Cactus Bowl Prepper

Cactus Bowl History (formerly Copper, Buffalo Wild Wings, Insight Bowl)
Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Phoenix, AZ
West Virginia (7-5) vs. Arizona State (6-6)

TV Broadcast Crew: Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith (ESPN)
Radio Broadcast Crew: Drew Goodman, David Diaz-Infante, Olivia Harlan (ESPN Radio)

West Virginia Trends
…Since winning four-straight post season appearances, the Mountaineers have lost four of their last five bowl contests.

Arizona State Trends
…The Sun Devils have won two of their last three bowl games. Prior to their current stat, they had dropped three in a row.

Last Five Cactus Bowls (Copper Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings, Insight Bowl)
Jan. 2, 2015 – Oklahoma State 30 Washington 22
Dec. 28, 2013 – Kansas State 31 Michigan 14
Dec. 29, 2012 – Michigan State 17 TCU 16
Dec. 30, 2011 – Oklahoma 31 Iowa 14
Dec. 28, 2010 – Iowa 27 Missouri 24

Cactus Bowl Trends
…The Big 12 has won 7 of the last 9 Cactus Bowls.

West Virginia’s History in Cactus Bowl
1998: lost to Missouri, 34-31

Arizona State’s History in Cactus Bowl
2005: def. Rutgers, 45-40

Most Appearances in Cactus Bowl thru 2016
Kansas State – 3
Minnesota – 3

Cactus Bowl Records
Most Coaching Wins: Dick Tomey (Arizona); Bill Snyder (Kansas State); Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State) – 2
Most Rushing Yards: Byron Hanspard (Texas Tech, 1995) – 260
Most Rushing Touchdowns: Byron Hanspard (Texas Tech, 1995) – 4
Most Passing Yards: Drew Bledsoe (Washington State, 1992) – 476
Most Receptions: T.J. Moe (Missouri, 2010) – 15
Most Receiving Yards: Phillip Bobo (Washington State, 1992) – 212
Most Receiving Touchdowns: Dezmon Briscoe (Kansas, 2008) – 3

Notable MVPs of the Cactus Bowl since 1992
2012: Le’Veon Bell, RB/Michian State
2003: Aaron Rodgers, QB/California
1998: Marc Bulger, QB/West Virginia
1996: Ron Dayne, RB/Wisconsin
1992: Drew Bledsoe, QB/Washington State

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