2011 Sun Bowl

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2011 Hyundai Sun Bowl
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Georgia Tech 0 7 17 0 3 27
Utah 7 3 0 14 6 30
Date December 31, 2011
Season 2011
Stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
Location El Paso, Texas
MVP

Devonte Christopher, (Utah- Special Teams)
Star Lotolelei, (Utah- Defense)

John White IV (Utah- Offense)
Favorite Georgia Tech by 3[1]
Referee Wayne Winkler (Conference USA)
Attendance 48,123
Payout US$1.9 million per team
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers Verne Lundquist (Play-by-Play)
Gary Danielson (Analyst)
Tracy Wolfson (Sidelines)
Nielsen ratings 2.71
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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.

Teams[edit]

The two teams have met once before, in 2005 at the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco, California when the Utes defeated the Yellow Jackets 38–10.

Georgia Tech[edit]

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[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2011