Oklahoma, Oregon receive $2.1M Holiday Bowl payout
SAN DIEGO -- Oklahoma and Oregon each received more than $2.1 million for participating in the 2005 Holiday Bowl, officials said Thursday.
Each of the schools received $2,130,955 -- the largest payout in the bowl's 28-year history -- for participating in the Dec. 29 game before a record crowd of 65,416 fans at Qualcomm Stadium. Oklahoma beat Oregon 17-14.
The payout, which ranked ninth among the 28 bowl games, was $44,140 higher than the the bowl's largest previous amount, which was received by Texas Tech and California after the 2004 Holiday Bowl.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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