- 2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl
Name=2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl
December 31, 2005
Visitor School=University of South Florida
Visitor Name Short=South Florida
Home School=North Carolina State University
Home Name Short=NC State
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, North Carolina
The 2005 edition to the Meineke Car Care Bowl featured the South Florida, and the NC State Wolfpack. The game was the fourth edition to this bowl game, as well as the only shutout in the game's history. It also remains the only shutout South Florida has ever suffered. South Florida was in its first bowl in program history.
The game was a defensive slugfest the entire way through. Quarterback
Marcus Stonethrew a 9 yard touchdown pass to Brian Clarkto put NC State up 7-0. With 19 seconds left in the half, Andre Brownscored on a 1 yard touchdown run. South Florida had scoring chances, but didn't capitalize on any. They had 2 lost fumbles, and 1 interception in the end zone.
NC State capped a marvelous finish, finishing at 7-5, after starting the season 2-4. South Florida finished the game with 295 yards of total offense, including 118 rushing yards by
Andre Hall. Overall, NC State's defense played magnificiently. Stephen Tullochwas named the game's MVP by recording 15 tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble.
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