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1997 Bowl

1997 Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
New Mexico 0 7 7 0 14
Arizona 7 6 7 0 20
Date December 27, 1997
Season 1997
Stadium Arizona Stadium
Location Tucson, Arizona
Attendance 49,385 [1]

The 1997 Bowl was the 9th edition to the bowl game. It featured the Arizona Wildcats and the New Mexico Lobos. It was a meeting of old Western Athletic Conference and Border Conference rivals.

Arizona opened the scoring with a 15 yard touchdown run by Kevin Eafon, giving UA a 7-0 lead. It would be the only score of the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, New Mexico's Graham Leigh threw a 12 yard touchdown pass to Milton Thomas tying the game at 7. Trung Canidate scored on a 3 yard touchdown run, giving the Wildcats a 13-7 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Kevin Eafon scored on a 1 yard touchdown run, making it 20-7 Arizona. Graham Leigh's 4 yard touchdown run made the final score Arizona 20, New Mexico 14.


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