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Pro Player Stadium
Date: Jan. 2, 2003
Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET
Constructed: 1987
Capacity: 74,916
Surface: Natural
Tickets: 888-879-2200

Interesting Fact:
Five teams won the national championship here in the 1990s -
Colorado (1990), Miami (1991), Florida State (1993), Nebraska (1994, 1997)

 

Justin Fargas capped his career with an Orange Bowl win.
Trojans Dominate
The Orange Bowl showdown between USC's Heisman winner Carson Palmer and Iowa runner-up Brad Banks never materialized, writes Wayne Drehs. USC's senior signal-caller threw for 303 yards and a touchdown in No. 5 Southern California's 38-17 dismantling of No. 3 Iowa. Palmer and the red-hot Trojans offense shredded the Hawkeyes for 28 points in the second half to blow open a game that was 10-10 at halftime. USC tailback Justin Fargas contributed 122 yards and two touchdowns in the final game of his college football journey.
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     Carson Palmer threw for 303 yards as the Trojans beat Iowa 38-17.
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