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No luck for the Irish at Insight Bowl

Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2004

 

  Oregon State's Dan Haines (83) fends off Notre Dame's Carlos Campbell (6) in the first half at the Insight Bowl, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. AP Photo/Matt York

Oregon State's Dan Haines (83) fends off Notre Dame's Carlos Campbell (6) in the first half at the Insight Bowl, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix.

AP Photo/Matt York

PHOENIX - Derek Anderson and Oregon State finished off Notre Dame's dreary season with a 38-21 beating of the Irish on Tuesday night in the Insight Bowl.

Anderson, in his final game for the Beavers, tied an Insight record with four touchdown passes, two to tight end Joe Newton.

The 6-foot, 6-inch quarterback completed 28 of 45 for 358 yards with no interceptions against Notre Dame's leaky secondary.

Anderson, the game's offensive MVP, moved ahead of Steve Stenstrom to No. 2 on the Pac-10 career yards passing list with 11,249. Only Carson Palmer (11,818) had more.

The Irish (6-6) had vowed to win one for coach Tyrone Willingham, fired at the end of the regular season. But Sammie Stroughter's 52-yard punt return and Derrick Doggett's blocked punt helped Oregon State to an early 21-0 lead.

Independence Bowl Iowa St. 17, Miami, Ohio 13

SHREVEPORT, La. - Stevie Hicks and quarterback Bret Meyer each had more than 100 yards in a revived running game that carried Iowa State to a 17-13 victory over Miami of Ohio in the Independence Bowl on Tuesday night.

Meyer's weaving 23-yard run set up the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and Iowa State (7-5) held on to win a bowl game for just the second time and spoil Terry Hoeppner's final game as Miami's coach.

Hicks carried 27 times for 159 yards and scored on a 4-yard option pitch from Meyer, who had 122 yards on 23 carries. Meyer also was 10-of-28 for 114 yards passing.



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