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Sun Bowl
Hyundai Sun Bowl
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2010 Sun Bowl logo
Stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
Location El Paso, Texas
Previous stadiums Jones Stadium (1935–1937)
Kidd Field (1938–1962)
Operated January 1, 1935 – present
Conference tie-ins Pac-12, ACC
Previous conference tie-ins Big Ten (1995–2005)
Payout US$4,100,000 combined (As of 2010)
Sponsors
John Hancock (1986–1993)
Norwest (1996–1998)
Wells Fargo (1999–2003)
Helen of Troy Limited (2004-2009; through its Vitalis and Brut brands)
Hyundai (2010–present)
Former names
Sun Bowl (1935–1985)
John Hancock Sun Bowl (1986–1988)
John Hancock Bowl (1989–1993)
Sun Bowl (1994–1995)
Norwest Sun Bowl (1996–1998)
Wells Fargo Sun Bowl (1999–2003)
Vitalis Sun Bowl (2004–2005)
Brut Sun Bowl (2006–2009)
2011 matchup
Utah vs. Georgia Tech (Utah 30-27)
2012 matchup
Southern California vs. Georgia Tech (December 31, 2012)

The Sun Bowl is an annual U.S. college football bowl game that is usually played at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. The Sun Bowl, along with the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl are the second-oldest bowl games in the country, behind the Rose Bowl (first played 1902, played annually since 1916). In most of its early history, the game pitted the champion of the Border Conference against an at-large opponent. Games are now played at Sun Bowl Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso. The first three were played at El Paso High School Stadium (1935–1937), then switched to Kidd Field until the present stadium was ready in 1963. For its first 24 years of existence the game was played on January 1 (New Year's Day) or January 2; since then, with the exception of a January 2 game in 1977, the game has been played in December with the last 15 games played on or near December 31.

The game's current full title is the Hyundai Sun Bowl, which became the name after Hyundai Motor Company's American subsidiary bought naming rights to the bowl from Helen of Troy Limited on June 24, 2010. Hyundai becomes the fourth title sponsor of the Sun Bowl, after Helen of Troy (through its Vitalis and Brut brands), Norwest/Wells Fargo, and John Hancock Insurance; the bowl was known as the John Hancock Bowl for the last five years of the firm's contract with the bowl. Hyundai signed a four year contract with the Sun Bowl committee, which runs through the 2013 game.

Beginning in 2010, the Sun Bowl matches the Pac-12 Conference against the ACC. The Sun Bowl will have the third selection after the BCS from the Pac-12 and either the ACC Championship Game runner-up or the third pick after the BCS from the ACC. The current agreements with the Pac-12 and ACC run from 2010 through 2013. With this most recent agreement with the Sun Bowl the ACC keeps its Sun Bowl ties for at least four more years; the most recent prior Sun Bowl agreement was done in conjunction with the Gator Bowl, where the ACC, Big East, and Big XII conferences (as well as Notre Dame) had a rotating arrangement with the two bowls.

Its contract with CBS Sports is the longest continuous relationship with one network, spanning since 1968. It is one of only two college football games on CBS that does not involve the Southeastern Conference (the other being the Army–Navy Game) and one of only two bowl games that is not aired on one of the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ABC all air bowls; the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, which airs on Fox, is the other). In January 2010, the Sun Bowl Association extended its agreement with CBS through the 2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl. The game traditionally kicks off at "High Noon" MST, or 2 p.m. EST. Helen of Troy has also sponsored the halftime show, which has recently featured such artists as Los Lonely Boys, The Village People, Baby Bash, David Archuleta, Rihanna, and Diamond Rio.

The 1992 game was the final head coaching appearance of College Football Hall of Famer (and future AFCA Executive Director) Grant Teaff of Baylor. Teaff's Bears won over Arizona.

The 2008 Sun Bowl set the record for fewest points scored, when the Oregon State Beavers beat the Pittsburgh Panthers by a score of 3–0.

Game resultsEdit

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Date played Winning team Losing team Notes
January 1, 1935 El Paso All-Stars 25 Ranger (Texas) 21 notes
January 1, 1936 Hardin-Simmons 14 New Mexico State 14 notes
January 1, 1937 Hardin-Simmons 34 UTEP 6 notes
January 1, 1938 West Virginia 7 Texas Tech 6 notes
January 2, 1939 Utah 26 New Mexico 0 notes
January 1, 1940 Arizona State 0 Catholic 0 notes
January 1, 1941 Western Reserve 26 Arizona State 13 notes
January 1, 1942 Tulsa 6 Texas Tech 0 notes
January 1, 1943 Second Air Force 13 Hardin-Simmons 7 notes
January 1, 1944 Southwestern 7 New Mexico 0 notes
January 1, 1945 Southwestern 35 UNAM 0 notes
January 1, 1946 New Mexico 34 Denver 24 notes
January 1, 1947 Cincinnati 18 Virginia Tech 6 notes
January 1, 1948 Miami (Ohio) 13 Texas Tech 12 notes
January 1, 1949 West Virginia 21 UTEP 12 notes
January 2, 1950 UTEP 33 Georgetown 20 notes
January 1, 1951 West Texas State 14 Cincinnati 13 notes
January 1, 1952 Texas Tech 25 Pacific 14 notes
January 1, 1953 Pacific 26 Southern Miss 7 notes
January 1, 1954 UTEP 37 Southern Miss 14 notes
January 1, 1955 UTEP 47 Florida State 20 notes
January 2, 1956 Wyoming 21 Texas Tech 14 notes
January 1, 1957 George Washington 13 UTEP 0 notes
January 1, 1958 Louisville 34 Drake 20 notes
December 31, 1958 Wyoming 14 Hardin-Simmons 6 notes
December 31, 1959 New Mexico State 28 North Texas 8 notes
December 31, 1960 New Mexico State 20 Utah State 13 notes
December 30, 1961 Villanova 17 Wichita State 9 notes
December 31, 1962 West Texas State 15 Ohio 14 notes
December 31, 1963 Oregon 21 SMU 14 notes
December 26, 1964 Georgia 7 Texas Tech 0 notes
December 31, 1965 UTEP 13 TCU 12 notes
December 24, 1966 Wyoming 28 Florida State 20 notes
December 30, 1967 UTEP 14 Mississippi 7 notes
December 28, 1968 Auburn 34 [[{{{school}}}|Arizona]] 10 notes
December 20, 1969 Nebraska 45 Georgia 6 notes
December 19, 1970 [[{{{school}}}|Georgia Tech]] 17 Texas Tech 9 notes
December 18, 1971 [[{{{school}}}|LSU]] 33 [[{{{school}}}|Iowa State]] 15 notes
December 30, 1972 [[{{{school}}}|North Carolina]] 32 Texas Tech 28 notes
December 29, 1973 [[{{{school}}}|Missouri]] 34 Auburn 17 notes
December 28, 1974 [[{{{school}}}|Mississippi State]] 26 [[{{{school}}}|North Carolina]] 24 notes
December 26, 1975 Pittsburgh 33 [[{{{school}}}|Kansas]] 19 notes
January 2, 1977 Texas A&M 37 Florida 14 notes
December 31, 1977 Stanford 24 [[{{{school}}}|LSU]] 14 notes
December 23, 1978 Texas 42 Maryland 0 notes
December 22, 1979 Washington 14 Texas 7 notes
December 27, 1980 Nebraska 31 [[{{{school}}}|Mississippi State]] 17 notes
December 26, 1981 Oklahoma 40 [[{{{school}}}|Houston]] 14 notes
December 25, 1982 [[{{{school}}}|North Carolina]] 26 Texas 10 notes
December 24, 1983 Alabama 28 SMU 7 notes
December 22, 1984 Maryland 28 Tennessee 27 notes
December 28, 1985 [[{{{school}}}|Arizona]] 13 Georgia 13 notes
December 25, 1986 Alabama 28 Washington 6 notes
December 25, 1987 Oklahoma State 35 West Virginia 33 notes
December 24, 1988 Alabama 29 [[{{{school}}}|Army]] 28 notes
December 30, 1989 Pittsburgh 31 Texas A&M 28 notes
December 31, 1990 Michigan State 17 USC 16 notes
December 31, 1991 UCLA 6 Illinois 3 notes
December 31, 1992 [[{{{school}}}|Baylor]] 20 [[{{{school}}}|Arizona]] 15 notes
December 24, 1993 Oklahoma 41 Texas Tech 10 notes
December 30, 1994 Texas 35 North Carolina 31 notes
December 29, 1995 Iowa 38 Washington 18 notes
December 31, 1996 Stanford 38 Michigan State 0 notes
December 31, 1997 Arizona State 17 Iowa 7 notes
December 31, 1998 [[{{{school}}}|TCU]] 28 USC 19 notes
December 31, 1999 Oregon 24 Minnesota 20 notes
December 29, 2000 Wisconsin 21 UCLA 20 notes
December 31, 2001 Washington State 33 Purdue 27 notes
December 31, 2002 Purdue 34 Washington 24 notes
December 31, 2003 Minnesota 31 Oregon 30 notes
December 31, 2004 Arizona State 27 Purdue 23 notes
December 30, 2005 UCLA 50 Northwestern 38 notes
December 29, 2006 Oregon State 39 Missouri 38 notes
December 31, 2007 Oregon 56 South Florida 21 notes
December 31, 2008 Oregon State 3 Pittsburgh 0 notes
December 31, 2009 Oklahoma 31 Stanford 27 notes
December 31, 2010 Notre Dame 33 Miami (Florida) 17 notes
December 31, 2011 Utah 30 Georgia Tech 27 (OT) notes
December 31, 2012 Georgia Tech 21 USC 7 notes

C.M. Hendricks Most Valuable PlayerEdit

Year played MVP(s) Team Position
1950 Harvey Gabrel UTEP HB
1951 Bill Cross West Texas State E
1952 Junior Arteburn Texas Tech QB
1953 Tom McCormick Pacific (Cal.) HB
1954 Dick Shinaut UTEP QB
1955 Jesse Whittenton UTEP QB
1956 Jim Crawford Wyoming HB
1957 Claude Austin George Washington RB
1958 Ken Porco Louisville RB
1958 Leonard Kucewski Wyoming G
1959 Charley Johnson New Mexico State QB
1960 Charley Johnson New Mexico State QB
1961 Billy Joe Villanova FB
1962 Jerry Logan West Texas State HB
1963 Bob Berry Oregon QB
1964 Preston Ridlehuber Georgia QB
1965 Billy Stevens UTEP QB
1966 Jim Kiick Wyoming TB
1967 Billy Stevens UTEP QB
1968 Buddy McClinton Auburn QB
1969 Paul Rogers Nebraska HB
1970 Rock Perdoni Georgia Tech DT

Year played MVP(s) Team Position
1971 Bert Jones LSU QB
1972 George Smith Texas Tech HB
1973 Ray Bybee Missouri FB
1974 Terry Vitrano Mississippi State FB
1975 Robert Haygood Pittsburgh QB
1976 Tony Franklin Texas A&M K
1977 Charles Alexander LSU TB
1978 Johnny "Lam" Jones Texas RB
1979 Paul Skansi Washington WR
1980 Jeff Quinn Nebraska QB
1981 Darrell Shepard Oklahoma QB
1982 Ethan Horton North Carolina TB
1983 Walter Lewis Alabama QB
1984 Rick Badanjek Maryland FB
1985 Max Zendejas Arizona K
1986 Cornelius Bennett Alabama DE
1987 Thurman Thomas Oklahoma State RB
1988 David Smith Alabama QB
1989 Alex Van Pelt Pittsburgh QB
1990 Courtney Hawkins Michigan State WR
1991 Arnold Ale UCLA LB
1992 Melvin Bonner Baylor WR

Year played MVP(s) Team Position
1993 Jerald Moore Oklahoma RB
1994 Priest Holmes Texas RB
1995 Sedrick Shaw Iowa RB
1996 Chad Hutchinson Stanford QB
1997 Mike Martin Arizona State RB
1998 Basil Mitchell TCU TB
1999 Billy Cockerham Minnesota QB
2000 Freddie Mitchell UCLA WR
2001 Lamont Thompson Washington State S
2002 Kyle Orton Purdue QB
2003 Samie Parker Oregon WR
2004 Sam Keller Arizona State QB
2005 Kahlil Bell UCLA RB
Chris Markey UCLA RB
2006 Matt Moore Oregon State QB
2007 Jonathan Stewart OregonRB
2008 Victor Butler Oregon State DE
2009 Ryan Broyles Oklahoma WR
2010 Michael Floyd Notre Dame WR
2011 John White IV Utah RB
2012 Rod Sweeting Georgia Tech CB

Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Most Valuable LinemanEdit

Year played MVP(s) Team Position
1961 Rich Ross Villanova G
1962 Don Hoovler Ohio G
1963 Dun Hughes SMU G
1964 Jim Wilson Georgia T
1965 Ronny Nixon TCU T
1966 Jerry Durling Wyoming MG
1967 Fred Carr UTEP LB
1968 David Campbell Auburn T
1969 Jerry Murtaugh Nebraska LB
1970 Bill Flowers Georgia Tech LB
1971 Matt Blair Iowa State LB
1972 Ecomet Burley Texas Tech DT
1973 John Kelsey Missouri TE
1974 Jimmy Webb Mississippi State DT
1975 Al Romano Pittsburgh MG
1977 Edgar Fields Texas A&M DT
1977 Gordon Ceresino Stanford LB
1978 Dwight Jefferson Texas DT
1979 Doug Martin Washington DT
1980 Jimmy Williams Nebraska DE
1981 Rick Bryan Oklahoma DT
1982 Ronnie Mullins Texas DB
1983 Wes Neighbors Alabama C
1984 Carl Zander Tennessee LB
1985 Peter Anderson Georgia C
1986 Steve Alvord Washington MG
1987 Darren Warren West Virginia LB
1988 Derrick Thomas Alabama LB
1989 Anthony Williams Texas A&M LB
1990 Craig Hartsuyker USC LB

Year played MVP(s) Team Position
1991 Mike Ploskey Illinois DT
1992 Rob Waldrop Arizona NT
1993 Shawn Jackson Texas Tech DE
1994 Blake Brockermeyer Texas OT
1995 Jared DeVries Iowa DL
1996 Kailee Wong Stanford DE
1997 Jeremy Staat Arizona State DT
1998 London Dunlap TCU DE
1999 Dyron Russ Minnesota DT
2000 Oscar Cabrera UCLA OG
2001 Akin Ayodele Purdue DE
2002 Shaun Phillips Purdue DE
2003 Junior Siavaii Oregon DT
2004 Brandon Villareal Purdue DT
2005 Kevin Mims Northwestern DT
2006 Xzavie Jackson Missouri DE
2007 Fenuki Tupou Oregon OT
2008 Greg Romeus Pittsburgh DE
2009 Gerald McCoy Oklahoma DE
2010 Zach Martin Notre Dame OT
2011 Star Lotulelei Utah DT
2012 Jay Finch Georgia Tech C

John Folmer Most Valuable Special Teams PlayerEdit

Year played MVP(s) Team Position
1994 Marcus Wall North Carolina WR
1995 Brion Hurley Iowa PK
1996 Troy Walters Stanford PR
1997 Jason Baker Iowa P
1998 Adam Abrams USC PK
1999 Ryan Rindels Minnesota PK
2000 Michael Bennett Wisconsin RB/KR
2001 Drew Dunning Washington State PK
2002 Anthony Chambers Purdue PR/KR
2003 Jared Siegel Oregon PK
2004 Dave Brytus Purdue P
2005 Brandon Braezell UCLA KR/WR
2006 Jeff Wolfert Missouri PK
2007 Matt Evensen Oregon PK
2008 Johnny Hekker Oregon State P
2009 Ryan Broyles Oklahoma WR
2010 David Ruffer Notre Dame K
2011 DeVonte Christopher Utah WR
2012 Jamal Golden Georgia Tech KR/DB

Most appearancesEdit

Rank Team Appearances Record
1 Texas Tech 9 1–8
2 UTEP 8 5–3
T3 Oregon 4 3–1
T3 Arizona State 4 2–1–1
T3 North Carolina 4 2–2
T3 Texas 4 2–2
T3 Hardin-Simmons 4 1–2–1
T3 Washington 4 1-3
T9 Alabama 3 3–0
T9 Oklahoma 3 3–0
T9 Wyoming 3 3–0
T9 New Mexico State 3 2–0–1
T9 Georgia Tech 3 2–1
T9 Pittsburgh 3 2–1
T9 Stanford 3 2–1
T9 UCLA 3 2–1
T9 West Virginia 3 2–1
T9 Georgia 3 1–1–1
T9 New Mexico 3 1–2
T9 Purdue 3 1–2
T9 Arizona 3 0–2–1
T9 USC 3 0–3

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