1989 Copper Bowl
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1234 Total
NC State 0730 10
Arizona 71000 17
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 NC State Wolfpack and the Arizona Wildcats.

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.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)