|2005 Independence Bowl|
|Date||December 30, 2005|
|MVP||QB Brad Smith - Missouri |
CB Marcus King - Missouri
|United States TV coverage|
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.