2008 Insight Bowl

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2008 Insight Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 14 0 0 7 21
Kansas 14 14 7 7 42
Date December 31, 2008
Season 2008
Stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Location Tempe, Arizona
MVP WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas (Offensive)
LB James Holt, Kansas (Defensive)[1]
Favorite Kansas by 10
Referee Matt Austin
Attendance 49,103
Payout US$1.2 million per team[2]
United States TV coverage
Network NFL Network
(Simulcast on Fox affiliate WDAF-TV (channel 4) in Kansas City)
(Comcast Channel 180, 24-hour free preview in the Twin Cities[1])
Announcers Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock, Lindsay Soto
Nielsen ratings 0.4
Insight Bowl
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The 2008 Insight Bowl was a college football bowl game played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The game, in its 20th year of existence, began at 5:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 31, 2008. The game, which was telecast on NFL Network, featured the Minnesota Golden Gophers from the Big Ten Conference against the Kansas Jayhawks of the Big 12 Conference, with the Jayhawks winning, 42-21.

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
KU - Dezmon Briscoe 60-yard TD pass from Todd Reesing (Jacob Branstetter kick), 14:49 KU 7-0
Minnesota - Jon Hoese 1-yard TD run (Joel Monroe kick), 13:18 Tie 7-7
Minnesota - Hoese 2-yard TD run (Monroe kick), 4:48 Minnesota 14-7
KU - Kerry Meier 4-yard TD pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick), :12 Tie 14-14
2nd Quarter
KU - Briscoe 6-yard TD pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick), 8:49 KU 21-14
KU - Johnathon Wilson 4-yard TD pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick), 1:07 KU 28-14
3rd Quarter
KU - Briscoe 32-yard TD pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick), 8:03 KU 35-14
4th Quarter
Minnesota - Eric Decker 6-yard TD pass from Adam Weber (Monroe kick), 13:01 KU 35-21
KU - Jake Sharp 2-yard TD run (Branstetter kick), 1:33 KU 42-21


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