2005 Emerald Bowl
1234 Total
Georgia Tech 01000 10
Utah 137315 38
DateDecember 29, 2005
Season2005
StadiumAT&T Park
LocationSan Francisco, California
MVPOffensive: Travis LaTendresse (Utah)
Defensive: Eric Weddle (Utah)
Attendance25,742
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersSean McDonough, Chris Spielman
Emerald Bowl
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The 2005 Emerald Bowl, part of the 2005–06 NCAA bowl game season, was played on December 29, 2005, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. It featured the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the Utah Utes.

Game summary

Utah took a 6–0 lead with 12:26 left in the first quarter, following a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brett Ratliff to wide receiver Travis LaTendresse. With 3:59 left in the first quarter, Ratliff again found LaTendresse, this time for a 23-yard score, and Utah increased its lead to 13–0.

Just 30 seconds into the third quarter, Ratliff found LaTendresse for a third time, connecting on a 25-yard touchdown pass, as Utah opened up a 20–0 lead. Georgia Tech attempted to claw its way back in the game, after Reggie Ball threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to George Cooper, cutting Utah's lead to 20–7. With 3 seconds left in the half, Travis Bell kicked a 29-yard field goal, to make the halftime score 20–10 Utah.

In the third quarter, Dan Beardall added a 23-yard field goal, increasing Utah's lead to 23–10. With 11:44 left in the game, Ratliff found LaTendresse for the fourth time in the game, throwing a 16-yard touchdown pass, giving Utah a 31–10 lead. Quinton Ganther's 41-yard touchdown run sealed the deal, as Utah went on to win 38–10.[1]

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