2015 Hyundai ‘Sun’ Bowl a Memorable Game for El Paso [VIDEO]
Years from now, many El Pasoans will tell their friends and family members that they braved the snow on a cold Saturday in late December when Washington State defeated Miami 20-14 in the 82nd Hyundai Sun Bowl. Part of that is true. Many people, in fact, did file into the Sun Bowl to watch the Hurricanes battle the Cougars. However, most of the 41,180 fans in attendance left before halftime and missed a pretty exciting conclusion to the game.
Washington State led 20-7, but Miami came storming back in the second half and had numerous chances to win the game. However, a fumble deep in the Cougars red zone and an intercepted halfback pass which was badly under-thrown doomed the Hurricanes. Washington State quarterback Luke Falk threw for a pair of touchdowns and the sophomore was named the C.M. Hendricks Most Valuable Player.
Although the game was competitive and Washington State did not wrap it up until the final minutes, the 2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl will be remembered more for the snow and blizzard conditions rather than the teams that played in El Paso. Still, it's oddity will rank it as one of the Sun Bowl's most memorable games.