2000 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl
1234 Total
UCLA 10730 20
Wisconsin 7077 21
DateDecember 29, 2000
StadiumSun Bowl Stadium
LocationEl Paso, Texas
MVPFreddie Mitchell (UCLA)
PayoutUS$1,000,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersVerne Lundquist and Todd Blackledge
Sun Bowl
 < 1999  2001

The 2000 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl featured the UCLA Bruins and the Wisconsin Badgers.

Wisconsin opened the scoring, after quarterback Brooks Bollinger threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Lee Evans for an early 7–0 lead. UCLA responded when Cory Paus threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Mitchell to even the score at 7. UCLA's Chris Griffin added a 31-yard field goal to push UCLA's lead to 10–7.

In the second quarter, running back DeShaun Foster rushed 7 yards for a touchdown, to increase the lead to 17–7. In the third quarter, Chris Griffin kicked his second field goal of the game, a 25 yarder, to move the lead to 20–7. Brooks Bollinger later found wide receiver Chris Chambers for a 3-yard touchdown pass, cutting the lead to 20–14. Michael Bennett's 6-yard touchdown run gave the Badgers a 21–20 lead, and eventually the ball game.


  1. ^ "Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20 - UCLA Official Athletic Site". www.uclabruins.com. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2008-12-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)