1999 MicronPC Bowl
|1999 MicronPC Bowl|
|Date||December 30, 1999|
|Stadium||Pro Player Stadium|
|Location||Miami Gardens, Florida|
|MVP||QB Kurt Kittner (Illinois)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Trev Alberts and Sam Wyche (analysts)|
The 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida between the University of Illinois Fighting Illini and the University of Virginia on December 30, 1999. The game was the final contest of the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams, and ended in a 63–21 victory for Illinois. Illinois and Virginia previously met in post-season at the 1990 Florida Citrus Bowl, in which Illinois beat Virginia, 31-21. This was the 2nd MicronPC Bowl and tenth overall held at Pro Player Stadium. The following year would add .com to the bowl name.
The Illini took advantage of the school's first bowl appearance in five years with an impressive 63-21 victory over highly touted running back Thomas Jones and the Virginia Cavaliers. In a game which pitted two evenly matched, 7-4 squads, the Illini dominated with 611 yards total offense and nine touchdowns. On the first drive of the game, Kurt Kittner led the Illini down field 71 yards and scored on a one-yard run. The Illini then rattled off 35 unanswered points, including a flea-flicker pass from wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to Kittner for 30 yards and a halftime score of 42-7. Kittner threw a school record 24th touchdown pass on a one-yard reception to Jameel Cook. The Illini broke 22 Illinois and Micronpc.com Bowl records that night and scored the second-most points in collegiate bowl history.
|1||Illinois||1-yard touchdown run by Kurt Kittner, kick by Neil Rackers good||7||0|
|Virginia||7-yard touchdown run by Thomas Jones, kick by Todd Braverman good||7||7|
|Illinois||47-yard touchdown run by Rocky Harvey, kick by Neil Rackers good||14||7|
|2||Illinois||30-yard touchdown reception by Kurt Kittner from Brandon Lloyd, kick by Neil Rackers good||21||7|
|Illinois||61-yard touchdown reception by Jameel Cook from Kurt Kittner, kick by Neil Rackers good||28||7|
|Illinois||2-yard touchdown run by Steve Havard, kick by Neil Rackers good||35||7|
|Illinois||1-yard touchdown reception by Jameel Cook from Kurt Kittner, kick by Neil Rackers good||42||7|
|3||Virginia||5-yard touchdown reception by Kevin Coffey from Dan Ellis"", kick by Todd Braverman good||42||14|
|Illinois||2-yard touchdown run by Steve Havard, kick by Neil Rackers good||49||14|
|4||Illinois||9-yard touchdown run by Rocky Harvey, kick by Neil Rackers good||56||14|
|Illinois||1-yard touchdown run by Kirk Johnson, kick by Neil Rackers good||63||14|
|Virginia||55-yard touchdown reception by Will Thompson from David Rivers, kick by Todd Braverman good||63||21|
(Rushing-Passing-Total): UI - 325-286-611; UVA - 172-208-380.
Individual Statistical Leaders
Rushing (Att.-Yds.-TD): UI -- Harvey 10-122-2; Havard 15-75-2; Kittner 4-11-1; Johnson 3-5-1; UVA --Jones 23-110-1.
Passing (Att.-Comp.-Int.-TD-Yds.): UI -- Kittner 24-14-1-2-254; UVA - Ellis 32-15-1-1-146.
Receiving (No.-Yds.-TD): UI -- Cook 4-88-2, Lloyd 3-57-0, Dean 2-42-0, Young 1-31-0, Kittner 1-30-1; UVA -- Jones 5-31-0, McMullen 3-31-0.