American Football Database
1989 Copper Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Arizona 7 10 0 0 17
North Carolina State University 0 7 3 0 10
Date December 31, 1989
Season 1989
Stadium Arizona Stadium
Location Tucson, Arizona
Copper Bowl

The 1989 edition to the Copper Bowl featured the Arizona Wildcats and the NC State Wolfpack.

Arizona scored first on a 37 yard touchdown pass from Ronald Veal to Olatide Ogundiditimi giving Arizona a 7-0 lead throughout the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, with NC State driving, Shane Montgomery's pass was intercepted by Scott Geyer and returned 85 yards for a touchdown, making it 14-0 Arizona. Montgomery later found Todd Varn in the end zone for a 4 yard touchdown pass cutting the lead to 14-7. Arizona took a 17-7 halftime lead on a 34 yard Gary Coston field goal. In the third goal, a 43 yard Hartman field goal made the final score 17-10.


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