College Football and Bowl Notes – Jan. 1, 2019

by BoCarter | Posted on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
 clemson_alabamaIt is Alabama vs. Clemson for the third time in four years (interrupted by Alabama’s 26-20 overtime triumph over Georgia for the 2017 title) in Monday’s College Football Championship at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Bama downed No. 4 seed Oklahoma 45-34 in the Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla., while No. 2 seed Clemson topped No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 in the 83rd annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl semifinal at Arlington, Texas. The Crimson Tide and Tigers are the first pair of unbeaten teams (both 14-0) to play in the CFP finals during the five-year history of the playoff. Clemson (then 13-0) and ND (12-0) were the first duo of undefeated squad ever to meet in the CFP semifinals.
NFF College Hall of Fame Facts
Some notable birthdates in NFF College Hall of Fame annals in the Dec. 31-Jan. 6 time period are Dec. 31 (1875) Charles Rinehart, Uniontown, N.J.; (1918) Ray Graves, Knoxville, Tenn.; (1928) Hugh McElhenny, Los Angeles, Calif.; (1932) Don James, Massillon, Ohio; Jan. 1 (1901) Century Milstead, Rock Island, Ill.; (1901) Frank Sundstrom, Middleton, N.Y.; (1925) Jack Cloud, Britton, Okla.; (1927) Doak Walker, Dallas, Texas; (1936) Don Nehlen, Canton, Ohio; (1940) Mike McKeever, Cheyenne, Wyo.; (1962) Pierce Holt, Marlin, Texas; (1967) Derrick Thomas, Miami, Fla.; Jan. 2 (1890) Vince Pazzetti, Wellesley, Mass.; (1912) Tony Blazine, Canton, Ill.; (1930) Bob Williams, Cumberland, Md.; (1959) Darrin Nelson, Sacramento, Calif.; Jan. 4 (1898) Jess Neely, Smyrna, Tenn.; (1898) Jack Harding, Avoca, Pa.; (1925) Johnny Lujack, Connellsville, Pa.; Jan. 5 (1891) Hube Wagner, Monaca, Pa.; (1892) John Beckett, Eight Mile, Ore.; (1910) Ed Widseth, Gonvick, Minn.; (1919) Al Blozis, Garfield, N.J.; (1921) Paul Governali, New York City; (1924) Arnold Tucker, Miami, Fla.; (1938) E.J. Holub, Schulenburg, Texas; (1926) Buddy Young, Chicago, Ill.; (1965) Tracy Ham, Gainesville, Fla.; Dec. 6 (1910) Doyt Perry, Croton, Ohio; (1913) John Weller, Atlanta, Ga.; (1937) Lou Holtz, Follansbee, W.Va.; (1947) Frank Loria, Clarksburg, W.Va.; (1964) Charles Haley, Lynchburg, Va.
Notable anniversary death dates for Hall of Famers are Dec. 31 (1967) Bishop Frank Juhan, Sewanee, Tenn.; (1992) Bill Spears, Harriman, Tenn.; Jan. 1 (1968) Andy Oberlander, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; (1991) Edgar Miller, Annapolis, Md.; Jan. 2 (1999) Raymond “Rags” Matthews, Ft. Worth, Texas; Jan. 3 (1954) Gus Dorais, Birmingham, Mich.; (1969) Buzz Borries, West Orange, Fla.; (2003) Sid Gillman, Carlsbad, Calif.; Jan. 4 (1943) Bill Edwards, New York, N.Y.; (2000) Tom Fears, Palm Desert, Calif.; (2013) Pete Elliott, Canton, Ohio; (2018) Carmen Cozza, New Haven, Conn.; Dec. 5 (1975) Claude “Monk” Simons, New Orleans, La.
Happy birthdays to NFF College Hall of Fame members Jan. 1 Pierce Holt, Jan. 2 Darrin Nelson, Sacramento, Calif.; Jan. 5 Arnold Tucker (a spry 95), E.J. Holub (a spry 80), Tracy Ham…
East Tennessee State and Vanderbilt will play for the first time in grid history next Nov. 23 in Nashville, Tenn….The 2019 Duke-Notre Dame encounter will be a national telecast on the new ACC Network cable vision…New Mexico State’s 2019 slate features Alabama, Ole Miss, and Washington State…Auburn scored a bowl-record 56 points in the first half of a 63-14 win over Purdue…Appalachian State will host The Citadel in 2022 and Gardner-Webb in 2023…Baylor now is 3-0 all-time against Vanderbilt of the Southeastern Conference. The schools’ meeting in the recent Academy Sports + Outdoors Bowl (45-38 BU victory) was their first meeting since 1954…Erskine (S.C.) has officially re-launched its football program for the first time since 1951 and sports an attractive football helmet logo design.
Purdue student and courageous cancer battler Tyler Trent was the Boilermakers honorary captain for the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl…Vanderbilt players, coaches and administrators packed 22,000-plus ready-made meals for underserved families in the Houston area to honor late teammate Turner Cockrell who passed away after battling cancer in November. The VU team also wore memorial No. 82 insignias on its helmets during the regular and bowl seasons…NFF Board member and Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones and his team honored three veterans with a combined 300 years on earth as part of a World War II salute after the Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day remembrance. The three honored vets were Ernest Grubbs (101 years old), Raymond Hitt (100) and Sidney Walton (99)…Duncanville (Texas) HS standout Marquez Beason was featured as an adopted youngster by his aunt, uncle and relatives after he required legal guardianship in 2011.
Miami (Fla.) head coach Mark Richt has retired with the Hurricanes and has been replaced by former UM defensive coordinator Manny Diaz…Florida head coach Dan Mullen was lauded for turning the Gators around from 4-8 in 2017 to 10-3 in ’18 and for a 44-point turnaround in games against Michigan the last two campaigns…Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer will become an assistant director of athletics at OSU and will teach management and leadership courses at the university beginning in 2019…Houston head coach Major Applewhite will not return in 2019 after two years of running the UH program, a 15-11 overall coaching mark and two bowl appearances…Appalachian State named former FIU assistant AD Ken Dorsey as an offensive assistant coach…Former Toledo running backs coach Kerry Dixon is headed to Georgia Tech wide receivers coach…Kansas State named former North Dakota State assistant Courtney Messingham as its new offensive coordinator…Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey received a one-year extension through the 2023 season…TCU head coach Gary Patterson ran his personal head coaching record against Pac-12 Conference schools to 7-0 after the Horned Frogs downed California 10-7 in overtime at the Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz….Kurt Roper is the new quarterbacks coach at NC State…Rutgers chose Henry Baker as defensive backs coach and passing defense coordinator…Longtime former college head coach Rich Rodriguez has stated an interest in becoming offensive coordinator at Ole Miss…Veteran (10 seasons) Kansas State offensive line coach Charlie Dickey is not returning for 2019 while 35-year defensive line coach at KSU Mo Lattimore is retiring. Veteran K-State special teams coach Sean Snyder will remain with the football program in an off-field capacity…Former Marshall defensive coordinator Adam Fuller is a new defensive assistant coach on the Memphis staff…Northwestern head coach and NFFL College Hall of Fame LB Pat Fitzgerald may interview for the head coach’s position with the NFL Green Bay Packers after the Wildcats bowl game Monday night…Western Michigan did not renew the contracts of selected head coaches while WMU assistants Ashton Aikens (wide receivers), Nick Sanchez (cornerbacks) and David Duggan (linebackers) have joined the Massachusetts coaching staff…Georgia Tech expects to add former Temple offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude and outside linebackers coach Larry Knight to its new staff…Incoming Navy defensive coordinator Brian Newberry will rejoin fellow Kennesaw State defensive ends coach Kevin Downing and outside linebackers coach P.J. Volker on the 2019 Midshipmen’s staff…The South Bend Tribune penned a sterling piece on Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly behind the scenes…Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, a native of Ohio, has been mentioned for the open offensive coordinator’s post at Ohio State…Former Utah State tight end Keegan Andersen has been named director of player personnel for USU…Appalachian State tabbed Eric Link as special teams coordinator and Ted Roof as defensive coordinator…Georgia Tech added former Buffalo Bulls strength and conditioning coach Lewis Caralla to its new staff along with Kerry Dixon as wide receivers coach…Georgia’s Allstate Sugar Bowl appearance has netted outstanding bonus payments by contract for head coach Kirby Smart and his staff…Indiana named Kane Wommack as its new defensive coordinator…Kansas State has added new assistant coaches Ted Monachino (defensive coordinator), Brian Anderson (running backs) and Van Malone (cornerbacks)…Former Maryland defensive assistant coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim was named defensive coordinator at Massachusetts…Florida Atlantic assistant coach John Garrison is coming to NC State as offensive line coach…Former Rutgers and USF head coach Greg Schiano is weighing his options at Ohio State after the retirement of head coach Urban Meyer…USF offensive line coach Matt Mattox is taking an assistant’s position at McNeese State…Georgia Tech fans and coaching friends of retiring head coach Paul Johnson weighed in on his legacy at Tech…Charlotte tabbed Alex Atkins as offensive coordinator…Former Wisconsin running backs coach John Settle has been offered the same position at Louisville.
Hometowns of more 2018 college head coaches – San Jose State: Brent Brennan, Redwood City, Calif.; Sewanee: Travis Rundle, Albion, Mich.; Simpson: Matt Jeter, Des Moines, Iowa; South Alabama: Steve Campbell, Pensacola, Fla.; South Carolina: Will Muschamp, Rome, Ga.
CFP selection committee chair Rob Mullens gave a pledge of support to the Pac-12 Conference and commissioner Larry Scott…Houston president Dr. Renu Khator is conducting a full review and evaluation of the Cougars football program in coming weeks…California Chancellor Dr. Carol Christ has called for more unity between academia and Golden Bears athletics in 2019…Memphis named Steven Martin athletics development consultant…Tennessee assistant AD for communications Tom Satkowiak spoke of the long wait for his liver transplant and support of friends and family…Miami (Fla.) AD Blake James spoke to the media about the recent hiring of Manny Diaz as head coach…Montana AD Kent Haslam discussed the Grizzlies 2018 football season and serving on the prestigious NCAA FCS playoff selection committee…Longtime college athletics publicist Todd Bell is leaving Alabama to accept a position in the Minneapolis, Minn., area.
Clemson’s 2018 squad joined Florida State in 2013 as the only two teams in Atlantic Coast Conference history to eclipse 600 points in one season…Conference USA announced its cross-divisional opponents and sites for the 2019 and 2020 seasons…Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham and Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott expressed differing views in a Salt Lake City, Utah, Deseret News story about possible expansion of the current four-team College Football Playoff. The Pac-12 also is looking at possible outside financing by regional equity business and sponsor partners.
Last week’s cancellation of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl in Dallas between Boise State and Boston College because of severe weather throughout the day was the first NCAA FBS/Division I-A bowl cancellation since a bowl game Hawai’i was slated to host in Honolulu in 1941. The bombing of Pearl Harbor and extensive damage in Honolulu forced cancellation of that contest pitting Hawai’i and an unnamed opponent…There have been 29 bowl games played through Dec. 30, and the updating Sunday+++BC+++, and the conference leads the ESPN Conference Cup Challenge with ++++ victories…BIOLASE has become a related sponsor for both the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces and the SERVPRO First Responder Bowls…Longtime (22 years) Goodyear Cotton Bowl volunteer and field level coordinator Tyler Allen was the Volunteer Spotlight in the 83rd annual Classic’s superb media guide and record book…College football bowl attendance will top one million for the 22nd consecutive season (since 1997) after Monday’s six postseason extravaganzas. Through 27 games, the post-2018 bowls have attracted 967,047 fans. With the weather cancellation of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, the 39-nowl slate will be the fewest postseason tussles since 39 in post-2014. The 2010-11 bowl season remains as the record for highest total turnouts. Incidentally, The best attendance average for bowl tilts remains as 65,178 for the eight bowls in post 1966-67 with an attendance of 521,427. Here are totals for the last eight bowl campaigns prior to 2018-19.
Total 2017-18 Attendance 40 Bowls: 1,620,253, average: 40,506
Total 2016-17 Attendance 41 Bowls: 1,710,424, average: 41,718
Total 2015-16 Attendance 41 bowls: 1,797,798, average: 43,849
Total 2014-15 Attendance 39 bowls: 1,730,624, average: 44,372
Total 2013-14 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,714,617, average: 48,989
Total 2012-13 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,722,824, average: 49,224
Total 2011-12 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,765,224, average: 50,435
Total 2010-11 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,822,387 (record), average: 52,068
In the 40 overtime games played in FBS postseason skirmishes since overtimes were tried on an experimental basis in post-1995, the SEC and Big Ten Conference lead with a total of 14 extra-stanza games and identical 8-6 records (including the intra-SEC 26-23 win by Alabama over Georgia in the 2017 CFP championship fracas). The AAC (2-0) and Mid-American Conference (3-0) also are undefeated in overtime bowl clashes…Goodyear has extended its sponsorship with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas, with length of extension and final terms not disclosed.
Wisconsin soph RB Jonathan Taylor broke the 2,000-yard rushing barrier for the second year in succession as the Badgers downed Miami (Fla.) 35-3 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. He gained 205 yards in his season finale as the 2018 Doak Walker Award honoree…Freshman RB Mohamed Ibrahim ran for a career-high 224 yards to lead Minnesota past Georgia Tech 34-10 in the final game for retiring Tech head coach Paul Johnson…Baylor QB Charlie Brewer became the second member of his family to be named MVP in a bowl game as he led Baylor past Vanderbilt 45-38 in the Academy Sports & Outdoors Houston Bowl Dec. 27. Brewer passed for 384 yards and rushed for a career-high 109 yards on 16 tries to account for three touchdowns. His father Robert Brewer was Offensive MVP of the 1982 Goodyear Cotton Bowl in a 14-12 win over Alabama, and his grandfather Charles Brewer played quarterback at Texas from 1953-55…Oklahoma QB and 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray overcame an early-week illness to pilot the Sooners against Alabama…There is a 30-plus-player database provided by the NCAA for FBS and FCS players deciding on possibly when and where to transfer if both participating schools agree…Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush is one of the possible transfers for 2019 in the NCAA database along with Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson. The database includes graduate transfers for third or fourth seasons at another college with immediate eligibility…Texas A&M LB Otaro Alaka was slowed during practice and remains doubtful for the A&M-NC State bowl spectacular. Aggies RB Trayveon Williams also plans to start for the Aggies in spite of rumors he may opt out of his senior season in ‘19…Former Utah QB Jack Tuttle has transferred to Indiana…Michigan OT Juwann Bushell-Beatty was one of four Wolverines who decided to sit out the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl against Florida and opt for early entrance into the 2019 NFL Draft…Georgia Tech suspended LB Charlie Thomas prior to the Quick Lane Bowl…California graduate transfer RB Tre’ Watson of Texas’ 2018 squad was cited as a successful and impactful mover to another FBS power…Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins and RB Mike Weber formally have declared their intentions for the 2019 NFL Draft…Oregon QB Justin Herbert will return for his senior year in August…Alabama has worked around the loss of three players for its CFP championship game due to NCAA suspensions…Boise State’s second-leading tackler Tyson Maeva missed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl after being suspended on Dec. 24…Clemson all-star DL Dexter Lawrence cheered on the Tigers from the sidelines against Notre Dame last week.
The new Oklahoma State baseball stadium is expected to bring more high-end recruits and a renewed fan base with its many amenities and ease of seating…Notre Dame is conducting a complete evaluation of football facilities and staffing for the 2019 season. Fighting Irish personnel are gearing up for Tuesday’s NH: matchup at Notre Dame Stadium between the Chicago Black Hawks and Boston Bruins.
NFF College Hall of Fame member Randy White has been appearing at several empowering seniors’ events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with advice to seniors on retirement, health and financial issues…Legendary Arizona Wildcats and Tucson, Ariz., sports entrepreneur Burt Kinerk was presented the Jim Click Spirit of the Community Award at the Nova Loans Arizona Bowl last Saturday…Former Penn State great, NFL team executive and television commentator Matt Millen received a successful heart transplant.
Montana State radio play-by-play voice for MSU football and men’s basketball Jay Sanderson has stepped down to assist with urgent family health issues
Kevin Gilmore of Cal State Monterey Bay, Bruce Unrue of UT Dallas, Ira Thor of New Jersey City U., Eric Rhew of UNCW, and Robert Gawrys of North Greenville were featured subjects and opinion makers in the popular CoSIDA Open Forum discussion link on CoSIDA.com…CoSIDA Hall of Fame members Doug Vance (also CoSIDA executive director) and Bud Ford of Tennessee were two key media assistants for the CFP semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl. Their wives and families also assisted with pregame operations and media registration…NFF 2018 William V. Campbell Award recipient Christian Wilkins of Clemson and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa are pacesetters on the 64th annual 2018 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America team…
North Dakota State and Eastern Washington will meet in the NCAA Division I championship Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, at 11 a.m. (CST). Those schools have combined to win eight of the last nine FCS national trophies. This is the ninth consecutive year for the DI finals to be played at Toyota Stadium…
2018-19 Bowl Schedules, Results, Attendance – 39 Bowls (All Times EST)
(Through Games of Dec. 31 – 33 Bowls)
Saturday, Dec. 15 – Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, North Carolina A&T 24. Alcorn State 22, Atlanta (31,672)
AutoNation Cure Bowl, Tulane 41, Louisiana 24, Camping World Stadium, Orlando (19,066)
Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Utah State 52, North Texas 13, Albuquerque, N.M. (25,387)
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl, Fresno State 31, Arizona State 20, Las Vegas (37,146)
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, Georgia Southern 23, Eastern Michigan 21, Montgomery, Ala. (17,710)
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Appalachian State 45, Middle Tennessee 13, New Orleans (23,942)
Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl, UAB 37, Northern Illinois 13, Boca Raton, Fla. (22,614)
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – DXL Frisco Bowl, Ohio 27, San Diego State 0, Frisco, Texas (11,029)
Thursday, Dec. 20 – Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, Marshall 38, USF 20, Tampa, Fla. (14,135)
Friday, Dec. 21 – Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, FIU 35, Toledo 32, Nassau, Bahamas (13,510)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, BYU 49, Western Michigan 18, Boise, Idaho (18,711)
Saturday, Dec. 22 – Jared Birmingham Bowl, Wake Forest 37, Memphis 34, Birmingham, Ala. (25,717)
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Army West Point 70, Houston 14, Fort Worth, Texas, (44,738)
Dollar General Bowl, Troy 42, Buffalo 38, Mobile, Ala. (31,818)
SoFi Hawai’i Bowl – Louisiana Tech 31, at Hawai’i 14, Honolulu, (30,911)
Wednesday, Dec. 26 – SERVPRO First Responders Bowl, Boise State vs. Boston College, Dallas, Texas, game cancelled by severe weather
Quick Lane Bowl – Minnesota 34, Georgia Tech 10, Detroit, Mich. (27,228)
Cheez-It Bowl – TCU 10, California 7, Phoenix, Ariz. (33,121)
Thursday, Dec. 27 – Walk On’s Independence Bowl, Duke 56, Temple 35 Shreveport, La. (27,492)
New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Wisconsin 35, Miami (Fla.) 3, Bronx, N.Y. (37,821)
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl – Baylor 45, Vanderbilt 38, Houston, Texas (51,104)
Friday, Dec. 28 – Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Auburn 63, Purdue 14, Nashville, Tenn. (59,024)
Camping World Bowl – Syracuse 34, West Virginia 18, Orlando, Fla. (41,125)
Valero Alamo Bowl – Washington State 28, Iowa State 26, San Antonio, Texas (60,675)
Saturday, Dec. 29 – Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Florida 41, Michigan 15, Atlanta, Ga. (74,006)
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl – Nevada 16, Arkansas State 13, Tucson, Ariz. (32,368)
Belk Bowl – Virginia 28, South Carolina 0, Charlotte, N.C. (48,263)
Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Clemson 30, Notre Dame 3, Arlington, Texas (72,183)
Capital One Orange Bowl – Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34, Miami Gardens, Fla. (66,203)
Monday, Dec. 31 – Military Bowl, Cincinnati 35, Virginia Tech 31, Annapolis, Md. (32,832)
Hyundai Sun Bowl – Stanford 14, Pittsburgh 13, El Paso, Texas (40,680)
San Francisco Bowl – Oregon 7, Michigan State 6, Santa Clara, Calif. (30,212)
Auto Zone Liberty Bowl – Oklahoma State 38, Missouri 33, Memphis, Tenn. (51,587)
SDCCU Holiday Bowl – Northwestern 31, Utah 20, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif. (47,007)
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl – Texas A&M 52, NC State 13, Jacksonville, Fla. (38,206)
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 – Outback Bowl, Iowa vs. Mississippi State, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla., Noon, ESPN2
VRBO Citrus Bowl – Kentucky vs. Penn State, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla., 1 p.m., ABC
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – LSU vs. UCF, U. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 1 p.m., ESPN
Rose Bowl – Ohio State vs. Washington, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m., ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl – Georgia vs. Texas, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La., 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Monday, Jan. 7 – CFP National Championship, Semifinal Winners, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif., 8 p.m., ESPN
Date Bowl Name Location Telecast Time (All Times EST) Attendance
Conference Records in 2018-19 Bowls (39 Bowls) – Through 33 Bowls/Dec. 31
AAC 2-4
ACC 5-5
Big Ten 3-3
Big 12 3-3
C-USA 4-2
Independents 2-1
MAC 1-5
MWC 3-2
Pac-12 3-3
SEC 4-3
Sun Belt 3-2
Total 2018-19 Attendance 33 Bowls: 1,207,571, average: 36,593
Total 2017-18 Attendance 40 Bowls: 1,620,253, average: 40,506
Total 2016-17 Attendance 41 Bowls: 1,710,424, average: 41,718
Total 2015-16 Attendance 41 bowls: 1,797,798, average: 43,849
Total 2014-15 Attendance 39 bowls: 1,730,624, average: 44,372
Total 2013-14 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,714,617, average: 48,989
Total 2012-13 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,722,824, average: 49,224
Total 2011-12 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,765,224, average: 50,435
Total 2010-11 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,822,387 (record), average: 52,068
Total 2009-10 Attendance 34 bowls: 1,769,886, average: 52,055
Total 2008-09 Attendance 34 bowls: 1,773,882, average: 52,173
Total 2007-08 Attendance 32 bowls: 1,733,503, average: 54,172
Total 2006-07 Attendance 32 bowls: 1,699,637, average: 53,114
Total 2005-06 Attendance 28 bowls: 1,431,218, average: 51,115
Total 2004-05 Attendance 28 bowls: 1,492,001, average: 53,286
Total 2003-04 Attendance 28 bowls: 1,458,757, average: 52,098
Total 2002-03 Attendance 28 bowls: 1,416,103, average: 50,575
Total 2001-02 Attendance 25 bowls: 1,291,557, average: 51,766
Total 2000-01 Attendance 23 bowls: 1,241,109, average: 51,662
Total 1999-00 Attendance 23 bowls: 1,241,109, average: 53,961
Total 1998-99 Attendance 22 bowls: 1,224,414, average: 55,655
Total 1997-98 Attendance 20 bowls: 1,083,244, average: 54,162
Total 1996-97 Attendance 18 bowls: 985,292, average: 54,738
Total 1995-96 Attendance 18 bowls: 1,021,466, average: 56,748
Total 1994-95 Attendance 19 bowls: 1,064,640, average: 56,034
Total 1993-94 Attendance 19 bowls: 1,036,950, average: 54,576
Total 1992-93 Attendance 18 bowls: 973,570, average: 54,087
Total 1991-92 Attendance 18 bowls: 1,049,694, average: 58,316
Total 1990-91 Attendance 19 bowls: 1,048,306, average: 55,174
Total 1989-90 Attendance 19 bowls: 1,047,772, average: 58,210
Total 1988-89 Attendance 17 bowls: 937,323, average: 55,137
Total 1987-88 Attendance 18 bowls: 995,830, average: 55,324
Total 1986-87 Attendance 18 bowls: 958,933, average: 53,274
Total 1985-86 Attendance 18 bowls: 975,756, average: 54,209
Total 1984-85 Attendance 18 bowls: 977,374, average: 54,299
Total 1983-84 Attendance 16 bowls: 867,319, average: 54,207
Total 1982-83 Attendance 16 bowls: 919,193, average: 57,450
Total 1981-82 Attendance 16 bowls: 871,594, average: 54,475
Total 1980-81 Attendance 15 bowls: 856,730, average: 57,115
Total 1979-80 Attendance 15 bowls: 865,236, average: 57,682
Total 1978-79 Attendance 15 bowls: 726,064, average: 48,404
Total 1977-78 Attendance 13 bowls: 730,078, average: 56,160
Total 1976-77 Attendance 12 bowls: 660,429, average: 55,036
Total 1975-76 Attendance 11 bowls: 650,881, average: 59,171
Total 1974-75 Attendance 11 bowls: 597,079, average: 54,280
Total 1973-74 Attendance 11 bowls: 631,229, average: 57,384
Total 1972-73 Attendance 11 bowls: 668,461, average: 60,769
Total 1971-72 Attendance 12 bowls: 668,031, average: 55,669
Total 1970-71 Attendance 11 bowls: 623,072, average: 56,643
Total 1969-70 Attendance 11 bowls: 649,915, average: 59,083
Total 1968-69 Attendance 10 bowls: 585,621, average: 58,562
Total 1967-68 Attendance 9 bowls: 532,113, average: 59,124
Total 1966-67 Attendance 8 bowls: 521,427, average: 65,178 (record avg.)
Total 1965-66 Attendance 8 bowls: 482,106, average: 60,263
Total 1964-65 Attendance 8 bowls: 448,541, average: 56,068
Total 1963-64 Attendance 8 bowls: 460,720, average: 57,590
Total 1962-63 Attendance 10 bowls: 481,722, average: 48,172
Total 1961-62 Attendance 11 bowls: 509,654, average: 46,332
Total 1960-61 Attendance 9 bowls: 490,113, average: 54,457
Total 1959-60 Attendance 8 bowls: 481,814, average: 60,227
Total 1958-59 Attendance 7 bowls: 392,394, average 56,056
Total 1957-58 Attendance 6 bowls: 385,427, average 64,238
Total 1956-57 Attendance 6 bowls: 369,162, average 61,527
Total 1955-56 Attendance 6 bowls: 379,723, average 63,287
Total 1954-55 Attendance 6 bowls: 357,871, average 59,645
Total 1953-54 Attendance 6 bowls: 359,285, average 59,881
Total 1952-53 Attendance 6 bowls: 366,299, average 61,050
Total 1951-52 Attendance 7 bowls: 388,588, average 55,513
Total 1950-51 Attendance 8 bowls: 392,548, average 49,069
Total 1949-50 Attendance 8 bowls: 384,505, average 48,063
Total 1948-49 Attendance 13 bowls: 442,531, average 34,041
Total 1947-48 Attendance 12 bowls: 404,772, average 33,731
Total 1946-47 Attendance 10 bowls: 304,316, average 30,432
Total 1945-46 Attendance 8 bowls: 308,071, average 38,509
Total 1944-45 Attendance 5 bowls: 236,279, average 47,256
Total 1943-44 Attendance 5 bowls: 195,203, average 39,041
Total 1942-43 Attendance 5 bowls: 240,166 average 48,033
Total 1941-42 Attendance 5 bowls: 215,786 average 43,157
Total 1940-41 Attendance 5 bowls: 253,735 average 50,747
Total 1939-40 Attendance 5 bowls: 226,478 average 45,296
Total 1938-39 Attendance 5 bowls: 224,643 average 44,929
Total 1937-38 Attendance 5 bowls: 202,972 average 40,594
Total 1936-37 Attendance 6 bowls: 176,396 average 29,399
Total 1935-36 Attendance 4 bowls: 137,042 average 34,261
Total 1934-35 Attendance 3 bowls: 111,634 average 37,211
Total 1933-34 Attendance 2 bowls: 47,000 average 23,500
Total 1932-33 Attendance 1 bowl: 78,874 average 78,874
Total 1931-32 Attendance 1 bowl: 75,562 average 75,562
Total 1930-31 Attendance 1 bowl: 60,000 average 60,000
Total 1929-30 Attendance 1 bowl: 72,000 average 72,000
Total 1928-29 Attendance 1 bowl: 66,604 average 66,604
Total 1927-28 Attendance 1 bowl: 65,000 average 65,000
Total 1926-27 Attendance 1 bowl: 57,417 average 57,417
Total 1925-26 Attendance 1 bowl: 50,000 average 50,000
Total 1924-25 Attendance 3 bowls: 107,000 average 35,667
Total 1923-24 Attendance 1 bowl: 40,000 average 40,000
Total 1922-23 Attendance 2 bowls: 48,000 average 24,000
Total 1921-22 Attendance 3 bowls: 57,000 average 19,000
Total 1920-21 Attendance 2 bowls: 51,000 average 25,500
Total 1919-20 Attendance 1 bowl: 30,000 average 30,000
Total 1916-17 Attendance 1 bowl: 26,000 average 26,600
Total 1915-16 Attendance 1 bowl: 7,000 average 7,000
Total 1901-02 Attendance 1 bowl: 8,000 average 8,000
All-Time Overtime Games (First Allowed in post-1995 bowls)
1995 – Toledo (40) vs. Nevada (37), Las Vegas (OT)
1996-99 – No overtime games.
2000 – Georgia (28) vs. Purdue (25), Outback (OT)
2000 – Michigan (35) vs. Alabama (34), Orange (OT)
2000 – Miss. State (43) vs. Texas A&M (41), Independence (OT)
2001 – Marshall (64) vs. East Carolina (61), GMAC (2OT)
2002 – Wisconsin (31) vs. Colorado (28), Alamo (OT)
2003 – Ohio State (31) vs. Miami (Fla.) (24), Fiesta (2OT)
2003 – Hawai’i (54) vs. Houston (48), Hawai’i (3OT)
2004 – Georgia (34) vs. Purdue (27), Capital One (OT)
2004 – Fresno State (37) vs. Virginia (34), MPC Computers (OT)
2005 – Nevada (49) vs. UCF (48), Hawai’i (OT)
2006 – Penn State (26) vs. Florida State (23), Orange (3OT)
2006 – Texas Tech (44) vs. Minnesota (41), Insight (OT)
2007 – Boise State (43) vs. Oklahoma (42), Fiesta (OT)
2007 – Auburn (23) vs. Clemson (20), Chick-fil-A Bowl (OT)
2008 – Southern Miss (30) vs. Troy (27), New Orleans (OT)
2008 – Missouri (30) vs. Northwestern (23), Alamo (OT)
2009 – Wyoming (35) vs. Fresno State (23), New Mexico (2OT)
2010 – Auburn (38) vs. Northwestern (35), Outback (OT)
2010 – Arkansas (20) vs. East Carolina (17), Liberty (OT)
2010 – Central Michigan (44) vs. Troy (41), GMAC (2OT)
2010 – North Carolina (30) vs. Tennessee (27), Music City (2OT)
2011 – Utah (30) vs. Georgia Tech (27), Sun (OT)
2012 – Michigan State (33) vs. Georgia (30), Capital One (3OT)
2012 – Oklahoma State (41) vs. Stanford (38), Fiesta (OT)
2012 – Michigan (23) vs. Virginia Tech (20), Sugar (OT)
2012 – Virginia Tech (13) vs. Rutgers (10), Russell Athletic (OT)
2013 – None
2014 – Memphis (55) vs. BYU 48, Miami Beach (2OT)
2014 – Penn State (31) Boston College (30), New Era Pinstripe (OT)
2014 – Wisconsin 34, Auburn 31, Outback (OT)
2015 – Duke 44, Indiana 41, New Era Pinstripe (OT)
2015 – TCU 47, Oregon 41, Valero Alamo (3OT)
2016 – Army West Point 38, North Texas 31, Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas (OT)
2016 – USF 46, South Carolina 39, Birmingham (OT)
2017 – New Mexico State 26, Utah State 20, NOVA Home Loans Arizona (OT)
2017 – Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48, Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual (2OT)
2017 – Alabama 26, Georgia 23, CFP Championship (OT)
2018 – TCU 10, California 7, Cheez-It (OT)
2018 – Nevada 16, Arkansas State 13, NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl (OT)
Conference Records in 40 All-Time Overtime Games (1995-Dec. 30, 2018)
AAC 2-0
ACC 4-7
Big Ten 8-6
Big 12 5-4
C-USA 1-5
Independents 1-1
MAC 3-0
MWC 5-1
Pac-12 0-5
SEC 8-6
Sun Belt 1-3
WAC 2-2
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