2006 Bowl
Bowl Game
File:Papajohnsbowl.png Bowl logo
1 2 3 4 Total
East Carolina University 7 0 0 0 7
University of South Florida 14 10 0 0 24
Date December 23, 2006
Season 2006
Stadium Legion Field
Location Birmingham, Alabama
MVP Benjamin Williams (USF)
Attendance 32,023[1]
Payout US$300,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2 Bowl

The 2006 Bowl was the inaugural postseason college football match of the game, between the East Carolina Pirates and the South Florida Bulls at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. East Carolina University represented Conference USA and the University of South Florida represented the Big East Conference. The game resulted in a 24–7 South Florida victory.

In the inaugural game, South Florida's Benjamin Williams scored the game's first points just over ninety seconds into the game as one of his two touchdowns on the day, and earned the game's MVP honors. Notably, South Florida had previously been a member of C-USA. Moreover, East Carolina's then head coach Skip Holtz, would later become USF head coach Jim Leavitt's successor following the 2009 season.

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring Information Score
Plays Yards TOP ECU USF
1 13:53 16 0:08 USF Benjamin Williams 16-yard touchdown run, Delbert Alvarado kick good 0 7
1 08:43 56 3:51 USF Benjamin Williams 1-yard touchdown run, Delbert Alvarado kick good 0 14
1 05:04 79 3:31 ECU Bobby Good 48-yard touchdown reception from James Pinkney, Ben Hartman kick good 7 14
2 12:51 48 2:50 USF Amarri Jackson 37-yard touchdown reception from Matt Grothe, Delbert Alvarado kick good 7 21
2 06:31 25 3:22 USF 38-yard field goal by Delbert Alvarado 7 24
"TOP" = Time of Possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 7 24


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