2007 Brut Sun Bowl
74th Sun Bowl
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1234 Total
South Florida 01407 21
Oregon 8102810 56
DateDecember 31, 2007
StadiumSun Bowl Stadium
LocationEl Paso, Texas
MVPRB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon
FavoriteSouth Florida by 6½[1]
Halftime showBaby Bash, Paula DeAnda[2]
PayoutUS$1.9 million per team[3]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersCraig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein[1]
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The 2007 Brut Sun Bowl, part of the 2007-08 NCAA football bowl games season, was played on December 31, 2007, at Sun Bowl Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas, El Paso, between the South Florida Bulls and the Oregon Ducks.

The Ducks were playing without quarterback Dennis Dixon, who finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting but who had season-ending ACL surgery in November. Redshirt freshman Justin Roper made his first collegiate start in place of Dixon and threw for four touchdowns to tie a Sun Bowl record and lead the Ducks to a 56–21 victory.

The game marked the 40th consecutive telecast by CBS Sports. No other network and bowl game has been paired for a longer period of time.


  1. ^ a b Rivals.com College Football - Rivals.com bowl viewer's guide Archived 2007-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Brut Sun Bowl - Baby Bash To Perform At Halftime". Archived from the original on January 3, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2007.
  3. ^ "ncaafootball.com - Bowl Schedules/Results". Archived from the original on August 3, 2007. Retrieved September 19, 2009.