The Orange Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Miami metropolitan area. It has been played annually since January 1, 1935, making it, along with the Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in the country, behind the Rose Bowl (first played 1902, played annually since 1916). The Orange Bowl is one of the New Year's Six, the top bowl games for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.
The Orange Bowl was originally held in the city of Miami at Miami Field before moving to the Miami Orange Bowl stadium in 1938. In 1996, it moved to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Since December 2014, the game has been sponsored by Capital One and officially known as the Capital One Orange Bowl. Previous sponsors include Discover Financial (2011–January 2014) and Federal Express/FedEx (1989–2010).
In its early years, the Orange Bowl had no defined conference tie-ins; it often pitted a team from the southeastern part of the country against a team from the central or northeastern states. From the 1950s until the mid-1990s, the Orange Bowl had a strong relationship with the Big Eight Conference. The champion (or runner-up in years in which the “no-repeat” rule was invoked) was invited to the bowl game in most years during this time; the 1979 Orange Bowl even had two representatives from the Big Eight. Opponents of the Big Eight varied; but were often major independents, runners-up in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), or champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since 2007, the Orange Bowl has hosted the ACC champion—unless they are involved in the national championship playoff, in which case another high-ranking ACC team team takes their place)—and has used the brand Home of the ACC Champion.
In the 1990s, the Orange Bowl was a member of the Bowl Coalition, but kept its Big Eight tie-in. It was later a member of the Bowl Alliance. From 1998 to 2013, The Orange Bowl was a member of the now-defunct Bowl Championship Series (BCS). The Orange Bowl served as the BCS National Championship Game in 2001 and 2005. However, beginning with the 2006 season, the BCS National Championship Game became a stand-alone event, hosted by the local bowl organization about one week following the New Year's Day bowl games (including the Orange Bowl). Under that format, the Orange Bowl Committee hosted two separate games in both 2009 (the 2009 Orange Bowl on January 1 and the 2009 BCS National Championship Game on January 8) and in 2013 (the 2013 Orange Bowl on January 1 and the 2013 BCS National Championship Game on January 7) at all the same venue. The BCS ended after the 2013 season, being replaced by the current College Football Playoff (CFP). The Orange Bowl has served as one of six bowls in the CFP since the 2014 season; it hosted a national semifinal following the 2015 and 2018 seasons.
|Capital One Orange Bowl|
|Stadium||Hard Rock Stadium|
|Location||Miami Gardens, Florida (Dec. 1996–1998, 2000–present)|
|Previous stadiums||Miami Field (1935–1937)|
Miami Orange Bowl (1938–Jan. 1996, 1999)
|Previous locations||Miami, Florida (1935–Jan. 1996, 1999)|
|Conference tie-ins||ACC (1999–present)|
SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame (Dec. 2014–present)
CFP (Dec. 2014–present)
|Previous conference tie-ins||Big Eight (1976–Jan. 1996)|
Big East (1999–2006)
BCS (1999–Jan. 2014)
|Payout||US$35 million/conference (As of 2009)|
Orange Bowl (1935–1988)
Federal Express Orange Bowl (1989–1993)
FedEx Orange Bowl (1994–2010)
Discover Orange Bowl (2011–Jan. 2014)
|Wisconsin vs. Miami (Wisconsin 34–24)|
|Alabama vs. Oklahoma (Alabama 45–34)|
In 1890, Pasadena, California held its first Tournament of Roses Parade to showcase the city's mild weather compared to the harsh winters in northern cities. As one of the organizers said: "In New York, people are buried in snow. Here, our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let's hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise." In 1902, the annual festival was enhanced by adding an American football game.
In 1926, leaders in Miami, Florida, decided to do the same with a "Fiesta of the American Tropics" that was centered around a New Year's Day football game. Although a second "Fiesta" was never held, Miami leaders- Earnest E Seiler, later revived the idea with the "Palm Festival" (with the slogan "Have a Green Christmas in Miami").
In 1932, George E. Hussey, official greeter of Miami, organized the first Festival of Palms Bowl, a predecessor of the Orange Bowl. With Miami suffering from both the Great Depression and the preceding Florida land bust, Hussey and other Miamians sought to help its economy by organizing a game similar to Pasadena's Rose Bowl.
Two games were played in this series at Moore Park in Miami, both pitting an invited opponent against a local team, the University of Miami. In the first game, played on January 2, 1933, Miami defeated Manhattan College 7–0. In the second game, played on New Year's Day 1934, Duquesne defeated Miami 33–7. Duquesne was coached by Elmer Layden one of the Four Horseman of Notre Dame.
These games are not recognized as bowl games by the NCAA because one team was guaranteed a berth regardless of record. However, following the success of these games, backers organized another game for New Year's Day 1935 under the Orange Bowl name. This game, unlike the Palm Festival Games, did not automatically grant a berth to one team, although the University of Miami was again a participant. For this reason, the 1935 Orange Bowl was later recognized by the NCAA as an official bowl game.
The Orange Bowl was played at Miami Field (located where Miami Orange Bowl was later built) from 1935 to 1937, the Miami Orange Bowl from 1938 to 1996 and 1999, and was moved to its current site, Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, in December 1996. The game was moved back to the namesake stadium in 1999 (which would be the final bowl game ever in the Miami Orange Bowl) because the game was played on the same day the Miami Dolphins hosted an NFL Wild Card Playoff game. Coincidentally, both of those games were aired on ABC.
On January 1, 1965, the Texas vs. Alabama Orange Bowl was the first college bowl game to be televised live in prime time.
From 1968, the game usually featured the champion of the former Big Eight Conference. When the Big Eight Conference absorbed four members of the defunct Southwest Conference in 1996, the newly formed Big 12 Conference moved its conference champion tie-in to the Fiesta Bowl. Since 1998, however, with the creation of the Bowl Championship Series system, team selection for the Orange Bowl is now tied into the other three BCS Bowls.
From 1998 to 2005, the game hosted the champion of either the ACC or Big East conferences, unless they were invited to the National Championship game, or if the Orange Bowl itself was hosting the national championship matchup.
Starting with the 2006 season, the Orange Bowl has been exclusively tied with the ACC and has used the brand Home of the ACC Champion. As one of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl games, the site of the Orange Bowl also hosted the national championship game one week after the Orange Bowl game; it did so on a four-year rotating basis with the other three BCS games (the others being the Sugar, Fiesta, and Rose Bowls).
From 1936 to 2001, the Orange Bowl Committee also sponsored a parade. In its heyday, the parade was a nighttime New Year's Eve tradition, televised nationally with lighted floats and displays going down part of Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami, FL. However ratings dropped and the national television contract was lost in 1997, causing the parade to quickly become a shell of its former self since there were no sponsors for the elaborate floats. As a result, the committee chose to bring this tradition to an end in early 2002.
The very first King Orange Jamboree Parade was held the day before the 1936 game with 30 floats at an expense of $40,000 ($653,933 in 2012 dollars). Babs Beckwith was chosen as the first Orange Bowl queen.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is locked into a 12-year deal with the Orange Bowl, so if the ACC champion qualifies for the playoffs in a year when the Orange Bowl is not a semifinal host, the next-highest ranked ACC team will play in the Orange Bowl. For the secondary tie-ins: The Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Big Ten Conference are guaranteed three appearances each, and the University of Notre Dame can play in a maximum of two games, but is not guaranteed any appearances. The ACC team's opponent in a given year will be the highest-ranked available team from the SEC, Big Ten (this always excludes the SEC and Big Ten champions. If an SEC or Big Ten team – or teams – qualify for the College Football Playoff, the next available team would also be excluded from participating in the Orange Bowl due to contractual obligations with the Sugar and Rose Bowls, respectively), and Notre Dame, subject to these constraints. Also, should this highest-ranked team create a rematch with the ACC team, the Orange Bowl has the option of passing over that team for the next-highest ranked team among the Big Ten, SEC, and Notre Dame, again subject to the above contractual constraints. The College Football Playoff committee's rankings will be used to select the ACC's opponent. The other four will be College Football Playoff berths. ESPN holds the television rights for 12 years as well.
Rankings are based on the AP Poll prior to the game being played.
|Date played||Winning team||Losing team||Venue||Attendance||Notes|
|January 1, 1935||Bucknell||26||Miami (Florida)||0||Miami Field||5,134||notes|
|January 1, 1936||Catholic||20||Mississippi||19||6,568||notes|
|January 1, 1937||#14 Duquesne||13||Mississippi State||12||9,210||notes|
|January 1, 1938||Auburn||6||Michigan State||0||Miami Orange Bowl||18,972||notes|
|January 2, 1939||#2 Tennessee||17||#4 Oklahoma||0||32,191||notes|
|January 1, 1940||#16 Georgia Tech||21||#6 Missouri||7||29,278||notes|
|January 1, 1941||#9 Mississippi State||14||#13 Georgetown||7||29,554||notes|
|January 1, 1942||#14 Georgia||40||TCU||26||35,786||notes|
|January 1, 1943||#10 Alabama||37||#8 Boston College||21||25,166||notes|
|January 1, 1944||LSU||19||Texas A&M||14||25,203||notes|
|January 1, 1945||Tulsa||26||#13 Georgia Tech||12||23,279||notes|
|January 1, 1946||Miami (Florida)||13||#16 Holy Cross||6||35,709||notes|
|January 1, 1947||#10 Rice||8||#7 Tennessee||0||36,152||notes|
|January 1, 1948||#10 Georgia Tech||20||#12 Kansas||14||59,578||notes|
|January 1, 1949||Texas||41||#8 Georgia||28||60,523||notes|
|January 2, 1950||#15 Santa Clara||21||#11 Kentucky||13||64,816||notes|
|January 1, 1951||#10 Clemson||15||#15 Miami (Florida)||14||65,181||notes|
|January 1, 1952||#6 Georgia Tech||17||#9 Baylor||14||65,839||notes|
|January 1, 1953||#9 Alabama||61||#14 Syracuse||6||66,280||notes|
|January 1, 1954||#4 Oklahoma||7||#1 Maryland||0||68,640||notes|
|January 1, 1955||#14 Duke||34||Nebraska||7||68,750||notes|
|January 2, 1956||#1 Oklahoma||20||#3 Maryland||6||76,561||notes|
|January 1, 1957||#20 Colorado||27||#19 Clemson||21||73,280||notes|
|January 1, 1958||#4 Oklahoma||48||#16 Duke||21||76,561||notes|
|January 1, 1959||#5 Oklahoma||21||#9 Syracuse||6||75,281||notes|
|January 1, 1960||#5 Georgia||14||#18 Missouri||0||72,186||notes|
|January 2, 1961||#5 Missouri||21||#4 Navy||14||72,212||notes|
|January 1, 1962||#4 LSU||25||#7 Colorado||7||68,150||notes|
|January 1, 1963||#5 Alabama||17||#8 Oklahoma||0||72,880||notes|
|January 1, 1964||#6 Nebraska||13||#5 Auburn||7||72,647||notes|
|January 1, 1965||#5 Texas||21||#1 Alabama||17||72,647||notes|
|January 1, 1966||#4 Alabama||39||#3 Nebraska||28||72,214||notes|
|January 2, 1967||Florida||27||#8 Georgia Tech||12||72,426||notes|
|January 1, 1968||#3 Oklahoma||26||#2 Tennessee||24||77,993||notes|
|January 1, 1969||#3 Penn State||15||#6 Kansas||14||77,719||notes|
|January 1, 1970||#2 Penn State||10||#6 Missouri||3||77,282||notes|
|January 1, 1971||#3 Nebraska||17||#5 LSU||12||80,699||notes|
|January 1, 1972||#1 Nebraska||38||#2 Alabama||6||78,151||notes|
|January 1, 1973||#9 Nebraska||40||#12 Notre Dame||6||80,010||notes|
|January 1, 1974||#6 Penn State||16||#13 LSU||9||60,477||notes|
|January 1, 1975||#9 Notre Dame||13||#2 Alabama||11||71,801||notes|
|January 1, 1976||#3 Oklahoma||14||#5 Michigan||6||76,799||notes|
|January 1, 1977||#11 Ohio State||27||#12 Colorado||10||65,537||notes|
|January 2, 1978||#6 Arkansas||31||#2 Oklahoma||6||60,987||notes|
|January 1, 1979||#4 Oklahoma||31||#6 Nebraska||24||66,365||notes|
|January 1, 1980||#5 Oklahoma||24||#4 Florida State||7||66,714||notes|
|January 1, 1981||#4 Oklahoma||18||#2 Florida State||17||71,043||notes|
|January 1, 1982||#1 Clemson||22||#4 Nebraska||15||72,748||notes|
|January 1, 1983||#3 Nebraska||21||#13 LSU||20||68,713||notes|
|January 2, 1984||#5 Miami (Florida)||31||#1 Nebraska||30||72,549||notes|
|January 1, 1985||#4 Washington||28||#2 Oklahoma||17||56,294||notes|
|January 1, 1986||#3 Oklahoma||25||#1 Penn State||10||74,178||notes|
|January 1, 1987||#3 Oklahoma||42||#9 Arkansas||8||52,717||notes|
|January 1, 1988||#2 Miami (Florida)||20||#1 Oklahoma||14||74,760||notes|
|January 2, 1989||#2 Miami (Florida)||23||#6 Nebraska||3||79,480||notes|
|January 1, 1990||#4 Notre Dame||21||#1 Colorado||6||81,190||notes|
|January 1, 1991||#1 Colorado||10||#5 Notre Dame||9||77,062||notes|
|January 1, 1992||#1 Miami (Florida)||22||#11 Nebraska||0||77,747||notes|
|January 1, 1993||#3 Florida State||27||#11 Nebraska||14||57,324||notes|
|January 1, 1994BC||#1 Florida State||18||#2 Nebraska||16||81,536||notes|
|January 1, 1995BC||#1 Nebraska||24||#3 Miami (Florida)||17||81,753||notes|
|January 1, 1996||#6 Florida State||31||#8 Notre Dame||26||72,198||notes|
|December 31, 1996||#6 Nebraska||41||#10 Virginia Tech||21||Pro Player Stadium@||63,297||notes|
|January 2, 1998BA||#2 Nebraska||42||#3 Tennessee||17||74,002||notes|
|January 2, 1999||#7 Florida||31||#18 Syracuse||10||Miami Orange Bowl||67,919||notes|
|January 1, 2000||#8 Michigan||35||#5 Alabama||34||Pro Player Stadium@||70,461||notes|
|January 3, 2001BCS||#1 Oklahoma||13||#3 Florida State||2||76,835||notes|
|January 2, 2002||#5 Florida||56||#6 Maryland||23||73,640||notes|
|January 2, 2003||#5 USC||38||#3 Iowa||17||75,971||notes|
|January 1, 2004||#10 Miami (Florida)||16||#9 Florida State||14||76,739||notes|
|January 4, 2005BCS||#1 USC||55||#2 Oklahoma||19||77,912||notes|
|January 3, 2006||#3 Penn State||26||#22 Florida State||23||Dolphins Stadium@||77,773||notes|
|January 2, 2007||#5 Louisville||24||#15 Wake Forest||13||Dolphin Stadium@||74,470||notes|
|January 3, 2008||#8 Kansas||24||#5 Virginia Tech||21||74,111||notes|
|January 1, 2009||#21 Virginia Tech||20||#12 Cincinnati||7||73,602||notes|
|January 5, 2010||#10 Iowa||24||#9 Georgia Tech||14||Land Shark Stadium@||66,131||notes|
|January 3, 2011||#5 Stanford||40||#12 Virginia Tech||12||Sun Life Stadium@||65,453||notes|
|January 4, 2012||#17 West Virginia||70||#22 Clemson||33||67,563||notes|
|January 1, 2013||#13 Florida State||31||#16 Northern Illinois||10||72,073||notes|
|January 3, 2014||#12 Clemson||40||#7 Ohio State||35||72,080||notes|
|December 31, 2014||#10 Georgia Tech||49||#8 Mississippi State||34||58,211||notes|
|December 31, 2015CFP||#1 Clemson||37||#4 Oklahoma||17||67,615||notes|
|December 30, 2016||#10 Florida State||33||#6 Michigan||32||Hard Rock Stadium||67,432||notes|
|December 30, 2017||#6 Wisconsin||34||#11 Miami (Florida)||24||65,326||notes|
|December 29, 2018CFP||#1 Alabama||45||#4 Oklahoma||34||66,203||notes|
Only teams with at least three appearances are listed.
Updated through the December 2018 edition (85 games, 170 total appearances).
|Rank||Conference||Appearances||Record||Win %||# of
|1||Big Eight||42||20–22||.476||5||Oklahoma (11–5)[A 1]|
Nebraska (6–9)[A 1]
Kansas (0–2)[A 1]
Georgia Tech (3–1)[A 2]
Mississippi State (1–2)
Ole Miss (0–1)
|3||Independent||28||13–15||.464||15||Miami (FL) (4–1)[A 3]|
Notre Dame (2–3)
Penn State (3–1)[A 4]
Florida State (0–2)[A 5]
Syracuse (0–2)[A 6]
Santa Clara (1–0)
Boston College (0–1)
Georgia Tech (0–1)[A 2]
Holy Cross (0–1)
Michigan State (0–1)
|4||ACC||25||11–14||.440||8||Florida State (5–3)*[A 5]|
Clemson (3–2)[A 7]
Georgia Tech (1–1)[A 2]
Virginia Tech (1–2)[A 8]
Wake Forest (0–1)
Miami (FL) (0–1)
|5||Big Ten||9||5–4||.556||5||Iowa (1–1)|
Ohio State (1–1)
Penn State (1–0)[A 4]
|T6||Big East||8||4–4||.500||6||Miami (FL) (2–1)[A 3]|
West Virginia (1–0)
Syracuse (0–1)[A 6]
Virginia Tech (0–1)[A 8]
Texas A&M (0–1)
|8||Big 12||7||4–3||.571||3||Nebraska (2–0)[A 1]|
Kansas (1–0)[A 1]
Oklahoma (1–3)[A 1]
|T10||SoCon||1||1–0||1.000||1||Clemson (1–0)[A 7]|
|T10||MAC||1||0–1||.000||1||Northern Illinois (0–1)*|
|T10||SIAA||1||0–1||.000||1||Miami (FL) (0–1)[A 3]|
|Team||Record, Team vs. Opponent||Year|
|Most points scored (one team)||70, West Virginia vs. Clemson||2012|
|Most points scored (losing team)||35, Ohio State vs. Clemson||Jan. 2014|
|Most points scored (both teams)||103, West Virginia (70) vs. Clemson (33)||2012|
|Fewest points allowed||0, 8 times, most recent:
Miami (FL) vs. Nebraska
|Largest margin of victory||55, Alabama (61) vs. Syracuse (6)||1953|
|Fewest yards allowed|
|Fewest rushing yards allowed|
|Fewest passing yards allowed|
|Individual||Record, Player, Team vs. Opponent||Year|
|Long Plays||Record, Player, Team vs. Opponent||Year|
The game was previously officially known as the Discover Orange Bowl, since Discover Financial was announced as title sponsor on August 26, 2010 as part of a new four-year agreement. The game had been called the FedEx Orange Bowl from 1989 to 2010, as FedEx sponsored the event during that period. Starting with the 2010–11 season, ESPN carried the Orange Bowl, replacing Fox after four seasons. ABC aired the game from 1999 to 2006, with CBS (1995–1998) and NBC (1964–1994) previously carrying the game.
Discover stated that they would not renew their sponsorship of the game further on June 9, 2014; the game will be a part of the College Football Playoff in the future, and CFP rightsholder ESPN has asked for higher sponsorship fees, in return. On September 22, 2014, Capital One was announced as the new title sponsor of the Orange Bowl, transferring their bowl game sponsorship from the Citrus Bowl. Subsequently, the company's "Capital One Mascot Challenge" winner naming ceremony also moved to the Orange Bowl.
ESPN is the current rightsholder of the Orange Bowl, a relationship that began in 2011 as part of the contract to broadcast the Bowl Championship Series games. In anticipation of the transition to the College Football Playoff in the 2014–15 season, ESPN reached a new deal with the game's organizers in November 2012 to extend its rights through 2026, paying $55 million yearly. The game is also broadcast nationally by ESPN Radio.
Prior to that, Fox held the rights to the event (along with the other BCS bowls) since 2007, preceded by ABC (1999–2006 and 1962–64), CBS (1996–98 and 1953–61), and NBC (1965–95). This game, along with the Fiesta Bowl, is one of only two bowl games ever to air on all the "big 4" U.S. television networks. ESPN Deportes added a Spanish language telecast of the game in 2013.
The 1942 Orange Bowl matched the Georgia Bulldogs and the TCU Horned Frogs.1949 Orange Bowl
The 1949 Orange Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Texas Longhorns and the Georgia Bulldogs.1966 Orange Bowl
The 1966 Orange Bowl was played on January 1, 1966, in Miami, Florida. featured the third-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big Eight Conference and the fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference.
This was the second year that the Orange Bowl was played at night on New Year's Day, after the other college football bowl games. Due to losses by both #1 Michigan State in the Rose Bowl and #2 Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl earlier in the day, the game had turned into a de facto national championship game, as the AP would be taking a final post-bowl vote for the first time ever. Alabama was slightly favored.1967 Orange Bowl
The 1967 Orange Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets1968 Orange Bowl
The 1968 Orange Bowl was an American college football bowl game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Oklahoma Sooners.1976 Orange Bowl
The 1976 Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1976. The Oklahoma Sooners, champions of the Big Eight Conference, defeated the Michigan Wolverines, second-place finishers in the Big Ten Conference, 14–6. This was the first meeting between these two teams.
This was the sixth and final Orange Bowl played on artificial turf. Poly-Turf, similar to AstroTurf, was installed before the 1970 season and lasted six seasons. It was removed in early 1976, following Super Bowl X, and replaced with natural grass.1981 Orange Bowl
The 1981 Orange Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida State Seminoles.1988 Orange Bowl
The 1988 Orange Bowl was an American college football bowl game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Oklahoma Sooners. It was the 54th edition of the Orange Bowl and took place at the Orange Bowl stadium in Miami, Florida on January 1, 1988. Miami was coached by Jimmy Johnson and Oklahoma was coached by Barry Switzer. Miami won the game, 20–14. To date, it is the only time the opposing head coaches from a college national championship football game each later served as head coach of the same professional football team, and won the Super Bowl with that team, that team being the Dallas Cowboys.1994 Orange Bowl
The 1994 Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1994. The contest was the Bowl Coalition National Championship Game for the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. This 60th edition to the Orange Bowl featured the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big Eight Conference and the Florida State Seminoles of the Atlantic Coast Conference.1998 Orange Bowl
The 1998 Orange Bowl was played on January 2, 1998, and served as the Bowl Alliance's designated national championship game for the 1997 season. This 64th edition of the Orange Bowl featured the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big 12 Conference and the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).2000 Orange Bowl
The 2000 FedEx Orange Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines on January 1, 2000, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michigan defeated Alabama 35–34 in an overtime battle. The game was part of the 1999–2000 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) of the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season and represented the concluding game of the season for both teams. The Orange Bowl was first played in 1935, and the 2000 game represented the 66th edition of the Orange Bowl. The contest was televised in the United States on ABC.
Quarterback Tom Brady led Michigan to the win, throwing for 369 yards and four touchdowns, while leading the team back from a pair of 14-point deficits in regulation (14-0 in the first half, and 28-14 in the second). Brady threw the game-winning score in overtime on a bootleg to tight end Shawn Thompson. The game was won by Michigan when Alabama placekicker, Ryan Pflugner, missed a PAT following their own touchdown. This was the first overtime BCS Bowl game.2001 Orange Bowl
The 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game and BCS National Championship match between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida State Seminoles on January 3, 2001, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Oklahoma defeated FSU 13–2 in a defensive battle to claim the National Championship as head coach Bob Stoops completed just his second season as the coach of the Sooners. The game was part of the 2000–2001 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) of the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season and represented the concluding game of the season for both teams. The Orange Bowl was first played in 1935, and the 2001 game represented the 67th edition. The contest was televised in the United States on ABC.2003 Orange Bowl
The 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the USC Trojans on January 2, 2003, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. USC won the game, 38–17. The game was part of the 2002–2003 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) of the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season and represented the concluding game of the season for both teams. The Orange Bowl was first played in 1935, and the 2003 game represented the 69th edition of the Orange Bowl. The contest was televised in the United States on ABC.2005 Orange Bowl
The 2005 Orange Bowl was the BCS National Championship Game of the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season and was played on January 4, 2005 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The game matched the USC Trojans against the Oklahoma Sooners. Both teams entered with undefeated, 12–0 records. Despite only being 1 point favorites, USC defeated Oklahoma by a score of 55–19, led by quarterback Matt Leinart. ESPN named Leinart's performance as one of the top-10 performances in the first ten years of the BCS system.The game featured many firsts regarding the Heisman Trophy: Leinart had won the 2004 Heisman award the month prior to the game, and Oklahoma quarterback Jason White had won the award the previous season, making it the first game to have two past-Heisman winners on the same field (and on opposite teams). The game featured four of the five Heisman finalists that year: Leinart (winner), Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson (first runner-up), White (second runner-up) and USC running back Reggie Bush (fourth runner-up); Bush would win the award the following season (although USC returned its copy of Bush's trophy and Bush forfeited the award following the institution of NCAA sanctions in 2010).
On June 10, 2010, USC was forced to vacate all games from December 2004 to the end of the 2005 season among other sanctions as the result of an NCAA investigation into the school's football and men's basketball programs. NCAA investigators released a report stating that a USC player, Reggie Bush, was ineligible beginning in December 2004. The NCAA ordered USC to vacate every win in which Bush appeared, including the 2005 Orange Bowl. The 2005 Orange Bowl is the only BCS National Championship Game ever to be vacated by the winning team. However, USC did retain the Associated Press (AP) national title.2006 Orange Bowl
The 2006 Orange Bowl, a 2005–2006 BCS game, was played on January 3, 2006. This 72nd edition to the Orange Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Florida State Seminoles.
This game was known for being the eighth, and ultimately final meeting, between the two coaches, Joe Paterno of Penn State and Bobby Bowden of Florida State.2014 Orange Bowl (December)
The 2014 Orange Bowl is a college football bowl game that was played on December 31, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The 81st Orange Bowl is a "New Year’s Six Bowl" of the College Football Playoff. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season.
The game was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio, with the kickoff time set for 8:00 P.M. ET. The game is sponsored by the Capital One financial services company and is officially named the Capital One Orange Bowl.
The Yellow Jackets defeated the Bulldogs 49–34. Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas, who accounted for 4 total touchdowns, was named the game's most valuable player.2015 Orange Bowl
The 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 31, 2015 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The 82nd Orange Bowl was a College Football Playoff semifinal with the winner of the game competing against the winner of the 2015 Cotton Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide football in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, which took place at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. The Orange Bowl game is usually played at night, but with a 4 pm starting time, this Orange Bowl game was the first with an afternoon kickoff in 51 years.
The game matched the undefeated and number 1 overall team in the nation, the Clemson Tigers, against the 1 loss Oklahoma Sooners.
This was the fifth overall meeting between these two teams, with Clemson winning the series 3–2. The game was a rematch of the previous year's Russell Athletic Bowl, which Clemson won 40–6.2018 Orange Bowl
The 2018 Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game played on Saturday, December 29, 2018. It was the 85th edition of the Orange Bowl. The Orange Bowl was one of two College Football Playoff semifinal games, with the winner advancing to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. It was one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Capital One Financial Corporation, the game was officially known as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl.Miami Orange Bowl
The Miami Orange Bowl was an outdoor athletic stadium in the southeastern United States, located in Miami, Florida, west of downtown in Little Havana. Considered a landmark, it was the home stadium for the Miami Hurricanes college football team, and the professional Miami Dolphins for their first 21 seasons, until the opening of Joe Robbie Stadium (now Hard Rock Stadium) in nearby Miami Gardens in 1987. The stadium was the temporary home of the FIU Golden Panthers while its FIU Stadium underwent expansion during the 2007 season.
Originally known as Burdine Stadium when opened in 1937, it was renamed in 1959 for the Orange Bowl college football bowl game which was played at the venue following every season from 1938 to 1996. The event was moved to Pro Player Stadium (now Hard Rock Stadium) beginning on December 31, 1996. In January 1999, it returned to the Orange Bowl for one final time due to a scheduling conflict. The minor league Miami Marlins baseball team occasionally played games in the Orange Bowl from 1956 to 1960.
The stadium was on a large block bounded by Northwest 3rd Street (south), Northwest 16th Avenue (west), Northwest 6th Street (north) and Northwest 14th Avenue (east, the open end of the stadium).
The Orange Bowl was demolished in 2008 and the site is now Marlins Park, the home ballpark of the current incarnation of the Miami Marlins (formerly the Florida Marlins), which opened in 2012.
Orange Bowl Game
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Automatic qualifier if ranked in top eight
|Semifinal bowl games|
Championship games for each season are played in January, while semifinal games are identified by season year, alternating between December and January
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|Other bowl games|
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