1986 Independence Bowl

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1986 Independence Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Tech 0 7 7 3 17
Ole Miss 7 10 0 3 20
Date December 20, 1986
Season 1986
Stadium Independence Stadium
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
MVP QB Mark Young, Ole Miss
DE James Mosley, Texas Tech
Referee Larry Rice (PCAA)
Attendance 46,369[1]
United States TV coverage
Network Mizlou
Announcers Howard David
Bob Casciola
Steve Grad
Independence Bowl
 < 1985  1987

The 1986 Independence Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Background[edit]

The Rebels finished tied for 2nd in the Southeastern Conference in their first bowl game since 1983, which was also in the Independence Bowl. David McWilliams left Texas Tech for the University of Texas prior to the bowl game, leaving the job to Spike Dykes in the first bowl game for the Red Raiders since 1977.

Game summary[edit]

First Quarter[edit]

  • Ole Miss: Willie Goodloe 1 run (Owen kick) - 7-0 Ole Miss

Second Quarter[edit]

  • Ole Miss: Joe Mickles 9 run (Owen kick) - 14-0 Ole Miss
  • Ole Miss: Owen 21 field goal - 17-0 Ole Miss
  • Texas Tech: James Gray 1 run (Segrist kick) - 17-7 Ole Miss

Third Quarter[edit]

  • Texas Tech: Merv Scurlark 33 interception return (Segrist kick) - 17-14 Ole Miss

Fourth Quarter[edit]

  • Texas Tech: Segrist 19 field goal - 17-17 tie
  • Ole Miss: Owen 48 field goal - 20-17 Ole Miss

Aftermath[edit]

Dykes remained the Red Raiders head coach until 1999, reaching six more bowl games, with the last being against Ole Miss, in 1998. Ole Miss reached four more bowl games with Brewer before he was fired in 1993.[2][3]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Ole Miss Texas Tech
First Downs 26 18
Rushing Yards 60 175
Passing Yards 343 181
Interceptions 1 1
Total Yards 403 356
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0
Penalties-Yards 5-33 5-60
Punts-Average 6-45.5 8-41.5

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