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The 2016 Sun Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game, played on December 30, 2016.[4] It was one of the 2016–17 bowl games concluding the 2016 FBS football season. It featured the Stanford Cardinal of the Pac-12 Conference and the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference.[4]

2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl
83rd Sun Bowl
1234 Total
Stanford 7639 25
North Carolina 70106 23
DateDecember 30, 2016
Season2016
StadiumSun Bowl Stadium
LocationEl Paso, Texas
MVPSolomon Thomas (DE), Stanford
FavoriteStanford by 3[1]
National anthemElia Esparza[2]
RefereeJohn McDaid (SEC)
Attendance42,166
PayoutUS$2,150,000[3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersBrad Nessler (play-by-play)
Gary Danielson (color)
Allie LaForce (sideline)
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TeamsEdit

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP STAN UNC
1 8:58 10 71 4:16 UNC Ryan Switzer 19-yard touchdown reception from Mitch Trubisky, Nick Weiler kick good 0 7
1 6:11 6 75 2:47 STAN Bryce Love 49-yard touchdown reception from Keller Chryst, Conrad Ukropina kick good 7 7
2 14:13 12 29 5:12 STAN 44-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina 10 7
2 0:32 5 2 1:20 STAN 33-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina 13 7
3 10:18 5 40 1:53 STAN 43-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina 16 7
3 6:56 8 55 3:22 UNC 37-yard field goal by Nick Weiler 16 10
3 2:09 9 68 3:12 UNC Jordon Brown 5-yard touchdown run, Nick Weiler kick good 16 17
4 14:13 STAN Interception returned 19 yards for touchdown by Dallas Lloyd, 2-point pass failed 22 17
4 3:23 12 70 7:17 STAN 27-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina 25 17
4 0:25 10 97 1:09 UNC Bug Howard 2-yard touchdown reception from Mitch Trubisky, 2-point run failed 25 23
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 25 23

StatisticsEdit

Statistics STAN UNC
First Downs 16 25
Plays-yards 61–287 75–398
Third down efficiency 5–15 5–13
Rushes-yards 44–133 37–118
Passing yards 154 280
Passing, Comp-Att-Int 9–17–0 23–38–2
Time of Possession 32:25 27:35
Team Category Player Statistics
STAN Passing Burns 6–11, 86 yards
Rushing Love 22 carries, 115 yards
Receiving Love 1 reception, 49 yards
UNC Passing Trubisky 23–38, 280 yards
Rushing Logan 19 carries, 72 yards
Receiving Proehl 7 receptions, 91 yards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "College Bowl Game Odds". ESPN. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/eliaesparzamusic/posts/1105913679531258
  3. ^ Bowl payout
  4. ^ a b Vassar, Matt. "Stanford Selected to 2016 Sun Bowl, Will Play UNC". Rule of Tree. SB Nation. Retrieved December 4, 2016.