1990 Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Bowl
1234 Total
Maryland 140614 34
Louisiana Tech 014146 34
DateDecember 15, 1990
Season1990
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
MVPRB Michael Richardson, La. Tech (Offensive)
LB Lorenza Baker, La. Tech (Defensive)
Attendance48,325
PayoutUS$1,200,000
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC
AnnouncersBrent Musburger and Dick Vermeil
Independence Bowl
 < 1989  1991

Maryland and Louisiana Tech played to the only tie in Independence Bowl history as the Terrapins used a 14-6 fourth-quarter scoring advantage to tie. Tech running back Michael Richardson rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns to earn offensive outstanding player honors. Louisiana Tech linebacker Lorenza Baker of Haughton earned outstanding defensive player honors.

Invitation

Baylor University, then a member of the Southwest Conference, was extended an invitation to play in the 1990 Poulan Weed-Eater Independence Bowl before the last game of the season versus Texas.[1] Coach Grant Teaff declined the invitation because the Bears still had an outside chance at the conference championship and an appearance in the Cotton Bowl.[2][citation needed] The Bears lost to Texas and did not play in a bowl game that season, despite finishing 6-4-1.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Maryland La. Tech
1 11:59 6 24 2:06 Maryland Troy Jackson 1-yard touchdown run, Dan DeArmas kick good 7 0
1 5:06 13 78 4:55 Maryland Troy Jackson 2-yard touchdown run, Dan DeArmas kick good 14 0
2 8:30 10 74 4:32 La. Tech Mike Richardson 5-yard touchdown run, Chris Boniol kick good 14 7
2 0:17 6 31 2:07 La. Tech Jason Davis 3-yard touchdown run, Chris Boniol kick good 14 14
3 10:35 7 37 2:44 La. Tech Mike Richardson 1-yard touchdown run, Chris Boniol kick good 14 21
3 7:44 7 80 2:51 Maryland Troy Jackson 11-yard touchdown run, kick no good (miss right) 20 21
3 5:52 4 31 1:39 La. Tech Bobby Slaughter 7-yard touchdown reception from Gene Johnson, Chris Boniol kick good 20 28
4 13:52 11 38 4:17 La. Tech 36-yard field goal by Chris Boniol 20 31
4 11:20 5 77 2:26 Maryland Mark Mason 28-yard touchdown reception from Scott Zolak, Dan DeArmas kick good 27 31
4 0:52 6 52 1:58 Maryland Barry Johnson 15-yard touchdown reception from Scott Zolak, Dan DeArmas kick good 34 31
4 0:00 6 28 0:44 La. Tech 29-yard field goal by Chris Boniol 34 34
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 34 34

Statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 14 0 6 14 34
Bulldogs 0 14 14 6 34
Statistics Maryland La. Tech
First Downs 25 16
Total offense, yards 404 306
Rushes-yards (net) 39–150 47–191
Passing yards (net) 254 115
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 18–29–3 11–18–1
Time of Possession 28:46 31:14
Team Category Player Statistics
Maryland Passing Scott Zolak 17/28, 215 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT
Rushing Mark Mason 15 car, 93 yds
Receiving Barry Johnson 5 rec, 107 yds, 1 TD
La. Tech Passing Gene Johnson 7/8, 70 yds, 1 TD
Rushing Mike Richardson 27 car, 81 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Bobby Slaughter 5 rec, 68 yds, 1 TD

References