowl Hawaii 49, UAB 40
2003 Hawaii Bowl Hawaii 54, Houston 48 3OT
2002 Hawaii Bowl Tulane 36, Hawaii 28
1999 Oahu Bowl Hawaii 23, Oregon State
1992 Holiday Bowl Hawaii 27, Illinois 17
1989 Aloha Bowl Michigan St 33, Hawaii 13
Georgia Bowl History (27-15)
2007 Chick-fil-A Georgia 31, Virginia Tech 24
2006 Sugar West Virginia 38, Georgia 35
2004 Outback Georgia 24, Wisconsin 21
2003 Capital One Georgia 34, Purdue 27 OT
2002 Sugar Georgia 26, Florida St 13
2001 Music City Boston College 20, Georgia 16
2000 Oahu Georgia 37, Virginia 14
1999 Outback Georgia 28, Purdue 25 OT
1998 Peach Georgia 35, Virginia 33
1997 Outback Georgia 33, Wisconsin 6
1995 Peach Virginia 34, Georgia 27
1992 Citrus Georgia 21, Ohio St 14
1991 Independence Georgia 24, Arkansas 15
1989 Peach Syracuse 19, Georgia 18
1988 Gator Georgia 34, Michigan State 27
1987 Liberty Georgia 20, Arkansas 17
1986 Hall of Fame Boston College 27, Georgia 24
1985 Sun Georgia 13, Arizona 13
1984 Citrus Georgia 17, Florida St 17
1983 Cotton Georgia 10, Texas 9
1982 Sugar Penn St 27, Georgia 23
1981 Sugar Pitt 24, Georgia 20
1980 Sugar Georgia 17, Notre Dame 10
1978 Bluebonnet Stanford 25, Georgia 22
1976 Sugar Pitt 27, Georgia 3
1975 Cotton Arkansas 31, Georgia 10
1974 Tangerine Miami (Ohio) 21, Georgia 10
1973 Peach Georgia 17, Maryland 16
1971 Gator Georgia 7, North Carolina 3
1969 Sun Nebraska 45, Georgia 6
1968 Sugar Arkansas 16, Georgia 2
1967 Liberty N.C. State 14, Georgia 7
1966 Cotton Georgia 24, SMU 9
1964 Sun Georgia 7, Texas 0
1959 Orange Georgia 14, Missouri 0
1950 Presidential Cup Texas A&M 40, Georgia 20
1948 Orange Texas 41, Georgia 28
1947 Gator Georgia 20, Maryland 20
1946 Sugar Georgia 20, North Carolina 10
1945 Oil Georgia 20, Tulsa 6
1942 Rose Georgia 9, UCLA 0
1941 Orange Georgia 40, TCU 26