|1997 Norwest Sun Bowl|
|Date||December 31, 1997|
|Stadium||Sun Bowl Stadium|
|Location||El Paso, Texas|
|Payout||US$1,000,000 per team|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Tim Ryan and Terry Donahue|
After a scoreless first quarter, Arizona State scored first, with a 35-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Steve Campbell to wide receiver Lenzie Jackson to give ASU an early 7–0 lead. Kicker Robert Nycz kicked a 20-yard field goal to increase the lead to 10–0.
In the third quarter, running back Michael Martin scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to give ASU a 17–0 lead. In the fourth quarter, quarterback Randy Reiners threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Richard Carter.