2005 Independence Bowl
1234 Total
South Carolina 21703 31
Missouri 014717 38
DateDecember 30, 2005
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
MVPQB Brad Smith – Missouri
CB Marcus King – Missouri
RefereeDavid Cutaia (Pac-10)
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersSean McDonough (Play by Play)
Craig James (Analyst)
Mike Gottfried (Analyst)
Alex Flanagan (Sideline)
Independence Bowl
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The 2005 Independence Bowl, the 30th in the history of the College Football bowl game, saw the Missouri Tigers of the Big 12 overcome a 21–0 deficit late in the first quarter to defeat the SEC's South Carolina Gamecocks, 38–31 in the 30th edition of the bowl game. Quarterback Brad Smith and cornerback Marcus King, both of Missouri, were named the offensive and defensive players of the game.