2005 Independence Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Missouri 0 14 7 17 38
University of South Carolina 21 7 0 3 31
Date December 30, 2005
Season 2005
Stadium Independence Stadium
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
MVP QB Brad Smith - Missouri

CB Marcus King - Missouri

Attendance 41,332
Payout US$2,400,000
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Independence Bowl
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The 2005 Independence Bowl, the 30th in the history of the College Football bowl game, saw the Missouri Tigers of the Big 12 overcome a 21-0 deficit late in the first quarter to defeat the SEC's South Carolina Gamecocks, 38-31 in the 30th edition of the bowl game. Quarterback Brad Smith and cornerback Marcus King, both of Missouri, were named the offensive and defensive players of the game.



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