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1997 Insight.com Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
University of New Mexico 0 7 7 0 14
University of Arizona 7 6 7 0 20
Date December 27, 1997
Season 1997
Stadium Arizona Stadium
Location Tucson, Arizona
Attendance 49,385[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Charley Steiner (play-by-play); Todd Christensen (analysis); Sean Salisbury (sidelines)
Insight.com Bowl
 < 1996 1998

The 1997 Insight.com Bowl was the 9th edition to the bowl game. It featured the Arizona Wildcats and the New Mexico Lobos. It was a meeting of old Western Athletic Conference and Border Conference rivals.

Scoring summaryEdit

  • Arizona - Eafon 15-yard run (McDonald kick), 6:30, 1st
  • New Mexico - Thomas 15-yard pass from Leigh (Cason kick), 12:05, 2nd
  • Arizona - Canidate 3-yard run (kick failed), 7:50, 2nd
  • Arizona - Eafon 1-yard run (McDonald kick), 2:07, 3rd
  • New Mexico - Leigh 4-yard run (Cason kick), 00:26, 3rd

Arizona opened the scoring with a 15 yard touchdown run by Kevin Eafon, giving UA a 7–0 lead. It would be the only score of the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, New Mexico's Graham Leigh threw a 12 yard touchdown pass to Milton Thomas tying the game at 7. Trung Canidate scored on a 3 yard touchdown run, giving the Wildcats a 13–7 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Kevin Eafon scored on a 1 yard touchdown run, making it 20–7 Arizona. Graham Leigh's 4 yard touchdown run made the final score Arizona 20, New Mexico 14. [2]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics New Mexico Arizona
First Downs 16 19
Rushing Yards 140 209
Passing Yards 150 89
Passes Intercepted 4 2
Return Yards 29 54
Total Offense 290 298
Punts-Average 7-40.7 9-38.7
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 9-60 5-39
Time of Possession 24:15 35:45

Source: [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "New Mexico vs. Arizona". December 27, 1997. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores97/97361/97361393.htm.
  2. Bowl History (PDF), 2003 New Mexico Football Media Guide, p. 17, University of New Mexico, 2003.

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