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2008 Orange Bowl History & More
Kansas RB Brandon McAnderson
Kansas RB Brandon McAnderson
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Dec 27, 2007


2008 FedEx Orange Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More

Virginia Tech (11-2) vs. Kansas (11-1)

January 3rd, 8:00 p.m. ET, Fox

Orange Bowl History
2007 Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13
2006 Penn St 26, Florida St 23 3OT
2005 USC 55, Oklahoma 19
2004 Miami 16, Florida State 14
2003 USC 38, Iowa 17
2002 Florida 56, Maryland 23
2001 Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2
2000 Michigan 35, Alabama 34 (OT)
1999 Florida 31, Syracuse 10
1998 Nebraska 42, Tennessee 17
1997 Nebraska 41, Virginia Tech 21
1996 Florida St 31, Notre Dame 26
1995 Nebraska 24, Miami 17
1994 Florida State 18, Nebraska 16
1993 Florida State 27, Nebraska 14
1992 Miami 22, Nebraska 0
1991 Colorado 10, Notre Dame 9
1990 Notre Dame 21, Colorado 6
1989 Miami 23, Nebraska 3
1988 Miami 20, Oklahoma 14
1987 Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8
1986 Oklahoma 25, Penn State 10
1985 Washington 28, Oklahoma 17
1984 Miami 31, Nebraska 30
1983 Nebraska 21, LSU 20
1982 Clemson 22, Nebraska 15
1981 Oklahoma 18, Florida State 17
1980 Oklahoma 24, Florida State 7
1979 Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24
1978 Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 0
1977 Ohio State 27, Colorado 10
1976 Oklahoma 14, Michigan 6
1975 Notre Dame 13, Alabama 11
1974 Penn State 16, LSU 9
1973 Nebraska 40, Notre Dame 6
1972 Nebraska 38, Alabama 6
1971 Nebraska 17, LSU 12
1970 Penn State 10, Missouri 3
1969 Penn State 15, Kansas 14
1968 Oklahoma 26, Tennessee 24
1967 Florida 27, Georgia Tech 12
1966 Alabama 39, Nebraska 28
1965 Texas 21, Alabama 17
1964 Nebraska 13, Auburn 7
1963 Alabama 17, Oklahoma 0
1962 LSU 25, Colorado 7
1961 Missouri 21, Navy 14
1960 Georgia 14, Missouri 0
1959 Oklahoma 21, Syracuse 6
1958 Oklahoma 48, Duke 21
1957 Colorado 27, Clemson 21
1956 Oklahoma 20, Maryland 6
1955 Duke 34, Nebraska 7
1954 Oklahoma 7, Maryland 0
1953 Alabama 61, Syracuse 6
1952 Georgia Tech 17, Baylor 14
1951 Clemson 15, Miami  14
1950 Santa Clara 21, Kentucky 13
1949 Texas 41, Georgia 28
1948 Georgia Tech 20, Kansas 14
1947 Rice 8, Tennessee 0
1946 Miami 13, Holy Cross 6
1945 Tulsa 26, Georgia Tech 12
1944 LSU 19, Texas A&M 14
1943 Alabama 37, Boston College 21
1942 Georgia 40, TCU 26
1941 Mississippi State 14, Georgetown 7
1940 Georgia Tech 21, Missouri 7
1939 Tennessee 17, Oklahoma 0
1938 Auburn 6, Michigan State 0
1937 Duquesne 13, Mississippi State 12
1936 Catholic 20, Mississippi 19
1935 Bucknell 26, Miami  0

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Hokie Bowl Moment: Meeting Florida State for the national championship in the 2000 Sugar Bowl was quite an accomplishment, but whooping a one-loss Texas team in the 1995 game was even better.  Led by big plays from receiver Bryan Still and an attacking defense, the Big East champs won their tenth straight game, earning a second helping of national respect. 

Best Jayhawk Bowl Moment: It came in a painful 15-14 loss, but Kansas’ most memorable bowl game was the 1969 Orange Bowl, the school’s first trip to Miami in more than two decades.  Pepper Rodgers’ Big 8 champs were one of the best squads in Jayhawk history, yet they couldn’t overcome a twelfth man penalty in the waning seconds that gave Penn State a second chance at a game-winning two-point conversion.

Virginia Tech's best win ... ACC Championship
Virginia Tech 30 ... Boston College 16
Tied at 16 midway through the fourth quarter, Eddie Royal caught a 24-yard touchdown pass to give the Hokies the lead for good. The Tech defense held on with an interception on fourth down deep in its own territory, and a 40-yard interception return for a score from Xavier Adibi with 11 seconds to play. In a strange first half, BC got on the board first as Jamie Silva snatched the ball and took it for a 51-yard score. A Matt Ryan 14-yard touchdown run gave the Eagles a second quarter lead, but the extra point was blocked and returned for a two-point conversion to spark a run of 23 unanswered points. Sean Glennon threw three touchdowns passes to three different receivers.
Player of the game: Virginia Tech QB Sean Glennon completed 18 of 27 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns with an interception.
Stat Leaders: Virginia Tech - Passing: Sean Glennon, 18-27, 174 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Branden Ore, 19-55. Receiving: Josh Morgan, 8-55, 1 TD
Boston College - Passing: Matt Ryan, 33-52, 305 yds, 2 INT
Rushing:
Andre Callender, 15-51. Receiving: Andre Callender, 13-92

Virginia Tech's worst loss ... LSU 48 ... Virginia Tech 7
Tyrod Taylor ran for a one-yard score late in the third quarter for the Hokies. That would be in for fun moments for Tech, as LSU stomped, ran over, and dominated its way to a shockingly easy win. The Tigers got out 27-0 helped by a 67-yard Keiland Williams touchdown run and short scores from Jacob Hester and Matt Flynn. Williams added a 32-yard run in the fourth quarter and Ryan Perrilloux threw two garbage time touchdown passes. The Tigers outgained the Hokies 598 yards to 149.
Player of the game: LSU RB Keiland Williams ran seven times for 126 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for ten yards
Stat Leaders: Virginia Tech - Passing: Tyrod Taylor, 7-18, 62 yds
Rushing: Tyrod Taylor, 9-44, 1 TD. Receiving: Josh Morgan, 4-20
LSU - Passing: Matt Flynn, 17-27, 217 yds
Rushing:
Keiland Williams, 7-126, 2 TD. Receiving: Brandon LaFell, 7-125


Kansas' best win ...
Kansas 76 ... Nebraska 39
Kansas punted on its first drive of the game. That was it for Nebraska's fun, as the Jayhawks cranked out 48 first half points on four of Todd Reesing's six touchdown passes and three of Brandon McAnderson's four touchdown runs. Dezmon Briscoe caught scoring passes from 13, 14 and seven yards out for the Jayhawks, and Jake Sharp added two touchdown runs. Nebraska's offense was effective, with Joe Ganz bombing away for 405 yards and four touchdowns, with three to Maurice Purify, but it was killed by five turnovers and couldn't keep pace once the floodgates opened. The 76 points was the most allowed by Nebraska. KU outgained the Huskers 572 yards to 484.
Player of the game: Kansas QB Todd Reesing completed 30 of 41 passes for 354 yards and six touchdowns, and ran four times for ten yards.
Stat Leaders: Kansas - Passing: Todd Reesing, 30-41, 354 yds, 6 TD
Rushing: Brandon McAnderson, 35-119, 4 TD. Receiving: Marcus Henry, 6-101, 1 TD
Nebraska - Passing: Joe Ganz, 35-50, 405 yds, 4 TD, 4 INT
Rushing:
Roy Helu, 9-56. Receiving:
Maurice Purify, 7-158, 3 TD

Kansas' worst loss ...
Missouri 36 ... Kansas 28
Missouri got out to a 28-7 lead after three quarters and held on for dear life as Kansas scored 21 points in the fourth quarter only to see the comeback attempt fall short after not getting the onside kick after a five-yard Marcus Henry touchdown catch with 2:03 to play, and a last-gasp drive getting stopped on the first play with Missouri's Loren Williams sacking Todd Reesing to end the drama and win the Big 12 North title. Chase Daniel was brilliant with three touchdown passes, and Jimmy Williams ran for a one-yard score for a 21-0 Tiger lead. KU moved the ball, but two missed Scott Webb field goals and two interceptions killed first half drives. Mizzou outgained Kansas 519 yards to 391.
Player of the game: Missouri QB Chase Daniel completed 40 of 49 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns
Stat Leaders: Kansas - Passing: Todd Reesing, 28-49, 349 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Brandon McAnderson, 14-41, 1 TD. Receiving: Dexton Fields, 8-116, 1 TD
Missouri - Passing: Chase Daniel, 40-49, 361 yds, 3 TD
Rushing:
Tony Temple, 22-98. Receiving:
Jeremy Maclin, 10-69

2007 Orange Bowl
Louisville 24 ... Wake Forest 13

Wake Forest was able to keep the Louisville offense under wraps for three quarters, but after Sam Swank hit a 36-yard field goal for a 13-10 Demon Deacon lead, the Cardinal attack finally woke up going 81 yards in eight plays finishing with a one-yard Anthony Allen touchdown run. Louisville put it away on a  18-yard Brock Bolen dash with less than five minutes to play to end the tough battle. Wake Forest got on the board first with a 44-yard Swank field goal, but Louisville held the halftime lead with a 41-yard Art Carmody shot and a 21-yard touchdown catch from Anthony Allen. Nate Morton took a short pass thirty yards for a touchdown to tie it before Swank hit his fourth quarter shot, but the offense simply couldn't keep up the pace. Demon Deacon LB Jon Abbate made 14 tackles.
Player of the game ... Louisville WR Harry Douglas caught ten passes for 165 yards
Stat Leaders: Louisville - Passing: Brian Brohm, 24-34, 311 yds
Rushing: Kolby Smith, 16-82  Receiving: Harry Douglas, 10-165
Wake Forest - Passing: Riley Skinner, 21-33, 271 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Kenneth Moore, 12-73  Receiving: Willie Idlette, 6-91


Kansas Bowl History (4-6)
2005 Fort Worth Kansas 42, Houston 13
2003 Tangerine NC State 56, Kansas 26
1995 Aloha Kansas 51, UCLA 30
1992 Aloha Kansas 23, BYU 20
1981 Hall of Fame Mississippi St 10, Kansas 0
1975 Sun Pittsburgh 33, Kansas 19
1973 Liberty NC State 31, Kansas 18
1969 Orange Penn State 15, Kansas 14
1961 Bluebonnet Kansas 33, Rice 7
1948 Orange Georgia Tech 20, Kansas 14
Virginia Tech Bowl History (7-13)
2006 Chick-fil-A Georgia 31, Virginia Tech 24
2005 Gator Virginia Tech 35, Louisville 24
2004 Sugar Auburn 16, Virginia Tech 13
2003 Insight California 52, Virginia Tech 49
2002 San Francisco Virginia Tech 20, Air Force 13
2001 Gator Florida State 30, Virginia Tech 17
2000 Gator Virginia Tech 41, Clemson 20
1999 Sugar Florida State 46, Virginia Tech 29
1998 Music City Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 17
1997 Gator North Carolina 42, Virginia Tech 3
1996 Orange Nebraska 41, Virginia Tech 21
1995 Sugar Virginia Tech 28, Texas 10
1994 Gator Tennessee 45, Virginia Tech 23
1993 Independence Virginia Tech 45, Indiana 20
1986 Peach Virginia Tech 25, N.C. State 24
1984 Independence Air Force 23, Virginia Tech 7
1981 Peach Miami 20, Virginia Tech 10
1968 Liberty Ole Miss 34, Virginia Tech 17
1966 Liberty Miami 14, Virginia Tech 7
1946 Sun Cincinnati 18, Virginia Tech 6



 

 










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