2015 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
6th Heart of Dallas Bowl
1234 Total
Washington 1471013 44
Southern Miss 71077 31
DateDecember 26, 2015
Season2015
StadiumCotton Bowl
LocationFair Park
Dallas, Texas
MVPMyles Gaskin (RB, Washington)[1]
FavoriteWashington by 8½[2]
National anthemMonica Saldivar[3]
RefereeMichael Roche[4] (American)
Attendance20,229[4]
PayoutUS$TBD
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN/RedVoice
AnnouncersMike Corey, Ahmad Brooks, & Kayce Smith (ESPN)
Brian Estridge, Rob Best, John Denton, & Landry Burdine (RedVoice)
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The 2015 Heart of Dallas Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 26, 2015 at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. The sixth edition of the Heart of Dallas Bowl featured the Washington Huskies of the Pac-12 Conference against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles of Conference USA. It began at 1:20 p.m. CST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. Sponsored by chicken fast food restaurant Zaxby's, the game was officially known as the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.[5] Washington Huskies defeated the University of Southern Mississippi 44–31.

Teams

The game featured the Washington Huskies against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

Washington Huskies

See also: 2015 Washington Huskies football team

After finishing their regular season 6–6, bowl director Brant Ringler extended an invitation for the Huskies to play in the game, which they accepted.[6]

Southern Miss Golden Eagles

See also: 2015 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

After finishing their season 9–4, Olivas extended an invitation for the Golden Eagles to play in the game, which they accepted as well.[7]

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP WASH USM
1 5:16 12 63 5:09 WASH Myles Gaskin 2-yard touchdown run, Cameron Van Winkle kick good 7 0
1 3:33 4 69 1:37 USM Mike Thomas 56-yard touchdown reception from Nick Mullens, Stephen Brauchle kick good 7 7
1 0:56 6 75 2:37 WASH Myles Gaskin 1-yard touchdown run, Cameron Van Winkle kick good 14 7
2 10:56 13 73 4:53 USM 22-yard field goal by Stephen Brauchle 14 10
2 9:02 5 65 1:47 WASH Jaydon Mickens 29-yard touchdown run, Cameron Van Winkle kick good 21 10
2 1:15 8 80 0:55 USM Ito Smith 1-yard touchdown run, Stephen Brauchle kick good 21 17
3 8:23 10 56 4:09 WASH 24-yard field goal by Cameron Van Winkle 24 17
3 2:47 7 57 2:43 USM Ito Smith 2-yard touchdown run, Stephen Brauchle kick good 24 24
3 2:26 1 86 0:16 WASH Myles Gaskin 86-yard touchdown run, Cameron Van Winkle kick good 31 24
4 14:15 7 21 2:17 WASH 21-yard field goal by Cameron Van Winkle 34 24
4 7:53 9 74 4:51 WASH Myles Gaskin 13-yard touchdown run, Cameron Van Winkle kick good 41 24
4 5:22 8 65 2:24 USM Mike Thomas 27-yard touchdown reception from Nick Mullens, Stephen Brauchle kick good 41 31
4 0:13 10 45 5:08 WASH 23-yard field goal by Cameron Van Winkle 44 31
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 44 31

Source: [4]

Statistics

Statistics[4] WASH USM
First downs 27 22
Plays–yards 78–580 69–375
Rushes–yards 44–296 30–22
Passing yards 284 353
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 23–34–0 26–39–0
Time of possession 34:25 25:35

References

  1. ^ Sabin, Rainer (December 26, 2015). "Heart of Dallas Bowl: Washington RB earns MVP with huge rushing day". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Odds, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015
  3. ^ Monica Saldivar [@MonicaSaldivar] (December 26, 2015). "Getting ready to sing Anthem @HODBowl between @UWAthletics vs @SouthernMissFB at 1:15PM at the Cotton Bowl #HODBowl" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ a b c d "2015 Heart of Dallas Bowl: Washington vs. Southern Miss". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "Washington vs. Southern Miss in Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl". Heart of Dallas Bowl. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Huskies Headed to Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl". GoHuskies.com. University of Washington. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "Southern Miss Heading to Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl". SouthernMiss.com. University of Southern Mississippi. December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.