1999 Sun Bowl

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1999 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 7 0 6 7 20
Oregon 0 7 10 7 24
Date December 31, 1999
Season 1999
Stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
Location El Paso, Texas
Payout US$1,000,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers: Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge
Sun Bowl
 < 1998  2000

The 1999 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl featured the Oregon Ducks, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Minnesota opened the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Billy Cockerham to wide receiver Ron Johnson for a 7-0 1st quarter lead. Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington notched the equalizer when he rushed five yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 7.

In the third quarter, Cockerham fired a 38-yard touchdown pass to Arland Bruce for a 13-7 Minnesota lead. Harrington scored on a 1- yard quarterback sneak, to give Oregon a 14-13 lead. Nathan Villegas kicked a 37-yard field goal to make it 17-13. In the fourth quarter, Cockerham again found Ron Johnson for a 7-yard touchdown, and a 20-17 lead. Harrington found wide receiver Keenan Howry for a 10-yard touchdown pass and a 24-20 lead. Oregon held on and won the game.


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