2002 Independence Bowl

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2002 Independence Bowl
1234Total
Nebraska3143323
Ole Miss01410327
DateDecember 27, 2002
Season2002
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
MVPEli Manning
Chris Kelsay
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
Independence Bowl
 < 2001 2003
 
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2002 Independence Bowl
1234Total
Nebraska3143323
Ole Miss01410327
DateDecember 27, 2002
Season2002
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
MVPEli Manning
Chris Kelsay
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
Independence Bowl
 < 2001 2003

The 2002 Independence Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Ole Miss Rebels on December 27, 2002, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ole Miss won the game 27–23; Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning, who passed for 313 yards and a touchdown, was the offensive player of the game. After the loss, Nebraska finished the season 7–7, ending a forty-year streak of winning seasons for the Cornhuskers.[1]

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