Saturday, December 29, 2007

Going Nuts Over the Emerald Bowl

Maryland and Oregon State squared off Friday night in the Emerald Bowl at AT&T Park in San Francisco, and Image of Sport was on hand to chronicle the Beavers' 21-14 victory. You can view the entire gallery by clicking here.

This, ladies and gentlemen, was a heavyweight event. Check out Maryland's Ralph Friedgen, above, whose team finished 6-7, the Terrapins' third losing record in the past four seasons.

Oregon State quarterback Sean Canfield, right, completed only eight of 14 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown, but he didn't have to be sharp because he handed the workload to Yvenson Bernard, below, who cut through the Maryland defense for 177 rushing yards.
A small, wet and pro-Oregon State crowd of 32,517 attended the game and watched afterward as Oregon State took home the hardware. That's Gary Cavalli, below left, the co-founder and the only executive director in the Emerald Bowl's six-year history. No wonder Cavalli's smiling. You might recall an earlier story pointing out that his compensation package for running the bowl was $362,018 in 2006. "Frankly, my compensation package is none of your business,” Cavalli said.

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