2017 Hyundai Sun Bowl
84th Sun Bowl
1234 Total
NC State 721321 52
Arizona State 010021 31
DateDecember 29, 2017
Season2017
StadiumSun Bowl Stadium
LocationEl Paso, Texas
MVPNyheim Hines (RB, NC State)[1]
FavoriteNC State by 5.5
RefereeMike Cannon (Big Ten)
Attendance39,897[2]
PayoutUS$3,447,568[3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersBrad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce (sideline)
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The 2017 Sun Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game played at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, on December 29, 2017. The game was the 84th Sun Bowl and featured the NC State Wolfpack of the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Arizona State Sun Devils of the Pac-12 Conference. It was one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. Sponsored by Hyundai Motor America, the game was officially known as the Hyundai Sun Bowl.[4]

After taking a 28–10 lead at the half, NC State defeated Arizona State by a 52–31 final score. Nyheim Hines of NC State was selected as the game MVP.[5] His teammates Kentavius Street and Kyle Bambard were named the most valuable lineman and most valuable special teams player, respectively.[5]

Teams

NC State

Main articles: 2017 NC State Wolfpack football team and 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

The NC State Wolfpack finished the 2017 regular season with an 8–4 record under Coach Dave Doeren; the most wins Doeren has had at his tenure at NC State to date. The game was the team's first appearance in the Sun Bowl, and their second straight bowl win. Shortly after at the NFL draft, the entire NC State defensive line was selected in the first four rounds along with their running back, Nyheim Hines. Coach Doeren was offered a contract extension which locked in his role for another 6 years shortly after the game.

Arizona State

Main articles: 2017 Arizona State Sun Devils football team and 2017 Pac-12 Conference football season

The Arizona State Sun Devils finished the 2017 regular season with a 7–5 record. The game was the team's sixth appearance in the Sun Bowl.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP NCSU ASU
1 2:40 15 87 6:46 NCSU Nyheim Hines 5-yard touchdown run, Kyle Bambard kick good 7 0
2 14:13 6 56 1:53 NCSU Nyheim Hines 5-yard touchdown run, Kyle Bambard kick good 14 0
2 8:06 14 62 6:07 ASU 24-yard field goal by Brandon Ruiz 14 3
2 4:42 7 75 3:24 NCSU Nyheim Hines 5-yard touchdown run, Kyle Bambard kick good 21 3
2 2:08 7 72 2:34 ASU N'Keal Harry 6-yard touchdown reception from Manny Wilkins, Brandon Ruiz kick good 21 10
2 1:00 5 49 1:08 NCSU Jakobi Meyers 25-yard touchdown reception from Ryan Finley, Kyle Bambard kick good 28 10
3 8:20 4 4 1:58 NCSU 26-yard field goal by Kyle Bambard 31 10
4 14:54 12 80 7:14 NCSU Reggie Gallaspy II 23-yard touchdown run, Kyle Bambard kick good 38 10
4 9:52 12 76 5:02 ASU Manny Wilkins 1-yard touchdown run, Brandon Ruiz kick good 38 17
4 8:53 4 45 0:59 ASU Kyle Williams 19-yard touchdown reception from Manny Wilkins, Brandon Ruiz kick good 38 24
4 4:06 8 38 4:47 NCSU Jaylen Samuels 2-yard touchdown run, Kyle Bambard kick good 45 24
4 2:13 6 80 1:53 ASU Frank Darby 20-yard touchdown reception from Manny Wilkins, Brandon Ruiz kick good 45 31
4 1:54 2 3 0:16 NCSU Reggie Gallaspy II 2-yard touchdown run, Kyle Bambard kick good 52 31
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 52 31

Source[6]

Statistics

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 7 21 3 21 52
Sun Devils 0 10 0 21 31
Statistics NCSU ASU
First downs 22 24
Plays–yards 73–491 70–469
Rushes–yards 44–173 30–117
Passing yards 318 352
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 24–29–0 25–40–3
Time of possession 34:29 25:31
Team Category Player Statistics
NCSU Passing Finley 24–29, 318 yds, 1 TD
Rushing Gallaspy II 12 carries, 78 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Louis 3 receptions, 115 yards
ASU Passing Wilkins 25–40, 352 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Richard 13 carries, 50 yards
Receiving Harry 9 receptions, 142 yards, 1 TD

References

  1. ^ "Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl on Twitter: @PackFootball 's Nyheim Hines was named CM Hendricks MVP, Kentavius Street was named Jimmy Rogers Jr. Most Valuable Lineman and Kyle Bambard was named John Folmer Special Teams MVP!"". twitter.com. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Newsday | Long Island's & NYC's News Source". Newsday. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "2019 Bowl Schedule". College Football Poll.com. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Nationally Ranked NC State to Face Arizona State in 84th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl". Sun Bowl Association. December 3, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Bowl, Hyundai Sun (December 29, 2017). "@PackFootball 's Nyheim Hines was named CM Hendricks MVP, Kentavius Street was named Jimmy Rogers Jr. Most Valuable Lineman and Kyle Bambard was named John Folmer Special Teams MVP!".
  6. ^ "NC State vs. Arizona State - Play-By-Play - December 29, 2017". ESPN.com. ESPN. Retrieved January 2, 2018.