Peach Bowl

The Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta since December 1968. Since 1997, it has been sponsored by Chick-fil-A and officially known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. From 2006 to 2013, it was officially referred to as simply the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

The first three Peach Bowls were played at Grant Field on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. Between 1971 and 1992, Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium hosted the game. Between 1993 and 2016, the Georgia Dome played host. The bowl then moved to Mercedes-Benz Stadium starting in 2017. Since the 2014 season, the Peach Bowl has featured College Football Playoff matchups, with the 2016, 2019, 2022, and 2025 games hosting a national semifinal.[2]

The Peach Bowl has donated more than 32 million dollars to charity since 2016.[3]

Peach Bowl
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Peach Bowl logo
StadiumMercedes-Benz Stadium
LocationAtlanta
Previous stadiumsGeorgia Dome (1993–2016)
Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium (1971–1992)
Grant Field (1968–1970)
Operated1968–present
Conference tie-insAt-large/Group of Five, CFP (2014–present)
Previous conference tie-insSEC, ACC
PayoutUS$3,967,500 (ACC) (As of 2011)[1]
US$2,932,500 (SEC) (As of 2011)[1]
Sponsors
Chick-fil-A (1997–present)
Former names
Peach Bowl (1968–1996)
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (1997–2005)
Chick-fil-A Bowl (2006–2013)
2017 season matchup
Auburn vs. UCF (UCF 34–27)
2018 season matchup
Michigan vs. Florida (Florida 41–15)

History

Seven of the first ten meetings (all but the 1968, 1971, and 1974 games) pitted an Atlantic Coast Conference team against an at-large opponent. The bowl had no automatic berths prior to 1993, but usually featured an ACC team or a team from the Southeastern Conference. From 1993 until 2013, the game matched an SEC team against one from the ACC. From 1993 to 2005, this matchup was the third selection from the ACC against the fourth from the SEC. In 2005, the bowl hosted its first-ever matchup of top 10 ranked teams.

The game was originally created as a fund-raiser by the Lions Clubs of Georgia in 1968, but after years of lackluster attendance and revenue, the game was taken over by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.[4]

Chick-fil-A, a fast food restaurant chain based in nearby College Park, has sponsored the game since 1997. From 2006 until 2013, Chick-fil-A's contract gave it full naming rights and the game was referred to as the Chick-fil-A Bowl as a result. The traditional "Peach Bowl" name was reinstated following the announcement that the bowl would be one of the six College Football Playoff bowls.[5][6][7]

The funds from the deal were used to increase payouts for the participating teams. In response, from 2006 to 2014 the ACC gave the committee the first pick of its teams after the BCS—usually the loser of the ACC Championship Game or one of the division runners-up. Also from 2006, the bowl got the fifth overall selection from the SEC (including the BCS). However, the BCS took two SEC schools in every season for the last nine years of its run, leaving the Chick-Fil-A with the sixth pick from the conference—usually one of the division runners-up. It ascended to major-bowl status when it was added to the "New Year's Six" bowls starting with the 2014 season, assuring that it would feature major conference champions and/or prestigious runners-up.

As of 2013, the bowl was sold out for 17 straight years, the second-longest streak behind only the Rose Bowl Game.[8] In 2007, the Chick-fil-A Bowl became the best-attended non-BCS bowl for the previous decade.

The 2007 game was played on December 31, 2007 featuring the second Peach Bowl matchup between #15 Clemson and #21 Auburn. It was the first time the Peach Bowl had ended regulation play with a tie, and with the rules in play since the early 1990s, required an overtime, which Auburn won, 23–20.[9][10] With a 5.09 share (4.92 million households), the 2007 game was the highest-rated ESPN-broadcast bowl game of the 2007–2008 season as well as the highest rated in the game's history.[11] The rating was also higher than two New Year's Day bowls, the Cotton and the Gator.[12] In October 2009, the bowl extended the Atlantic Coast Conference contract through 2013. According to Sports Illustrated, although the bowl generated $12.3 million in profit in 2007, only $5.9 million of that was paid out to the participating schools.[13] On December 31, 2012 the bowl set new records for viewership. The New Year's Eve telecast – a 25-24 Clemson victory over LSU – averaged 8,557,000 viewers (a 5.6 household coverage rating), making it ESPN's most-viewed non-BCS bowl ever.[14][15]

The 2017 season matchup, played January 1, 2018, featured an undefeated UCF playing an Auburn team that had in the regular season defeated both National Championship contenders Georgia and Alabama (the eventual 2017 College Football Playoffs Champion). A 34-27 UCF victory resulted in UCF being the only undefeated FBS team for the 2017 season. As such, UCF was selected as the 2017 National Champions by at least one NCAA recognized selector and thus claims a share of the 2017 National Championship.[16]

Statistics

  • Ninth-oldest bowl game in college football history.[17]
  • A then-Georgia Dome attendance record of 75,406 set in 2006 (Georgia vs. Virginia Tech).[17]
  • 17 straight sellouts (from 1998 through 2013).[18]
  • Highest-attended non-BCS bowl game.[19]
  • More than $125 million in cumulative payout (through the 2013 season).[17]

Game results

Rankings are based on the AP Poll prior to the game being played. Italics denote a tie game.

Date played Winning team Losing team Venue Attnd.[20] Notes
December 30, 1968 LSU 31 #19 Florida State 27 Grant Field 35,545 notes
December 30, 1969 #19 West Virginia 14 South Carolina 3 48,452 notes
December 30, 1970 #8 Arizona State 48 North Carolina 26 52,126 notes
December 30, 1971 #17 Mississippi 41 Georgia Tech 18 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 36,771 notes
December 29, 1972 NC State 49 #18 West Virginia 13 52,671 notes
December 28, 1973 Georgia 17 #18 Maryland 16 38,107 notes
December 28, 1974 Texas Tech 6 Vanderbilt 6 31,695 notes
December 31, 1975 West Virginia 13 NC State 10 45,134 notes
December 31, 1976 Kentucky 21 #19 North Carolina 0 54,132 notes
December 31, 1977 NC State 24 Iowa State 14 36,733 notes
December 25, 1978 #17 Purdue 41 Georgia Tech 21 20,277 notes
December 31, 1979 #19 Baylor 24 #18 Clemson 18 57,371 notes
January 2, 1981 #20 Miami (Florida) 20 Virginia Tech 10 45,384 notes
December 31, 1981 West Virginia 26 Florida 6 37,582 notes
December 31, 1982 Iowa 28 Tennessee 22 50,134 notes
December 30, 1983 Florida State 28 North Carolina 3 25,648 notes
December 31, 1984 Virginia 27 Purdue 24 41,107 notes
December 31, 1985 Army 31 Illinois 29 29,857 notes
December 31, 1986 Virginia Tech 25 #18 NC State 24 53,668 notes
January 2, 1988 #17 Tennessee 27 Indiana 22 58,737 notes
December 31, 1988 NC State 28 Iowa 23 44,635 notes
December 30, 1989 Syracuse 19 Georgia 18 44,991 notes
December 29, 1990 Auburn 27 Indiana 23 38,912 notes
January 1, 1992 #12 East Carolina 37 #21 NC State 34 59,322 notes
January 2, 1993 #19 North Carolina 21 #24 Mississippi State 17 Georgia Dome 69,125 notes
December 31, 1993 #24 Clemson 14 Kentucky 13 63,416 notes
January 1, 1995 #23 NC State 28 #16 Mississippi State 24 64,902 notes
December 30, 1995 #18 Virginia 34 Georgia 27 70,825 notes
December 28, 1996 #17 LSU 10 Clemson 7 63,622 notes
January 2, 1998 #13 Auburn 21 Clemson 17 71,212 notes
December 31, 1998 #19 Georgia 35 #13 Virginia 33 72,876 notes
December 30, 1999 #15 Mississippi State 17 Clemson 7 73,315 notes
December 29, 2000 LSU 28 #15 Georgia Tech 14 73,614 notes
December 31, 2001 North Carolina 16 Auburn 10 71,827 notes
December 31, 2002 #20 Maryland 30 Tennessee 3 68,330 notes
January 2, 2004 Clemson 27 #6 Tennessee 14 75,125 notes
December 31, 2004 #14 Miami (Florida) 27 #20 Florida 10 69,322 notes
December 30, 2005 #10 LSU 40 #9 Miami (Florida) 3 65,620 notes
December 30, 2006 Georgia 31 #14 Virginia Tech 24 75,406 notes
December 31, 2007 #22 Auburn 23 #15 Clemson 20 (OT) 74,413 notes
December 31, 2008 LSU 38 #14 Georgia Tech 3 71,423 notes
December 31, 2009 #12 Virginia Tech 37 Tennessee 14 73,777 notes
December 31, 2010 #23 Florida State 26 #19 South Carolina 17 72,217 notes
December 31, 2011 Auburn 43 Virginia 24 72,919 notes
December 31, 2012 #14 Clemson 25 #9 LSU 24 68,027 notes
December 31, 2013 #20 Texas A&M 52 #22 Duke 48 67,946 notes
December 31, 2014 #6 TCU 42 #9 Mississippi 3 65,706 notes
December 31, 2015 #14 Houston 38 #9 Florida State 24 71,007 notes
December 31, 2016CFP #1 Alabama 24 #4 Washington 7 75,996 notes
January 1, 2018 #10 UCF 34 #7 Auburn 27 Mercedes-Benz Stadium 71,109 notes
December 29, 2018 #10 Florida 41 #8 Michigan 15 74,006 notes
^CFP Denotes College Football Playoff semifinal game

MVPs

An offensive and defensive MVP are selected for each game; from 1989 through 1998, selections were made for both teams.

Game Offensive MVP Defensive MVP
Player Team Position Player Team Position
1968 Mike Hillman LSU QB Buddy Millican LSU DE
1969 Ed Williams West Virginia FB Carl Crennel West Virginia MG
1970 Monroe Eley Arizona State HB Junior Ah You Arizona State DE
1971 Norris Weese Mississippi QB Crowell Armstrong Mississippi LB
1972 Dave Buckey NC State QB George Bell NC State DT
1973 Louis Carter Maryland TB Sylvester Boler Georgia LB
1974 Larry Isaac Texas Tech TB Dennis Harrison Vanderbilt DB
1975 Dan Kendra West Virginia QB Ray Marshall West Virginia LB
1976 Rod Stewart Kentucky TB Mike Martin Kentucky LB
1977 Johnny Evans NC State QB Richard Carter NC State DB
1978 Mark Herrmann Purdue QB Calvin Clark Purdue DT
1979 Mike Brannan Baylor QB Andrew Melontree Baylor DE
1981 Jim Kelly Miami (Florida) QB Jim Burt Miami (Florida) MG
1981 Mickey Walczak West Virginia RB Don Stemple West Virginia DB
1982 Chuck Long Iowa QB Clay Uhlenhake Iowa DT
1983 Eric Thomas Florida State QB Alphonso Carreker Florida State DT
1984 Howard Petty Virginia TB Ray Daly Virginia CB
1985 Rob Healy Army QB Peel Chronister Army S
1986 Erik Kramer NC State QB Derrick Taylor NC State CB
1988 Reggie Cobb Tennessee TB Van Waiters Indiana LB
1988 Shane Montgomery NC State QB Michael Brooks NC State CB
1989 Michael Owens Syracuse RB Terry Wooden Syracuse LB
Rodney Hampton Georgia RB Morris Lewis Georgia LB
1990 Stan White Auburn QB Darrel Crawford Auburn LB
Vaughn Dunbar Indiana RB Mike Dumas Indiana FS
1992 Jeff Blake East Carolina QB Robert Jones East Carolina LB
Terry Jordan NC State QB Billy Ray Haynes NC State DB
Jan. 1993 Natrone Means North Carolina RB Bracey Walker North Carolina DB
Greg Plump Mississippi State QB Marc Woodard Mississippi State LB
Dec. 1993 Emory Smith Clemson RB Brentson Buckner Clemson DE
Pookie Jones Kentucky QB Zane Beehn Kentucky LB
Jan. 1995 Tremayne Stephens NC State RB Damien Covington
Carl Reeves
NC State ILB
DT
Tim Rogers Mississippi State K Larry Williams Mississippi State DL
Dec. 1995 Tiki Barber Virginia RB Skeet Jones Virginia LB
Hines Ward Georgia QB Whit Marshall Georgia LB
1996 Herb Tyler LSU QB Anthony McFarland LSU DL
Raymond Priester Clemson RB Trevor Pryce Clemson LB
Jan. 1998 Dameyune Craig Auburn QB Takeo Spikes Auburn LB
Raymond Priester Clemson RB Anthony Simmons Clemson LB
Dec. 1998 Olandis Gary Georgia RB Champ Bailey Georgia DB
Aaron Brooks Virginia QB Wali Rainer Virginia LB
1999 Wayne Madkin Mississippi State QB Keith Adams Clemson LB
2000 Rohan Davey LSU QB Bradie James LSU LB
2001 Ronald Curry North Carolina QB Ryan Sims North Carolina DL
2002 Scott McBrien Maryland QB E.J. Henderson Maryland LB
Jan. 2004 Chad Jasmin Clemson RB Leroy Hill Clemson LB
Dec. 2004 Roscoe Parrish Miami (Florida) WR Devin Hester Miami (Florida) CB
2005 Matt Flynn LSU QB Jim Morris Miami (Florida) DT
2006 Matthew Stafford Georgia QB Tony Taylor Georgia LB
2007 C. J. Spiller Clemson RB Pat Sims Auburn DT
2008 Jordan Jefferson LSU QB Perry Riley LSU LB
2009 Ryan Williams Virginia Tech RB Cody Grimm Virginia Tech LB
2010 Chris Thompson Florida State RB Greg Reid Florida State CB
2011 Onterio McCalebb Auburn RB Chris Davis Auburn CB
2012 Tajh Boyd Clemson QB Kevin Minter LSU LB
2013 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M QB Toney Hurd Jr. Texas A&M DB
2014 Trevone Boykin TCU QB James McFarland TCU DE
2015 Greg Ward, Jr. Houston QB William Jackson III Houston CB
2016 Bo Scarbrough Alabama RB Ryan Anderson Alabama LB
Jan. 2018 McKenzie Milton UCF QB Shaquem Griffin UCF LB
Dec. 2018 Feleipe Franks Florida QB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Florida DB

Appearances

Updated through the December 2018 edition (51 games, 102 total appearances).

Teams with multiple appearances
Rank Team Appearances Record
1 Clemson 8 3–5
2 NC State 7 4–3
T3 LSU 6 5–1
T3 Auburn 6 4–2
T5 Georgia 5 3–2
T5 North Carolina 5 2–3
T5 Tennessee 5 1–4
T8 West Virginia 4 3–1
T8 Virginia Tech 4 2–2
T8 Virginia 4 2–2
T8 Florida State 4 2–2
T8 Georgia Tech 4 0–4
T13 Miami (FL) 3 2–1
T13 Florida 3 1–2
T13 Mississippi State 3 1–2
T16 Iowa 2 1–1
T16 Kentucky 2 1–1
T16 Maryland 2 1–1
T16 Purdue 2 1–1
T16 Mississippi 2 1–1
T16 Indiana 2 0–2
T16 South Carolina 2 0–2
Teams with a single appearance

Won: Alabama, Arizona State, Army, Baylor, East Carolina, Houston, Syracuse, TCU, Texas A&M, UCF
Lost: Duke, Illinois, Iowa State, Michigan, Washington
Tied: Texas Tech, Vanderbilt

Appearances by conference

Updated through the December 2018 edition (51 games, 102 total appearances).

Rank Conference Appearances Wins Losses Ties Win pct.
T1 SEC 36 19 16 1 .542
T1 ACC 36 15 21 0 .417
3 Independents 14 9 5 0 .643
4 Big Ten 8 2 6 0 .250
T5 The American 2 2 0 0 1.000
T5 SWC[n 1] 2 1 0 1 .750
T7 Big 12 1 1 0 0 1.000
T7 WAC[n 2] 1 1 0 0 1.000
T7 Big Eight[n 1] 1 0 1 0 .000
T7 Pac-12 1 0 1 0 .000
  1. ^ a b Appearances prior to the 1996 merger of four Southwest Conference schools and eight Big Eight schools, which created the Big 12.
  2. ^ Conference no longer sponsors football

Records are based on a team's conference at the time of the game.
For example, South Carolina is 0–1 as an SEC member and 0–1 as an ACC member.

Game Records

Team Record, Team vs. Opponent Year
Most points scored
Most points scored (losing team)
Most points scored (both teams)
Fewest points allowed
Largest margin of victory
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
First downs
Fewest yards allowed
Fewest rushing yards allowed
Fewest passing yards allowed
Individual Record, Player, Team vs. Opponent Year
All-purpose yards
Touchdowns (all-purpose)
Rushing yards
Rushing touchdowns
Passing yards
Passing touchdowns
Receiving yards
Receiving touchdowns
Tackles
Sacks
Interceptions
Long Plays Record, Player, Team vs. Opponent Year
Touchdown run
Touchdown pass
Kickoff return
Punt return
Interception return
Fumble return
Punt
Field goal
Miscellaneous Record, Team vs. Team Year
Game Attendance

See also

References

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External links

1968 Peach Bowl

The 1968 Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game between the Florida State Seminoles and the LSU Tigers. It was the first Peach Bowl game ever played.

1971 Peach Bowl

The 1971 Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Ole Miss Rebels.

1973 Peach Bowl

The 1973 Peach Bowl was the sixth annual Peach Bowl, featuring the Georgia Bulldogs and the Maryland Terrapins.

1978 Peach Bowl

The 1978 Peach Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Purdue Boilermakers.

1981 Peach Bowl (December)

The 1981 Peach Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Florida Gators. The game took place on December 31, 1981, resulting in a West Virginia win over Florida 26-6. The offensive MVP was Mickey Walczack of West Virginia and the defensive MVP was West Virginia's Don Stemple.Florida coach Charlie Pell was so disappointed by his team's performance that he burned the game film and buried it in the Gators' practice field.

1983 Peach Bowl

The 1983 Peach Bowl featured the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the then-independent Florida State Seminoles

1988 Peach Bowl (January)

The 1988 Peach Bowl, part of the 1987 bowl game season, took place on January 2, 1988, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The competing teams were the Tennessee Volunteers, representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the Indiana Hoosiers of the Big Ten Conference (Big 10). In what was the first ever meeting between the schools, Tennessee was victorious by a final score of 27–22.

1989 Peach Bowl

The 1989 Peach Bowl took place on December 30, 1989. The competing teams were Syracuse and Georgia.

1996 Peach Bowl

The 1996 Peach Bowl featured the LSU Tigers and Clemson Tigers.LSU scored the final 10 points of the game after Clemson took an early 7-0 lead. After an LSU turnover in the first quarter, Clemson quarterback Nealon Greene ran for a five-yard touchdown. LSU subsequently went on an 80-yard drive capped by Kevin Faulk's three-yard touchdown run. Wade Richey kicked a field goal late in the second quarter for LSU. Neither team was able to score in the second half.

1998 Peach Bowl (January)

The 1998 Peach Bowl, part of the 1997 bowl game season, featured the Auburn Tigers and the Clemson Tigers.Auburn overcame a 17-6 deficit, largely caused by three blocked punts, entering the fourth quarter to score 15 unanswered points, posting a 21-17 victory. Auburn quarterback Dameyune Craig threw a touchdown pass to Karsten Bailey for the first of three scores in the final frame. Then Rusty Williams gave Auburn the lead with a seven-yard touchdown run before Jaret Holmes booted the final field goal, one of his three successful kicks in the game.

2002 Peach Bowl

The 2002 Peach Bowl featured the Maryland Terrapins and the Tennessee Volunteers.

2004 Peach Bowl (December)

The 2004 Peach Bowl featured the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Gators.Miami took a 7–0 lead when it blocked a Florida field goal attempt, and Devin Hester returned the ball 78 yards for a touchdown. In the second quarter, Matt Leach kicked a 34-yard field goal to make it 10–3. Roscoe Parrish scored on a 72-yard punt return giving Miami a 17–3 lead at halftime, even though it didn't score an offensive touchdown.In the third quarter, Brock Berlin threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Moore, and the Hurricanes led 24–3. Florida's Chris Leak threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jemalle Cornelius as the Gators got within 24–10. A 32-yard field goal from Miami gave the Hurricanes the 27–10 win.

2004 Peach Bowl (January)

The 2004 Peach Bowl, part of the 2003 bowl game season, featured the Tennessee Volunteers, and the Clemson Tigers.

Clemson scored first on an 8-yard touchdown run from Duane Coleman, giving Clemson a 7–0 lead. Aaron Hunt kicked a 23-yard field goal, giving Clemson a 10–0 lead. Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Chris Hannon, pulling Tennessee to 10–7. In the second quarter, Chad Jasmin scored on a 15-yard touchdown run, giving Clemson a 17–7 lead. A 30-yard touchdown pass from Clausen to Mark Jones put Tennessee to within 17–14. Kyle Browning scored an 8-yard touchdown run on a variation of the fumblerooski to give Clemson a 24–14 halftime lead. In the fourth quarter, Hunt drilled a 28-yard field goal for the final points of the game to give Clemson the 27–14 win.

2005 Peach Bowl

The 2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl featured two top 10-ranked teams. The ninth-ranked Miami Hurricanes battled the tenth-ranked LSU Tigers in this contest, the last to be played as the "Peach Bowl" until 2014.Miami took an early 3–0 lead on a 21-yard field goal from Jon Peattie. LSU responded with Chris Jackson kicking a 37-yard field goal as the teams were tied at 3 after one quarter. In the second quarter, backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Craig Davis as LSU led 10–3. A 47-yard Chris Jackson field goal, and a 4-yard touchdown pass from Flynn to Joseph Addai gave the Tigers a 20–3 halftime lead.In the third quarter, Addai scored on a 6-yard touchdown run extending the lead to 27–3. Jacob Hester's one-yard touchdown run gave the Tigers a 34–3 lead. In the fourth quarter, Mario Stevenson and Chris Jackson kicked field goals to give the Tigers the 40–3 win.

2014 Peach Bowl

The 2014 Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 31, 2014, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The 47th Peach Bowl was one of the "New Year's Six" bowl games in the College Football Playoff. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season. The game started at 12:30 PM. It was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio.The 2014 Peach Bowl featured the TCU Horned Frogs of the Big 12 Conference against the Ole Miss Rebels of the Southeastern Conference. TCU defeated Ole Miss by a score of 42–3.Sponsored by the Chick-fil-A restaurant franchise, the game was officially known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. This was the first time since 2005 that the game was called the Peach Bowl. Between 2006 and 2013 it was known as the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

2015 Peach Bowl

The 2015 Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 31, 2015, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The 48th Peach Bowl was one of the New Year's Eve bowl games. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Chick-fil-A restaurant franchise, the game is officially known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The game started at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

The game was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio.

2016 Peach Bowl

The 2016 Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 31, 2016 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. It was one of the 2016–17 bowl games concluding the 2016 FBS football season. The 49th Peach Bowl was a College Football Playoff semifinal, with the winner of this game advancing to play the winner of the 2016 Fiesta Bowl in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. This was the final edition of the Peach Bowl (and final college football game) contested in the Georgia Dome, as the stadium was demolished on November 20, 2017 after its replacement, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, opened on August 26 of the same year.

Sponsored by Chick-fil-A, the game was officially known as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The game was televised on ESPN with a radio broadcast on ESPN Radio. The winner of the game received the George P. Crumbley Trophy, named for the founder of the original Peach Bowl.

2018 Peach Bowl (December)

The 2018 Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 29, 2018. It was the 51st edition of the Peach Bowl, and the second Peach Bowl to be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game was one of the College Football Playoff New Year's Six bowl games, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Chick-fil-A restaurant franchise, the game was officially known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

The game featured the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference and the Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference. Going in to the bowl, the Michigan defense had given up an average of 263 yards per game, the best in the nation. Florida was the highest-ranked team that did not appear in the preseason AP top 25 poll.

2018 Peach Bowl (January)

The 2018 Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2018, between the UCF Knights and the Auburn Tigers. It was the 50th edition of the Peach Bowl, and the first Peach Bowl to be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, after spending the previous 25 editions in the now demolished Georgia Dome. The 50th Peach Bowl was one of the College Football Playoff New Year's Six bowl games, and was one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Chick-fil-A restaurant franchise, the game was officially known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

The game was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio.

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