1989 Copper Bowl
1234 Total
Arizona 71000 17
NC State 0730 10
DateDecember 31, 1989
Season1989
StadiumArizona Stadium
LocationTucson, Arizona
MVPShane Montgomery (QB, NC State) & Scott Geyer (DB, Arizona)
Attendance37,237[1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkTBS
AnnouncersBob Neal and Tim Foley
Copper Bowl
  1990

The 1989 Copper Bowl featured the Arizona Wildcats and the NC State Wolfpack.

Arizona scored first on a 37-yard touchdown pass from Ronald Veal to Olatide Ogundiditimi giving Arizona a 7–0 lead throughout the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, with NC State driving, Shane Montgomery's pass was intercepted by Scott Geyer and returned 85 yards for a touchdown, making it 14–0 Arizona. Montgomery later found Todd Varn in the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown pass cutting the lead to 14–7. Arizona took a 17–7 halftime lead on a 34-yard Gary Coston field goal. In the third quarter, a 43-yard Hartman field goal made the final score 17–10.[1][2]

Statistics

Statistics NC State Arizona
First Downs 23 8
Rushing Yards 88 50
Passing Yards 222 80
Return Yards 10 107
Total Offense 310 130
Punts-Average 7-37.7 10-41.7
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2
Penalties-Yards 6-49 5-47
Possession Time 38:06 21:54

Source:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Copper Bowl Summary". Albuquerque Journal. January 1, 1990. Retrieved January 17, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)