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1999 Sugar Bowl

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1999 Sugar Bowl

1999 Nokia Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 21 3 0 0 24
Texas A&M 7 0 7 0 14
Date January 1, 1999
Season 1998
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance 76,503
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers: Brent Musburger, Dan Fouts
and Jack Arute
Sugar Bowl
 < 1998  2000

The 1999 Sugar Bowl a 1998-1999 BCS game was played on January 1, 1999. This 65th edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Texas A&M Aggies. Ohio State entered the game ranked number 4 in the BCS at 10-1, whereas Texas A&M entered the game at 11-2, and ranked number 6 in the BCS.

Texas A&M scored first on a 9-yard touchdown run by Dante Hall to open the game 7-0. Joe Germaine threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Germany to tie the game at 7. Later in the quarter, running back Joe Montgomery rushed 10 yards for a touchdown, and Ohio State opened up a 14-7 lead.

Derek Ross blocked an A&M punt, that Kevin Griffin returned 16 yards for a touchdown. Ohio State led 21-7 after the first quarter. Ohio State kicked a 31-yard field goal in the second quarter to open up a 24-7 halftime lead. Texas A&M closed to 24-14 on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Branndon Stewart to Leroy Hodge. Ohio State's defense was stout throughout the contest, and they held on to win 24-14.

External links

  • Sports Illustrated Recap of the game
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