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2007 Outback Bowl

2007 Outback Bowl
Bowl Game

2007 Outback Bowl logo
1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 3 7 0 0 10
Penn State 0 10 0 10 20
Date January 1, 2007
Season 2006
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
Location Tampa, Florida
MVP Tony Hunt (Penn State RB)
National anthem Charlie Daniels[1]
Halftime show University of Tennessee and Penn State University bands, 2007 National Outback Bowl Mass Band Show
Attendance 65,601[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe[2]
Outback Bowl
 < 2006  2008

The 2007 Outback Bowl Game was a college football bowl game sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. It was part of the 2006–2007 bowl game season that concluded the 2006 NCAA Division I-BS football season. The Outback Bowl has been played annually since 1986 (until 1994 it was known as the Hall of Fame Bowl). The 2007 game was played on January 1, 2007, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The game pitted the #18 Tennessee Volunteers against the unranked Penn State Nittany Lions[3] and was televised on ESPN. On July 23, 2012, the NCAA vacated Penn State's win as part of sanctions brought forth on the school due to a child sex abuse scandal.

Scoring summary

First quarter

  • Tennessee James Wilhoit II 44-yard field goal. (4:58) 3-0 Tennessee

Second quarter

  • Penn State Kevin Kelly 34-yard field goal. (11:43) 3-3 Tie
  • Penn State Andrew Quarless 2-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Morelli (Kelly kick good). (3:30) 10-3 Penn State
  • Tennessee LaMarcus Coker 42-yard touchdown run (Wilhoit kick good). (1:15) 10-10 Tie

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • Penn State Tony Davis 88-yard fumble return for touchdown (Kelly kick good). (10:01) 17-10 Penn State
  • Penn State Kevin Kelly 22-yard field goal. (3:29) 20-10 Penn State


  1. ^ a b Crawley, Stan (2007-01-01). "Penn State Defeats Tennessee, 20-10, In Outback Bowl". Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  2. ^ Forums - Bowl Game Announcers
  3. ^ Rankings from the Coaches Poll on December 3, 2006.

External links

  • ESPN game recap
  • CBS Sportsline game recap
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