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Sun Bowl
Hyundai Sun Bowl
Hyundai sun bowl 2010 logo.png
2010 Sun Bowl Logo
StadiumSun Bowl stadium
LocationEl Paso, Texas
Previous stadiumsJones Stadium (1935–1937)
Kidd Field (1938–1962)
Operated1935–present
Conference tie-insPac-12, ACC
Previous conference tie-insBig Ten (1995–2005)
PayoutUS$4,100,000 combined (As of 2010)
Sponsors
John Hancock (1987–1993)
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 (1936–1986)
John Hancock Sun Bowl (1987–1988)
John Hancock Bowl (1989–1993)
Sun Bowl (1994–1995)
Norwest Bank Sun Bowl (1996)
Norwest Sun Bowl (1997–1998)
Wells Fargo Sun Bowl (1999–2003)
Vitalis Sun Bowl (2004–2005)
Brut Sun Bowl (2006–2009)
2013 matchup
UCLA vs. Virginia Tech (UCLA 42–12)
 
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This article is about the post-season bowl game. For the namesake stadium, see Sun Bowl stadium.
Sun Bowl
Hyundai Sun Bowl
Hyundai sun bowl 2010 logo.png
2010 Sun Bowl Logo
StadiumSun Bowl stadium
LocationEl Paso, Texas
Previous stadiumsJones Stadium (1935–1937)
Kidd Field (1938–1962)
Operated1935–present
Conference tie-insPac-12, ACC
Previous conference tie-insBig Ten (1995–2005)
PayoutUS$4,100,000 combined (As of 2010)
Sponsors
John Hancock (1987–1993)
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 (1936–1986)
John Hancock Sun Bowl (1987–1988)
John Hancock Bowl (1989–1993)
Sun Bowl (1994–1995)
Norwest Bank Sun Bowl (1996)
Norwest Sun Bowl (1997–1998)
Wells Fargo Sun Bowl (1999–2003)
Vitalis Sun Bowl (2004–2005)
Brut Sun Bowl (2006–2009)
2013 matchup
UCLA vs. Virginia Tech (UCLA 42–12)

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 2013, the Sun Bowl matches the Pac-12 Conference against the ACC. The Sun Bowl will have the fourth 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. With the 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.

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 1940 Sun Bowl set the record for fewest points scored, when the Arizona State Sun Devils played the Catholic University Cardinals to a 0–0 tie.

Game results[edit]

Sun Bowl logo used prior to corporate sponsorship, until 1986.
Date playedWinning teamLosing teamNotes
January 1, 1935El Paso All-Stars25Ranger (Texas)21notes
January 1, 1936Hardin-Simmons14New Mexico State14notes
January 1, 1937Hardin-Simmons34UTEP6notes
January 1, 1938West Virginia7Texas Tech6notes
January 2, 1939Utah26New Mexico0notes
January 1, 1940Arizona State0Catholic0notes
January 1, 1941Western Reserve26Arizona State13notes
January 1, 1942Tulsa6Texas Tech0notes
January 1, 1943Second Air Force13Hardin-Simmons7notes
January 1, 1944Southwestern7New Mexico0notes
January 1, 1945Southwestern35UNAM0notes
January 1, 1946New Mexico34Denver24notes
January 1, 1947Cincinnati18Virginia Tech6notes
January 1, 1948Miami (Ohio)13Texas Tech12notes
January 1, 1949West Virginia21UTEP12notes
January 2, 1950UTEP33Georgetown20notes
January 1, 1951West Texas State14Cincinnati13notes
January 1, 1952Texas Tech25Pacific14notes
January 1, 1953Pacific26Southern Miss7notes
January 1, 1954UTEP37Southern Miss14notes
January 1, 1955UTEP47Florida State20notes
January 2, 1956Wyoming21Texas Tech14notes
January 1, 1957George Washington13UTEP0notes
January 1, 1958Louisville34Drake20notes
December 31, 1958Wyoming14Hardin-Simmons6notes
December 31, 1959New Mexico State28North Texas8notes
December 31, 1960New Mexico State20Utah State13notes
December 30, 1961Villanova17Wichita State9notes
December 31, 1962West Texas State15Ohio14notes
December 31, 1963Oregon21SMU14notes
December 26, 1964Georgia7Texas Tech0notes
December 31, 1965UTEP13TCU12notes
December 24, 1966Wyoming28Florida State20notes
December 30, 1967UTEP14Mississippi7notes
December 28, 1968Auburn34Arizona10notes
December 20, 1969Nebraska45Georgia6notes
December 19, 1970Georgia Tech17Texas Tech9notes
December 18, 1971LSU33Iowa State15notes
December 30, 1972North Carolina32Texas Tech28notes
December 29, 1973Missouri34Auburn17notes
December 28, 1974Mississippi State26North Carolina24notes
December 26, 1975Pittsburgh33Kansas19notes
January 2, 1977Texas A&M37Florida14notes
December 31, 1977Stanford24LSU14notes
December 23, 1978Texas42Maryland0notes
December 22, 1979Washington14Texas7notes
December 27, 1980Nebraska31Mississippi State17notes
December 26, 1981Oklahoma40Houston14notes
December 25, 1982North Carolina26Texas10notes
December 24, 1983Alabama28SMU7notes
December 22, 1984Maryland28Tennessee27notes
December 28, 1985Arizona13Georgia13notes
December 25, 1986Alabama28Washington6notes
December 25, 1987Oklahoma State35West Virginia33notes
December 24, 1988Alabama29Army28notes
December 30, 1989Pittsburgh31Texas A&M28notes
December 31, 1990Michigan State17USC16notes
December 31, 1991UCLA6Illinois3notes
December 31, 1992Baylor20Arizona15notes
December 24, 1993Oklahoma41Texas Tech10notes
December 30, 1994Texas35North Carolina31notes
December 29, 1995Iowa38Washington18notes
December 31, 1996Stanford38Michigan State0notes
December 31, 1997Arizona State17Iowa7notes
December 31, 1998TCU28USC19notes
December 31, 1999Oregon24Minnesota20notes
December 29, 2000Wisconsin21UCLA20notes
December 31, 2001Washington State33Purdue27notes
December 31, 2002Purdue34Washington24notes
December 31, 2003Minnesota31Oregon30notes
December 31, 2004Arizona State27Purdue23notes
December 30, 2005UCLA50Northwestern38notes
December 29, 2006Oregon State39Missouri38notes
December 31, 2007Oregon56South Florida21notes
December 31, 2008Oregon State3Pittsburgh0notes
December 31, 2009Oklahoma31Stanford27notes
December 31, 2010Notre Dame33Miami (Florida)17notes
December 31, 2011Utah30Georgia Tech27 (OT)notes
December 31, 2012Georgia Tech21USC7notes
December 31, 2013UCLA42Virginia Tech12notes

C.M. Hendricks Most Valuable Player Trophy[edit]

Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Most Valuable Lineman Trophy[edit]

John Folmer Most Valuable Special Teams Player Trophy[edit]

Year playedMVP(s)TeamPosition
1994Marcus WallNorth CarolinaWR
1995Brion HurleyIowaPK
1996Troy WaltersStanfordPR
1997Jason BakerIowaP
1998Adam AbramsUSCPK
1999Ryan RindelsMinnesotaPK
2000Michael BennettWisconsinRB/KR
2001Drew DunningWashington StatePK
2002Anthony ChambersPurduePR/KR
2003Jared SiegelOregonPK
2004Dave BrytusPurdueP
2005Brandon BraezellUCLAKR/WR
2006Jeff WolfertMissouriPK
2007Matt EvensenOregonPK
2008Johnny HekkerOregon StateP
2009Ryan BroylesOklahomaWR
2010David RufferNotre DameK
2011DeVonte ChristopherUtahWR
2012Jamal GoldenGeorgia TechKR/DB
2013Kaim FairbairnUCLAK

Most appearances[edit]

RankTeamAppearancesRecord
1Texas Tech91–8
2UTEP85–3
T3Oregon43–1
T3UCLA43–1
T3Arizona State42–1–1
T3North Carolina42–2
T3Texas42–2
T3Hardin-Simmons41–2–1
T3Washington41-3
T10Alabama33–0
T10Oklahoma33–0
T10Wyoming33–0
T10New Mexico State32–0–1
T10Georgia Tech32–1
T10Pittsburgh32–1
T10Stanford32–1
T10West Virginia32–1
T10Georgia31–1–1
T10New Mexico31–2
T10Purdue31–2
T10Arizona30–2–1
T10USC30–3

Broadcasting[edit]

The Sun Bowl's contract with CBS Sports is the longest continuous relationship between a bowl game and one TV 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 the only postseason game that is not aired on one of the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ABC air all other bowls). The CBS deal has been extended until the 2019 game, making the game unique in that it is the only non-ESPN game remaining. 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.

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