2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: LSU 40, Miami 3
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Editor's Note: Leading up to the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta, LSUsports.net will take a look back at LSU's four victories in the bowl. LSU has never lost a Chick-fil-A Bowl. Here's a look back at the 2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.).
2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
LSU 40, Miami 3
December 30, 2005
Georgia Dome (65,620)
Matt Flynn, subbing for an injured JaMarcus Russell, threw for 196 yards and a pair of touchdowns in leading 10th-ranked LSU to its most lopsided bowl victory ever in a 40-3 win over ninth-ranked Miami in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Joseph Addai, playing in his final game in an LSU uniform, rushed for 130 yards and a score, as the Tigers dominated the final three quarters of the contest.
With the scored tied at 3-3 at the end of the first quarter, the Tiger defense took over as LSU limited the Hurricanes to just two first downs and only 38 yards of offense over the final three quarters of the game. In all, Miami managed only six first downs and 153 yards of offense in the contest as LSU put together its most complete game of the season.
With the Tiger defense holding the Hurricane offense at bay, the LSU offense came alive in the second quarter, first with a 51-yard TD pass from Flynn to Craig Davis. After a 47-yard field goal by Chris Jackson that put LSU up 13-3, the Tigers went on a nine-play drive just before the break, capped with a four-yard pass from Flynn to Addai to stretch the lead to 20-3 at halftime.
The game was never in question after that as the Tigers added a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter followed by a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter. For the contest, LSU piled up 468 yards of offense, including 272 yards on the ground. Flynn, starting for the first time in his career, earned offensive MVP honors, while Melvin Oliver was named the game's defensive MVP after recording five tackles, two tackles for losses and a sack.