2006 PapaJohns.com Bowl

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2006 PapaJohns.com Bowl
PapaJohns.com Bowl logo
1234 Total
South Florida 141000 24
East Carolina 7000 7
DateDecember 23, 2006
StadiumLegion Field
LocationBirmingham, Alabama
MVPBenjamin Williams (USF)
PayoutUS$300,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersGary Thorne (play-by-play); Andre Ware (analysis); Todd Harris (sidelines)
PapaJohns.com Bowl

The 2006 PapaJohns.com Bowl was the inaugural postseason college football match of the game, between the South Florida Bulls and the East Carolina Pirates at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The University of South Florida represented the Big East Conference and East Carolina University represented Conference USA. The game resulted in a 24–7 South Florida victory.

In the inaugural game, South Florida's Benjamin Williams scored the game's first points just over ninety seconds into the game as one of his two touchdowns on the day, and earned the game's MVP honors. Notably, South Florida had previously been a member of C-USA. Moreover, East Carolina's then head coach Skip Holtz, would later become USF head coach Jim Leavitt's successor following the 2009 season.

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP USF ECU
1 13:53 16 0:08 USF Benjamin Williams 16-yard touchdown run, Delbert Alvarado kick good 7 0
1 08:43 56 3:51 USF Benjamin Williams 1-yard touchdown run, Delbert Alvarado kick good 14 0
1 05:04 79 3:31 ECU Bobby Good 48-yard touchdown reception from James Pinkney, Ben Hartman kick good 14 7
2 12:51 48 2:50 USF Amarri Jackson 37-yard touchdown reception from Matt Grothe, Delbert Alvarado kick good 21 7
2 06:31 25 3:22 USF 38-yard field goal by Delbert Alvarado 24 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 24 7


  1. ^ Solomon, Jon (2006-12-24). "Cheers for Papajohns.com Bowl". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2006-12-25.
  2. ^ NCAA Football