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The Ducks will face the No. 21 South Florida Bulls in the Brut Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve.  The Bulls have wins over Auburn and West Virginia and were No. 2 in the nation mid-season before dropping three straight, just like the Ducks.

“We could not be more pleased for the opportunity to return to El Paso and welcome the chance to face an outstanding opponent in the University of South Florida,” Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti. “Those of us who have been fortunate enough to play in the Sun Bowl before recognize what a great job they do to make both teams feel welcome and I can attest to the fact that the city of El Paso hosts a great event.

“Obviously we did not finish the season in the manner we would have preferred and look at this game as an opportunity to close the year on a winning note. Despite our injuries, we have said that we can’t worry about those players we won’t have available to play, only those who will. And I’ve already challenged our players to go to El Paso with every intention of winning this game.” 

belotti sun bowlThe quarterback situation is still at question, as Brady Leaf will have surgery, leaving it up to True Freshmen Roper and Kempt. But the biggest question I have on my mind is will Bellotti show up to sunny El Paso with a mustache? The most recent Bellotti Mustache Watch in The Holiday Issue features a photo of Bellotti being carried off the field after the Ducks beat Minnesota in the 1999 Sun Bowl.  Coincidence?

  1. Meghann says:

    I love how the Beavs got screwed. But who can blame the Sun Bowl people for choosing the Ducks over the Beavs, even after the Civil War? Certainly not me!

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