Canes Stumble In Peach Bowl
Dec. 30, 2005
Making his first career start, Matt Flynn threw for two touchdowns as No. 10 LSU beat No. 10 LSU defeated No. 10 Miami, 40-3.
Flynn spearheaded a 17-point outburst in the second quarter with touchdown passes of 51 yards to Craig Davis and four yards to running back Joseph Addai that gave the Tigers (11-2) an 20-3 advantage at the break. He completed 13-of-22 passes for 196 yards without a turnover.
With Flynn directing the offense, LSU rolled up 301 yards in the first half.
The Hurricanes (9-3) suffered their worst bowl loss in their illustrious history, surpassing a 29-0 defeat to Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl in 1994.
On Miami’s first possession, Devon Hester lined up at tailback and receiver and also took a direct snap at quarterback. Hester had two catches for 40 yards and six carries for 24 yards.
Hester had a 24-yard run on the possession to set up a field goal. But overall, the junior and the Hurricanes were contained.
Miami’s Kyle Wright completed 10-of-21 passes for 100 yards.
Jon Peattie kicked a 21-yard field goal to open the scoring in the first quarter for Miami, which lost just its second bowl in its last nine contests.