2013 Sun Bowl

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2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl 2013 logo.jpg
1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia Tech 7 0 3 2 12
UCLA 7 7 0 28 42
Date December 31, 2013
Season 2013
Stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
Location El Paso, Texas
MVP Brett Hundley (QB), UCLA and Jordan Zumwalt (LB), UCLA
Lineman of the Game: Kenny Clark (NT), UCLA
Special Teams Player: Ka'imi Fairbairn (K), UCLA
Favorite UCLA by 7[1]
Referee Scott Novak (Big XII)
Attendance 47,912[2]
Payout US$1.9 million per team
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Nevada Sports Network
Announcers Verne Lundquist (Play-by-Play)
Gary Danielson (Analyst)
Allie LaForce (Sidelines)
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The 2013 Sun Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 31, 2013, at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. In this 80th edition of the Sun Bowl, the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference met the Virginia Tech Hokies of the Atlantic Coast Conference.[3] The game started at 12:00 noon MST, and was televised on CBS and heard on the Sports USA Radio Network. It was one of the 2013–14 bowl games that concluded the 2013 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by the Hyundai Motor Company and was officially known as the Hyundai Sun Bowl. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12 for the Sun Bowl Championship.

Teams[edit]

UCLA finished the regular season with a record of 9–3 (6–3 Pac-12). Virginia Tech was 8–4 (5–3 ACC).

UCLA[edit]

The UCLA Bruins finished the season tied for second place in the South Division of Pac-12 Conference. They missed going to the Pac-12 championship game for the third time in a row when they lost the November 23, 2013 game to Arizona State. This is the fourth appearance in the Sun Bowl for UCLA.

Offensively, the team is led in rushing by Brett Hundley (150 carries for 587 yards, 3.91 avg., 9 TDs) and Paul Perkins (126 carries for 570 yards, 4.52 avg., 5 TDs), Hundley in passing (232 of 342 for 2,845 yards, 22 TDs, 9 INTs), and Shaquelle Evans in receiving (43 catches for 617 yards, 14.35 avg., 8 TDs). Anthony Barr, who has 10 sacks for 66 sack yards, and Eric Kendricks, who has 105 tackles (64 solo, 41 assisted), lead the defense.

Virginia Tech[edit]

For the Hokies, quarterback Logan Thomas has completed 224 of 391 passes for 2,861 yards for 16 touchdowns with 13 interceptions, third in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. Trey Edmunds ran 166 times for 675 yards (4.07 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. Receiving the passes is Willie Byrn, who has caught 49 passes for 635 yards (12.96 avg.) for 2 touchdowns along with Demitri Knowles, who has 43 receptions for 619 yards (14.4 avg.) for 3 touchdowns. A. J. Hughes is second in the ACC in punting, averaging 44.5 yards in 69 punts. Jack Tyler has 93 tackles (32 solo), while Luther Maddy had 6 solo sacks and James Gayle with 5.5 sacks in 12 games.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Virginia Tech UCLA
1 13:26 4 74 1:34 UCLA Brett Hundley 7-yard touchdown run, Ka'imi Fairbairn kick good 0 7
1 8:14 6 74 2:19 VT J. C. Coleman 1-yard touchdown run, Michael Branthover kick good 7 7
2 9:17 2 90 0:34 UCLA Hundley 86-yard touchdown run, Fairbairn kick good 7 14
3 3:53 4 8 1:32 VT 22-yard field goal by Branthover 10 14
4 14:20 12 85 4:33 UCLA Paul Perkins 5-yard touchdown run, Fairbairn kick good 10 21
4 13:22 3 5 0:58 UCLA Interception returned 24 yards for touchdown by Myles Jack, Fairbairn kick good 10 28
4 9:38 4 -4 1:49 VT Sean Covington rush for a loss of 3 yards for a SAFETY. 12 28
4 7:31 2 10 1:02 UCLA Thomas Duarte 8-yard touchdown reception from Hundley, Fairbairn kick good 12 35
4 5:49 2 74 0:27 UCLA Shaquelle Evans 59-yard touchdown reception from Hundley, Fairbairn kick good 12 42
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 12 42

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Virginia Tech UCLA
First Downs 16 22
Total offense, plays – yards 74–321 64–452
Rushes-yards (net) 38–145 36–197
Passing yards (net) 176 255
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 15–36–2 17–28–0
Time of Possession 35:03 24:47

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 11, 2013
  2. ^ "2013 Sun Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. UCLA". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Tech, UCLA to Meet at 80th Hyundai Sun Bowl, Sunbowl.org, December 8, 2013