2011 Sun Bowl
|2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl|
|Date||December 31, 2011|
|Stadium||Sun Bowl Stadium|
|Location||El Paso, Texas|
Devonte Christopher, (Utah- Special Teams)
|Favorite||Georgia Tech by 3|
|Referee||Wayne Winkler (Conference USA)|
|Payout||US$1.9 million per team|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Verne Lundquist (Play-by-Play)
Gary Danielson (Analyst)
Tracy Wolfson (Sidelines)
The 2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl, the 78th edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on December 31, 2011 at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas as part of the 2011–12 NCAA Bowl season.
The game, which was telecast at 12:00 p.m. MT on CBS, featured a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets versus the Utah Utes in their first year of membership in the Pac-12 Conference. The Utah Utes won the game 30–27. The game was broadcast on the radio nationally by Sports USA Radio with Eli Gold and Doug Plank calling the action.
Georgia Tech is playing in its 15th consecutive bowl game, having finished the year with an 8–4 record by winning the first six games. The Yellow Jackets leads the ACC in rushing offense (316.8 yards per game), total offense (459.6) and scoring offense (34.9).
Utah, playing in the Pac-12 for the first time, has a 7–5 record by winning four of its last five games and by winning three games against non-conference competitors (Montana State, BYU, Pittsburgh). The Utes enter the game with a 12–4 record in bowl games, including 6–1 under coach Kyle Whittingham. They missed the Pac-12 South Division title by a Colorado defeat on Nov. 25.
- Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2011