2008 St. Petersburg Bowl

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2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Memphis 7 7 0 0 14
South Florida 14 10 10 7 41
Date December 20, 2008
Season 2008
Stadium Tropicana Field
Location St. Petersburg, Florida
MVP QB Matt Grothe, South Florida
Attendance 25,205[1]
Payout US$1,000,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
Announcers Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Rob Stone
Nielsen ratings 1.1
St. Petersburg Bowl
  2009

The 2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl was the inaugural edition of the new college football bowl game, and was played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game was played beginning at 4:30 PM US EST on Saturday, December 20, 2008, and was telecast on ESPN2, saw the South Florida Bulls (based in nearby Tampa) defeat their former conference rivals Memphis Tigers, 41-14. Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Rob Stone called the game.

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
USF - Taurus Johnson 26 yard TD pass from Matt Grothe (Maikon Bonani kick), 13:58 USF 7-0
USF - Benjamin Williams 3 yard TD run (Bonani kick), 4:28 USF 14-0
Memphis - Arkelon Hall 3 yard TD run (Matt Reagan kick), 2:09 USF 14-7
2nd Quarter
USF - Bonani 22 yard FG, 11:18 USF 17-7
USF - Ben Busbee 13 yard TD pass from Grothe (Bonani kick), 4:15 USF 24-7
Memphis - Duke Calhoun 2 yard TD pass from Hall (Reagan kick), :08 USF 24-14
3rd Quarter
USF - Bonani 37 yard FG, 8:36 USF 27-14
USF - Dontavia Bogan 24 yard TD pass from Grothe (Bonani kick), 1:50 USF 34-14
4th Quarter
USF - Moise Plancher 2 yard TD run (Bonani kick), 12:40 USF 41-14

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