In a matchup between coaching legends Bobby Bowden and
Joe Paterno, Florida State quarterback Casey Weldon completed
22-of-36 passes for 248 yards to lead the Seminoles to a 24-17
win over Penn State in the inaugural Blockbuster Bowl.
Florida State rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Notre Dame
18-14 in the fi nal edition of the then-Champs Sports Bowl.
Following a fourth-quarter interception by FSU linebacker Nigel
Bradham, the Seminoles found the endzone on a go-ahead
touchdown pass from EJ Manuel to game MVP Rashad Greene.
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Pittsburgh, making its fi rst bowl trip since 1989, defeated NC
State, 34-19, in the Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl, the game’s
fi rst installment in Orlando. Receiver Antonio Bryant caught
seven passes for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the
Panthers and earn Most Valuable Player honors.
Miami snapped a six-game bowl losing streak in head coach
Mark Richt’s fi rst bowl game at the helm of his alma mater,
defeating No. 16 West Virginia 31-14. After falling behind 7-0 in
the fi rst quarter, the Hurricanes rebounded to score the next 28
points, as game MVP Brad Kaaya threw four touchdowns to four
di erent receivers in the win.