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Monday rewatch: 2001 Sun Bowl

Washington St. v Washington X Thompson

We’re going to have to wait a year to see whether Washington State extends its bowl game streak to six straight seasons in which games were played, but until then we can now re-live one of the previous bowl classics thanks to YouTube.

Earlier this summer the YouTube user PigDog Video2001 blessed us with the 2001 Sun Bowl. Thanks PigDog.

I hadn’t previously watched this game, so it was a bit jarring to see Kyle Orton. It was just as jarring to see him attempt 74 passes in a game in 2001. Who does he think he is, Connor Halliday?

Unfortunately for Orton, the Cougars had Lamont Thompson. Thompson finished the game with 10 tackles, five pass deflections and two interceptions.

If you make it all the way through you can enjoy some unnecessary anxiety as Purdue recovers an on-side kick in the final two minutes trailing 33-27. I knew the result and I still expected Purdue to score.




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