2006 PapaJohns.com Bowl
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South Florida 14 10 0 0
East Carolina 7 0 0 0
Date December 23, 2006 Season 2006 Stadium Legion Field Location Birmingham, Alabama MVP Benjamin Williams (USF) Attendance 32,023  Payout US$300,000 per team  United States TV coverage Network ESPN2 Announcers Gary Thorne (play-by-play); Andre Ware (analysis); Todd Harris (sidelines)
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.
Benjamin Williams 16-yard touchdown run, kick good
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Benjamin Williams 1-yard touchdown run, Delbert Alvarado kick good
Bobby Good 48-yard touchdown reception from James Pinkney, Ben Hartman kick good
37-yard touchdown reception from Amarri Jackson , Matt Grothe Delbert Alvarado kick good
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