Dec. 31 | vs. No. 18 Pittsburgh | W, 3-0
SHORT RECAP: It was redemption for the defense. A Justin Kahut 44-yard field goal in the second quarter proved the difference maker in the 75th Sun Bowl that was dominated by defensive play. DE Victor Butler was named the game's player of the game after grabbing 11 tackles, including four sacks which tied a school record. P Johnny Hekker was superb, taking home the special team player of the game honors after averaging 45.0 yards 10 punts.
KEY STAT: 0 - The number of points Pitt scored.
VIDEO: ESPN highlights
KEY QUOTE: "There was no one person who stood out. We had a scheme and we all bought into it. We wanted to go out there and prove we are a great defense. Everyone went out and played great defense. After what happened against Oregon, we wanted to go out there and prove we are a great defense.” - DE Victor Butler
Dig into BF.com's post game coverage: RECAP: Beaver defense shines like the Sun | WTS: Beavs victorious in defensive struggle | NOTES: "A good way for our seniors to go out" | QUOTES: "We slugged it out" | PHOTOS:Panthers-Beavers | STATS: OSU vs. Pitt