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Freedom Bowl Fact File : The Game

December 30, 1989|Clipbopard researched by Kathie Bozanich / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Most appearances by a team: 2 (Colorado, 1985 and 1988; BYU, 1986 and 1988; Washington making its second appearance this year) Most regular season wins by team appearing: 8 (Colorado, 1988; BYU, 1986 and 1988) Average number of tickets sold per game: 44,284 Average attendance: 35,136 Capacity seating: 66,000 Largest crowd: 51,422 (1986) Smallest crowd: 24,093 (1984) Highest temperature at kickoff: 68 degrees (1986) Lowest temperature: 42 degrees (1988) Average temperature at kickoff: 56 degrees Nicest weather at kickoff: 68 degrees, light wind, scattered clouds (1986) Most miserable weather: 55 degrees and raining (1984) Most points scored by a team: 55 (Iowa, 1984) Fewest points scored by a team: 10 (BYU, 1986) Most points scored in a half: 31 (Iowa, second half, 1984) Most points scored in one quarter: 31 (Iowa, third quarter, 1984) Scoreless halves in previous five games: 0 Scoreless quarters: 2 (1984, 1986) Scoreless fourth quarters: 1 (1984) Fewest points scored by a winning team: 20 (Washington, 1985; BYU, 1988) Most points scored by a losing team: 28 (Air Force, 1987) Average score by winning team: 32 Average score by losing team: 18 Number of first-round NFL draft choices to play in game so far: 12 Total number of NFL draft choices to play: 106 Southeastern Conference teams' record: 0-0 Pacific-10 teams' record: 3-0

THE OPPONENTS--REGULAR SEASON Number of times Florida and Washington have played each other: 0 Number of times Washington head coach Don James has faced Florida: 2 (both as a quarterback at Miami of Florida; he lost in 1952, 43-6, and won in 1953, 14-10) Number of times Florida interim head coach Gary Darnell has faced Washington: 0 Florida record under interim head coach Gary Darnell: 3-3 (.500) Washington record under Don James: 121-52-2 (.697)

THE OPPONENTS FLORIDA: WASHINGTON Record during the 1980s: FLORIDA: 76-36-3 (.661) WASHINGTON: 83-34-2 (.697)

1989 REGULAR SEASON Record: FLORIDA: 7-4 WASHINGTON: 7-4

Record in final five games: FLORIDA: 2-3 WASHINGTON: 4-1

Conference record FLORIDA: 4-3 WASHINGTON: 5-3

Conference standing: FLORIDA: tied for fourth WASHINGTON: tied for second Florida in Southeastern Conference Washington in Pacific-10 Conference

Most points scored: FLORIDA: 38 (38-13 win over Memphis St. and 38-28 win over Kentucky) WASHINGTON: (51-14 win over Oregon St.)

Net yards rushing: FLORIDA: 2,693 WASHINGTON: 1,383

Net yards passing: FLORIDA: 1,628 WASHINGTON: 2,626

Best offensive quarter, all games: FLORIDA: second (83 points) WASHINGTON: second (104 points)

Fewest points scored: FLORIDA: 7 (10-7 loss to Auburn) WASHINGTON: 16 (24-16 loss to USC)

Most points allowed: FLORIDA: 28 (38-28 win over Kentucky) WASHINGTON: 45 (45-28 loss to Colorado)

Fewest points allowed: FLORIDA: 0 (21-0 win over Mississippi St.) WASHINGTON: 6 (19-6 win over Texas A&M)

Total points scored in 11 games: FLORIDA: 261 WASHINGTON: 298

Total points allowed: FLORIDA: 168 WASHINGTON: 218

Opponents points scored in first half: FLORIDA: 57 WASHINGTON: 114

Opponents points scored in second half: FLORIDA: 111 WASHINGTON: 104

Most consecutive games won: FLORIDA: 6 WASHINGTON: 2

Most consecutive games lost: FLORIDA: 2 WASHINGTON: 3

Road record: FLORIDA: 2-1 WASHINGTON: 3-2

Common opponents: FLORIDA: none WASHINGTON: none

THE SCHOOLS AND THE BOWLS Bowl game record: FLORIDA: 8-9 WASHINGTON: 10-7-1

Number of times played in a bowl game in California: FLORIDA: 0 WASHINGTON: 11

First bowl game appearance: FLORIDA: 1953 Gator Bowl (defeated Tulsa, 14-13) WASHINGTON: 1924 Rose Bowl (tied Navy, 14-14)

Record in bowls against PAC-10 teams: FLORIDA: 0-1 (lost to UCLA 20-16 in 1987 Aloha Bowl) WASHINGTON: (not applicable)

Record in bowls against SEC teams: FLORIDA: (not applicable) WASHINGTON: 0-2 (lost to Alabama twice, 20-19 in 1926 Rose Bowl and 28-6 in 1986 Sun Bowl)

Most consecutive calendar years in a bowl game: FLORIDA: 4 (1980-'83) WASHINGTON: 3 (1981-'83 and 1985-'87)

Most bowl games in a calendar year: FLORIDA: 1 (17 times) WASHINGTON: 2 (1982, 1985)

Most points scored in a bowl game: FLORIDA: 35 (1980 Tangerine Bowl win over Maryland, 35-20) WASHINGTON: 53 (1938 Pineapple Bowl win over Hawaii, 53-13)

Fewest points scored in a bowl game: FLORIDA: 0 (1975 Gator Bowl loss to Maryland, 13-0) WASHINGTON: 0 (1937 and 1944 Rose Bowl losses to Pittsburgh, 21-0, and USC, 29-0)

Fewest points scored in winning bowl game: FLORIDA: 13 (1960 Gator Bowl win over Baylor, 13-12) WASHINGTON: 14 (1979 Sun Bowl win over Texas, 14-7)

Average points scored in bowl games: FLORIDA: 14 (in 17 games) WASHINGTON: 19 (in 18 games)

Average points allowed in bowl games: FLORIDA: 16 WASHINGTON: 16

Record in odd-number year bowl games: FLORIDA: 4-5 WASHINGTON: 5-3

Average points scored by both teams in bowl game appearances: FLORIDA: 31 WASHINGTON: 35

Biggest point spread in bowl game win: FLORIDA: 15 (1967 Orange Bowl 27-12 over Georgia Tech and 1980 Tangerine Bowl 35-20 over Maryland) WASHINGTON: 40 (1938 Pineapple Bowl 53-13 win over Hawaii)

Biggest point spread in bowl game loss: FLORIDA: 23 (1977 Sun Bowl loss to Texas A&M, 37-14) WASHINGTON: 29 (1944 Rose Bowl loss to USC, 29-0)

ET CETERA Number of Orange County players in this year's game: FLORIDA: 0 WASHINGTON: 1 (P.A. Emerson, Irvine, defensive end)

Number of Southern California players: FLORIDA: 2 WASHINGTON: 19

Number of California players: FLORIDA: 2 WASHINGTON: 32

Percentage of players from California: FLORIDA: 3 WASHINGTON: 27

Percentage of players from same state as college: FLORIDA: 87 WASHINGTON: 52

Number of seniors on roster: FLORIDA: 16 WASHINGTON: 18

Source: Freedom Bowl Inc.

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