2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl
39th Independence Bowl
2014 Independence Bowl logo.jpg
1234 Total
Miami 3387 21
South Carolina 01707 24
DateDecember 27, 2014
Season2014
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
MVPSouth Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper[1]
FavoriteMiami by 3[2]
National anthemMissy Robertson[3]
RefereeJack Folliard[4] (Pac-12)
Attendance38,242[4]
PayoutUS$1,200,000
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC/Sports USA
AnnouncersDave Neal, Andre Ware, & Laura Rutledge (ABC)
Eli Gold & Charles Arbuckle (Sports USA)
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The 2014 Independence Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 27, 2014, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana, in the United States. The 39th annual Independence Bowl, it pitted the Miami Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the South Carolina Gamecocks of the Southeastern Conference.[5] The game started at 3:30 p.m. CST and aired ABC. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season. Sponsored by duck call manufacturer Duck Commander, the game was officially known as the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.

Teams

The game featured the Miami Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the South Carolina Gamecocks of the Southeastern Conference.

This was the 16th overall meeting between these two teams, with Miami leading the series 8–5–2 going into the game. The last time these two teams met was in 1987.

Miami (Florida)

See also: 2014 Miami Hurricanes football team

After finishing their regular season with a 6–6 record, the Hurricanes accepted their invitation to play in the game.[6]

This was Miami's first Independence Bowl.

South Carolina

See also: 2014 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

After finishing their regular season with a 6–6 record, the Gamecocks accepted their invitation to play in the game.[7]

This was South Carolina's second Independence Bowl; the Gamecocks previously played in the 2005 game, with the 2005 South Carolina squad losing to the Missouri Tigers by a score of 38–31.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP MIA SC
1 7:56 11 65 5:06 MIA 27-yard field goal by Michael Badgley 3 0
2 13:27 12 69 5:32 MIA 26-yard field goal by Michael Badgley 6 0
2 7:50 2 78 0:20 SC Pharoh Cooper 78-yard touchdown reception from Dylan Thompson, Elliott Fry kick good 6 7
2 5:25 6 53 1:33 SC Mike Davis 15-yard touchdown reception from Dylan Thompson, Elliott Fry kick good 6 14
2 1:39 9 41 3:40 SC 32-yard field goal by Elliott Fry 6 17
3 1:43 10 93 5:23 MIA Gus Edwards 3-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass good 14 17
4 4:13 3 29 1:11 SC Dylan Thompson 2-yard touchdown run, Elliott Fry kick good 14 24
4 2:16 7 72 1:57 MIA Phillip Dorsett 11-yard touchdown reception from Brad Kaaya, Michael Badgley kick good 21 24
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 21 24

Source: [4]

Statistics

Statistics[4] MIA SC
First downs 21 16
Plays–yards 73–422 64–354
Rushes–yards 40–186 30–60
Passing yards 236 294
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 19–33–1 22–34–0
Time of possession 31:10 28:50

References

  1. ^ Smith III, Willie T. (December 28, 2014). "USC's Pharoh Cooper caps impressive season with MVP performance". greenvilleonline.com. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Odds
  3. ^ "Robertson family will be part of Independence Bowl festivities". gogamecocks.com. December 16, 2014. Archived from the original on March 24, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Stats
  5. ^ "Miami, South Carolina to Face Off in Bowl". Archived from the original on December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Football Accepts Invite to Independence Bowl". HurricaneSports.com. MiamiHurricanes. December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Gamecocks to Face Hurricanes in Duck Commander Independence Bowl". GamecocksOnline.com. South Carolina Gamecocks. December 7, 2014. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.