Big Game Season

December 29, 2003

MOST VALUEBOWL In last season's Orange Bowl, USC quarterback
Carson Palmer accomplished a rare feat: He actually played well
after winning the Heisman Trophy. In the Trojans' 38-17 win over
Iowa, Palmer passed for 303 yards and took bowl MVP honors. Which
of these other Heisman-winning quarterbacks was MVP of his bowl
game?

a. Chris Weinke, Florida State
b. Danny Wuerffel, Florida
c. Eric Crouch, Nebraska
d. Gino Torretta, Miami

PARTY CRASHER Even if No. 4 Michigan beats No. 1 USC in the Rose
Bowl, it has no chance of winning the national championship. When
was the last time a team beat the No. 1 school in a bowl game and
did not win the national title?

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP Only four active coaches have taken three or
more teams to a bowl game. Pair the coach and the school with
which he went to his first bowl.

1. Lou Holtz a. Tulane
2. Ken Hatfield b. Air Force
3. Mack Brown c. William & Mary
4. Dennis Franchione d. New Mexico

CALL TO ORDER Place these football programs in order of alltime
bowl victories, from most to least.

a. UCLA b. Notre Dame
c. Georgia Tech d. LSU

ANSWERS

MOST VALUEBOWL: b. Danny Wuerffel, who in 1997 threw for 306
yards and three touchdowns in the Gators' 52-20 Sugar Bowl
victory over Florida State

PARTY CRASHER: In 1989, No. 4 Notre Dame beat No. 1 Colorado 21-6
in the Orange Bowl, but finished the season ranked No. 2 behind
Miami.

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. c; 2. b; 3. a; 4. d

CALL TO ORDER: Georgia Tech (20 victories); LSU (16); Notre Dame
(13); UCLA (12)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)