1990 All-American Bowl
1234 Total
Southern Miss 6876 27
NC State 14377 31
DateDecember 28, 1990
StadiumLegion Field
LocationBirmingham, Alabama
MVPQB Brett Favre, Southern Miss[1]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersRon Franklin, Gary Danielson, and Jerry Punch
All-American Bowl
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The 1990 All-American Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 28, 1990 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The game matched the Southern Miss Golden Eagles against the NC State Wolfpack. It was the final contest of the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams. The game ended in a 31–27 victory for the Wolfpack. The game represented the final game of Southern Miss quarterback Brett Favre's collegiate career. He was named the game's MVP despite his team's loss, compiling 341 passing yards in 39 attempts with one interception. The game was the fourteenth and final edition of the All-American Bowl (previously known as the Hall of Fame Classic).


The game matched the Southern Miss Golden Eagles against the NC State Wolfpack of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The game was the first bowl game featuring the Golden Eagles and the Wolfpack, and was their eighth overall meeting. Southern Miss led the series 4–3 heading into the game, and the teams' previous meeting was in 1966, when the Golden Eagles defeated the Wolfpack 7–6.[2]

Southern Miss Golden Eagles

See also: 1990 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

The conference-independent Golden Eagles entered the game ranked 23 in the AP Poll. Their regular-season record was 8–3. The game represented the Golden Eagles' first appearance in the All-American Bowl.

NC State Wolfpack

See also: 1990 NC State Wolfpack football team

The unranked NC State Wolfpack of the ACC compiled a 6–5 record before the game, including a 3–4 record against conference opponents. The game represented the Wolfpack's first appearance in the All-American Bowl.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Source: [1]


Statistics[1] USM NCSU
First downs 19 23
Plays–yards 63–385 74–357
Rushes–yards 24–44 49–193
Passing yards 341 166
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 28–39–1 15–25–1
Time of possession 27:24 32:36


  1. ^ a b c d "1990 All-American Bowl Recap". NC State Wolfpack. 28 December 1990. Archived from the original on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^ "North Carolina State vs Southern Mississippi, 1869-1990". Stassen.com. Retrieved 24 January 2014.