Take a walk down memory lane as we recap some of the most memorable moments in our history!
2010: North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27 (2OT). North Carolina won in double overtime after a controversial penalty that stopped the clock and allowed UNC to kick a field goal that sent the game into overtime. The bowl set records for attendance and TV ratings as 69,143 people packed the stands and it scored a 4.92 rating on ESPN.
2014: Notre Dame 31, LSU 28. Notre Dame kicked a last second field goal to win this record breaking game with the largest lead only being 3 points. Altogether, ten different Bowl records were broken; six of them were by the same person (Fournette, LSU).
2007: Kentucky 35, Florida State 28. A then record-setting crowd of 68,661 was in attendance and was not disappointed, with a high-scoring affair that featured nearly 1,000 yards of total offense.
2000: West Virginia 49, Ole Miss 38. Ole Miss put in freshman quarterback Eli Manning in the second half after trailing 35-9 at halftime and Manning completed 12-of-20 passes for 167 yards and three scores and led his team to 22 unanswered fourth-quarter points. Although Ole Miss didn’t win, this was considered Manning’s coming-out party. West Virginia gave retiring coach Don Nehlen his final career victory.
2008: Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14. Vanderbilt made its first bowl appearance since 1982 and did it at home, with the commodores winning their first bowl in 53 years by upsetting Boston College.
2012: Hometown Vanderbilt wrapped up its best season since 1915 and won nine games for only the third time ever, with Jordan Rodgers throwing for two scores and running for another in a 38-24 victory over North Carolina State.
2015: Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21. Louisville true freshmen Quarterback, Lamar Jackson, broke individual game records for most yards rushing (226) and most total yards of offense (453). He also tied the record for most rushing touchdowns in a game. Louisville broke the record for total yards of rushing (307), marking Louisville's first win against Texas A&M in school history.
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