2000 Sun Bowl

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2000 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 10 7 3 0 20
Wisconsin 7 0 7 7 21
Date December 29, 2000
Season 2000
Stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
Location El Paso, Texas
MVP Freddie Mitchell (UCLA)
Attendance 49,093[1]
Payout US$1,000,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers: Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge
Sun Bowl
 < 1999  2001

The 2000 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl featured the UCLA Bruins, and the Wisconsin Badgers.

Wisconsin opened the scoring, after quarterback Brooks Bollinger threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Lee Evans for an early 7-0 lead. UCLA responded when Cory Paus threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Mitchell to even the score at 7. UCLA's Chris Griffin added a 31-yard field goal to push UCLA's lead to 10-7.

In the second quarter, running back DeShaun Foster rushed 7 yards for a touchdown, to increase the lead to 17-7. In the third quarter, Chris Griffin kicked his second field goal of the game, a 25 yarder, to move the lead to 20-7. Brooks Bollinger later found wide receiver Chris Chambers for a 3-yard touchdown pass, cutting the lead to 20-14. Michael Bennett's 6-yard touchdown run gave the Badgers a 21-20 lead, and eventually the ball game.

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