The Ducks (9-4) scored 28 straight points in the third quarter to snap a four-game postseason losing streak, their first bowl win since beating Colorado 38-16 in the Fiesta Bowl after the 2001 season. The Ducks also won for the first time since losing quarterback Dennis Dixon to a knee injury in November, snapping a three-game losing streak that killed their national title hopes.
The Ducks took off on Monday, setting a slew of Sun Bowl records:
• 56 points: Most scored by a team
• 4 TD passes: Justin Roper tied for most in game (Matt Moore, 2006)
• 251 rushing yards: Jonathan Stewart gets most in game
• 28 points in third quarter: Most scored in third quarter and tied for most in any quarter (second quarter by Missouri vs. Auburn in 1973)