2011 Independence Bowl

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2011 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 14 17 7 3 41
North Carolina 7 3 7 7 24
Date December 26, 2011
Season 2011
Stadium Independence Stadium
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
MVP QB James Franklin, Missouri
LB Andrew Wilson, Missouri
Favorite Missouri by 4[1]
Referee Dan Capron (Big Ten)
Attendance 41,728
Payout US$1.1 million per team
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
Announcers Rob Stone (Play-by-Play)
Danny Kanell (Analyst)
Allison Williams (Sidelines)
Nielsen ratings 1.53
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The 2011 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, the 36th edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on December 26, 2011 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana as part of the 2011–12 NCAA bowl season.

The game, telecast at 4:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2, featured the Missouri Tigers from the Big 12 Conference versus the North Carolina Tar Heels from the Atlantic Coast Conference. This marked Missouri's third appearance in the Independence Bowl in the previous nine seasons, all under head coach Gary Pinkel, while North Carolina made its first appearance in this bowl.

Teams[edit]

The two teams had previously met twice with Missouri winning both games, in 1973 (27–14 in Chapel Hill) and 1976 (24–3 in Columbia). It marked North Carolina’s first game against a member of the Big 12 conference since a 52–21 loss to Texas in Chapel Hill in 2002.

North Carolina[edit]

The Tar Heels had a 14–14 bowl game record after the previous year's defeat of Tennessee in the 2010 Music City Bowl. The team was led by freshman tailback Giovani Bernard, who had 1,222 yards that season (sixth in school history) and by senior wide receiver Dwight Jones, who had 1,119 yards (second in school receiving yards). Sophomore quarterback Bryn Renner was a starter that year, who tied the school record with 23 touchdown passes.

Missouri[edit]

This game marked Mizzou’s third appearance in the game since 2003, winning over South Carolina in 2005 (38–31) and losing a 2003 contest to Arkansas (27–14). The Tigers were led by sophomore quarterback James Franklin, who ranked 15th in the NCAA in total offense (298.25 yards per game), had thrown for 200 yards or more six times during the season, and had run 839 yards and 13 rushing TDs. Missouri was ranked highly in the country in rushing offense (235.67 yards per game) and in total offense (472.42 yards per game).

Scoring Summary[edit]

Source[2]

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
NC – Dwight Jones 22 Yd Pass From Bryn Renner (Thomas Moore Kick), 12:12 NC 7–0
MIZZ – Wes Kemp 40 Yd Pass From T.J. Moe (Trey Barrow Kick), 10:06 Tie 7-7
MIZZ – James Franklin 2 Yd Run (Trey Barrow Kick), 2:15 MIZZ 14-7
2nd Quarter
MIZZ – Trey Barrow 31 Yd Field Goal, 11:11 MIZZ 17-7
MIZZ – Jerrell Jackson 8 Yd Pass From James Franklin (Trey Barrow Kick), 5:13 MIZZ 24-7
MIZZ – Kendial Lawrence 9 Yd Run (Trey Barrow Kick), 1:58 MIZZ 31-7
NC – Thomas Moore 21 Yd Field Goal, 0:00 MIZZ 31-10
3rd Quarter
NC – Jheranie Boyd 44 Yd Pass From Bryn Renner (Thomas Moore Kick), 4:22 MIZZ 31-17
MIZZ – James Franklin 2 Yd Run (Trey Barrow Kick), 1:56 MIZZ 38-17
4th Quarter
MIZZ – Trey Barrow 26 Yd Field Goal, 6:22 MIZZ 41-17
NC – Erik Highsmith 17 Yd Pass From Bryn Renner (Thomas Moore Kick), 4:08 MIZZ 41-24

Statistics[edit]

Statistics MIZZ NC
First Downs 27 20
Rushes-yards (net) 46–337 19–36
Passing yards (net) 176 317
Att-Comp-Int 26–17–1 42–27–1
Total yards 513 353
Time of Possession 34:20 25:40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2011
  2. ^ Missouri Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels box score. ESPN. Retrieved 30 December 2011.

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