1999 Sun Bowl

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1999 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 7 0 6 7 20
Oregon 0 7 10 7 24
Date December 31, 1999
Season 1999
Stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
Location El Paso, Texas
Payout US$1,000,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge
Sun Bowl
 < 1998  2000

The 1999 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl featured the Oregon Ducks and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Game summary[edit]

  • Minnesota - Johnson 1 yard touchdown pass from Cockerham (Nystrom kick), 3:52
  • Oregon - Harrington 5 yard touchdown run (Villegas kick), 1:11
  • Minnesota - Bruce 38 yard touchdown pass from Cockerham (Nystrom kick failed), 12:42
  • Oregon - Harrington 1 yard touchdown run (Villegas kick), 8:04
  • Oregon - Villegas 37 yard field goal, 3:11
  • Minnesota - Johnson 7 yard touchdown pass from Cockerham (Nystrom kick), 14:56
  • Oregon - Howry 1 yard touchdown run

Minnesota opened the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Billy Cockerham to wide receiver Ron Johnson for a 7-0 1st quarter lead. Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington notched the equalizer when he rushed five yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 7.

In the third quarter, Cockerham fired a 38-yard touchdown pass to Arland Bruce for a 13-7 Minnesota lead. Harrington scored on a 1- yard quarterback sneak, to give Oregon a 14-13 lead. Nathan Villegas kicked a 37-yard field goal to make it 17-13. In the fourth quarter, Cockerham again found Ron Johnson for a 7-yard touchdown, and a 20-17 lead. Harrington found wide receiver Keenan Howry for a 10-yard touchdown pass and a 24-20 lead. Oregon held on and won the game. [2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Minnesota Oregon
First Downs 19 22
Rush Att.-Yds. 35-96 39-156
Passing Yards 257 232
Passes (A-C-I) 37-19-2 43-20-0
Total Net Yards 353 388
Kickoff Ret. (No.-Yds.) 3-67 4-80
Punt Ret. (No.-Yds.) 3-20 4-40
Penalties-Yards 5-58 4-25
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1

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