2002 Sun Bowl

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2002 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 17 0 0 7 24
Purdue 0 14 17 3 34
Date December 31, 2002
Season 2002
Stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
Location El Paso, Texas
MVP Kyle Orton, Purdue QB
25-37, 283 Yards, 1 TD
Payout US$1.35 million per team[1]


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The 2002 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl featured the Washington Huskies, and the Purdue Boilermakers. This game was a rematch of the 2001 Rose Bowl.

Washington scored first when quarterback Cody Pickett threw a 7-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Patrick Reddick for an early 7-0 lead. 2 minutes later, linebacker Marquis Cooper recovered a fumble and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown doubling the lead to 14-0. a 38 yard John Anderson field goal increased the lead to 17-0, which closed out the 1st quarter scoring.

In the second quarter, quarterback Kyle Orton found wide receiver John Standeford for a 7-yard touchdown pass, to put Purdue on the scoreboard down 17-7. Just before halftime, Washington fumbled the ball, and it was recovered by Ray Williams in the end zone for a touchdown, making the halftime score 17-14.

In the third quarter, Berin Lacevic kicked a 22-yard field goal to tie the game at 17. Running back Joey Harris later scored on a 10-yard touchdown run for Purdue, giving Purdue its first lead at 24-17. On Washington's next possession, they fumbled again, and Gilbert Gardner ran it in 19 yards for a touchdown, and Purdue increased its lead to 31-17.

A 29-yard field goal in the 4th quarter by Purdue made the lead 34-17, and Purdue had scored 17 unanswered points. Washington got on the board one last time after Cody Pickett found Patrick Reddick for a 12-yard touchdown pass to make the final margin 34-24, which was also the final score of the 2001 Rose Bowl just with Washington winning that game.

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