The 2015 Sun Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 26, 2015 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. Played under snowy conditions, it marked the first time the game was played in snowy weather since the 1987 Christmas Day game with West Virginia and Oklahoma State. The 82nd edition of the Sun Bowl featured the Miami Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the Washington State Cougars of the Pac-12 Conference. It began at noon MST and aired on CBS. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. Sponsored by South Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company's American subsidiary, the game was officially known as the Hyundai Sun Bowl.[3] Washington State won 20–14 over the University of Miami.

2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl
82nd Sun Bowl
1234 Total
Miami 7007 14
Washington State 71300 20
DateDecember 26, 2015
Season2015
StadiumSun Bowl Stadium
LocationEl Paso, Texas
MVPLuke Falk
FavoriteWash. State by 3[1]
RefereeJerry McGinn[2] (Big Ten)
Attendance41,180[2]
PayoutUS$TBD
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS/Sports USA
AnnouncersCarter Blackburn, Gary Danielson, & Allie LaForce (CBS)
John Ahlers, Doug Plank, & Scott Colletti (Sports USA)
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TeamsEdit

The game featured the Miami Hurricanes against the Washington State Cougars.

Miami HurricanesEdit

The Hurricanes finished 3rd in the ACC Coastal Division. After finishing their regular season 8–4, bowl director Bernie Olivas extended an invitation for the Hurricanes to play in the game, which they accepted.[4]

This was the Hurricanes' second Sun Bowl; they had previously played in the 2010 Sun Bowl, losing to Notre Dame by a score of 33–17.

Washington State CougarsEdit

The Cougars finished 3rd in the Pac-12 North Division. After finishing their regular season 8–4, Olivas extended an invitation for the Cougars to play in the game, which they accepted as well.[5]

This was the Cougars' second Sun Bowl; they had previously won the 2001 Sun Bowl over Purdue by a score of 33–27.

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP UM WSU
1 12:41 6 75 2:19 WSU Jamal Morrow 31-yard touchdown reception from Luke Falk, Erik Powell kick good 0 7
1 5:45 15 69 6:56 UM Stacy Coley 4-yard touchdown reception from Brad Kaaya, Michael Badgley kick good 7 7
2 6:33 14 58 6:33 WSU 30-yard field goal by Erik Powell 7 10
2 1:10 8 71 2:32 WSU Gabe Marks 25-yard touchdown reception from Luke Falk, Erik Powell kick good 7 17
2 0:00 4 34 0:26 WSU 25-yard field goal by Erik Powell 7 20
4 13:10 2 65 0:33 UM Mark Walton 5-yard touchdown run, Michael Badgley kick good 14 20
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 14 20

Source: [2]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics[2] MIA WSU
First downs 13 23
Plays–yards 62–344 78–382
Rushes–yards 30–125 25–87
Passing yards 219 295
Passing Comp–Att–Int 17–32–2 29–53–0
Time of possession 28:55 31:05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Odds, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015
  2. ^ a b c d "2015 Sun Bowl: Miami vs. Washington State". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  3. ^ "Miami to Take on Washington State in 82nd Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl". Sun Bowl. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Miami Accepts Bid to the 2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl". HurricaneSports.com. University of Miami. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Cougars to Face Miami in Sun Bowl". WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.