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Albert Chen
December 29, 2003
Big Game Season
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December 29, 2003

Trivial Matters

Big Game Season

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Most Value Bowl
In last season's Orange Bowl, USC quarterback Carson Palmer accomplished a rare feat: He actually played well after winning the Heisman Trophy. In the Trojans' 38-17 win over Iowa, Palmer passed for 303 yards and took bowl MVP honors. Which of these other Heisman-winning quarterbacks was MVP of his bowl game?

a. Chris Weinke, Florida State
b. Danny Wuerffel, Florida
c. Eric Crouch, Nebraska
d. Gino Torretta, Miami

Party Crasher
Even if No. 4 Michigan beats No. 1 USC in the Rose Bowl, it has no chance of winning the national championship. When was the last time a team beat the No. I school in a bowl game and did not win the national title?

This Week's Matchup
Only four active coaches have taken three or more teams to a bowl game. Pair the coach and the school with which he went to his first bowl.

1. Lou Holtz
a. Tulane

2. Ken Hatfield
b. Air Force

3. Mack Brown
c. William & Mary

4. Dennis Franchione
d. New Mexico

Call to Order
Place these football programs in order of alltime bowl victories, from most to least.

b. Notre Dame
c. Georgia Tech
d. LSU