1990 Peach Bowl

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1990 Peach Bowl
1234 Total
Indiana 73013 23
Auburn 710010 27
Date December 29, 1990
Season 1990
Stadium Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
Location Atlanta, Georgia
MVP Stan White (Auburn)[1]
Vaughn Dunbar (Indiana)[1]
Darrel Crawford (Auburn)[1]
Attendance 38,912[2]
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers Steve Zabriskie and Lynn Swann
Peach Bowl
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The 1990 Peach Bowl, part of the 1990 bowl game season, took place on December 29, 1990, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The competing teams were the Auburn Tigers, representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the Indiana Hoosiers of the Big Ten Conference (Big 10). In what was the first ever meeting between the schools, Auburn was victorious in by a final score of 27–23.

Teams[edit]

Auburn[edit]

The 1990 Auburn squad finished the regular season with a tie against Tennessee and losses to Florida, Southern Miss and Alabama en route to an overall record of seven wins, three losses and one tie (7–3–1).[3] After their loss against Alabama in the Iron Bowl on December 1, Auburn officially accepted an invitation to play in the Peach Bowl.[4] The appearance marked the first for Auburn in the Peach Bowl, and their 23rd overall bowl game.

Indiana[edit]

The 1990 Indiana squad opened the season with four consecutive wins before they tied Ohio State in their fifth game. The Hoosiers then went on a three game losing streak against Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State.[5] They then completed the regular season with a pair of wins and a loss against Illinois en route to an overall record of six wins, four losses and one tie (6–4–1).[5] After their victory over Purdue in the season finale, the Hoosiers accepted a bid to play in the Peach Bowl.[4] Their appearance marked the second for Indiana in the Peach Bowl, and their sixth overall bowl game.

Game summary[edit]

Auburn took an early 7–0 lead on a six-yard Stan White touchdown run, and the Hoosiers responded with a three-yard Trent Green touchdown run that tied the game 7–7 at the end of the first quarter.[6][7] In the second quarter, the Tigers took a 14–7 lead after an 11-yard White touchdown pass to Alex Smith.[6][7] Each team then scored a field goal before the end of the quarter that made the halftime score 17–10 in favor of Auburn.[6][7] After a scoreless third quarter, Jim Von Wyl connected on a 42-yard field goal early in the fourth that extended the Tigers' lead to 20–10.[6][7] The Hoosiers then took a 23–20 lead late in the quarter after Green scored on touchdown runs of two and eleven-yards.[6][7] White then scored the game-winning touchdown with his one-yard run with only 0:39 left in the contest.[6][7] For their individual performances, Stan White, Vaughn Dunbar and Darrel Crawford were recognized as game MVPs.[1]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Indiana Auburn
1 Auburn Stan White 6-yard touchdown run, Jim Von Wyl kick good 0 7
1 Indiana Trent Green 3-yard touchdown run, Scott Bonnell kick good 7 7
2 Auburn Alex Smith 11-yard touchdown reception from Stan White, Jim Von Wyl kick good 7 14
2 Indiana 42-yard field goal by Scott Bonnell 10 14
2 Auburn 26-yard field goal by Jim Von Wyl 10 17
4 Auburn 43-yard field goal by Jim Von Wyl 10 20
4 Indiana Trent Green 2-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass failed 16 20
4 Indiana Trent Green 11-yard touchdown run, Scott Bonnell kick good 23 20
4 Auburn Stan White 1-yard touchdown run, Jim Von Wyl kick good 23 27
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 23 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records: Most Valuable Players in Major Bowls" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 88. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records: Bowl-by-Bowl Attendance" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 34. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Auburn Yearly Results: 1990–1994". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Dewalt, Gregg (December 2, 1990). "Speculation ends: Tide to Fiesta, Tigers to Peach". TimesDaily. p. 6B. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  5. ^ a b DeLassus, David. "Indiana Yearly Results: 1990–1994". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Thomas, Ben (December 30, 1990). "White rallies Tigers to Peach Bowl win". The Gadsden Times. p. B1. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e f Felts, Jerry (December 30, 1990). "Late heroics lift Auburn in Peach". The Tuscaloosa News. p. 3C. Retrieved February 9, 2013.