2006 Champs Sports Bowl

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2006 Champs Sports Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 7 0 0 7
Maryland 7 14 3 0 24
Date December 29, 2006
Season 2006
Stadium Citrus Bowl
Location Orlando, Florida
MVP QB Sam Hollenbach (Maryland)
Attendance 40,168
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Brad Nessler (play-by-play); Paul Maguire and Bob Griese (analysts)
Champs Sports Bowl
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The 2006 Champs Sports Bowl was played on December 29, 2006. This 17th edition to the college football bowl game featured the Maryland Terrapins and the Purdue Boilermakers.

Game summary[edit]

  • Maryland - Joey Haynos 4 yard pass from Sam Hollenbach (Dan Ennis kick)
  • Maryland - Cory Jackson 1 yard run (Dan Ennis kick)
  • Maryland - Darrius Heyward-Bey 46 yard pass from Sam Hollenbach (Dan Ennis kick)
  • Purdue - Greg Orton 12 yard pass from Curtis Painter (Chris Summers kick)
  • Maryland - Dan Ennis 22 yard field goal

Maryland started the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Hollenbach to Joey Haynos, giving Maryland a 7-0 first quarter lead. In the second quarter, running back Cory Jackson scored on a 1-yard touchdown lead, to stretch the lead out to 14-0. With 2:05 left in the first half, Hollenbach connected on a 46-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, increasing Maryland's lead to 21-0.

With only 30 seconds left in the first half, quarterback Curtis Painter threw a touchdown pass to make the half-time score 21-7, Maryland. In the third quarter, Dan Ennis added a 22-yard field goal, which would cap the scoring, and make the final margin 24-7, Maryland. [1]


Maryland had announced in 2012 that they would join Purdue in the Big Ten, in 2014.


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