With a little more than six months until the start of college football, we wanted to take a look back at the 2013-2014 College Bowl Season.
End of an Era
The Bowl Championship Series concluded its 16 year run after the National Championship on January 6th. Next season will bring the long awaited playoff system. On 13 occasions, the AP’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams played one another in the BCS Championship. The Ohio State Buckeyes appeared in the most BCS Bowl games, playing 10 times during that 16 year span, more than any other school. Oklahoma appeared 9 times and Florida State rounds out the top 3 with 8 appearances. Ohio State won 6 BCS Bowl games, Oklahoma 4, and Florida State 3.
30 More Bowls
There is more to the Bowl season than the BCS. We cannot argue with the history that surrounds the Rose Bowl, Fiesta, Orange, and Sugar Bowls. Since 1901, the Rose Bowl has been a fixture in college football. 1934 was the inaugural year for the Sugar and Orange Bowl. Two years later, the Cotton Bowl was played for the first time. Since 1936, bowls have come and gone. Real growth in the bowl season occurred in the 90’s and 2000’s when over 20 more games were added to the annual schedule. The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl was one of them, debuting in 2001. The 2013-2014 Bowl schedule included 35 Bowl games. College football fans can expect an additional 5-7 games during the 2014-2015 schedule.
Big Games | Big Scores | Bigger Crowds
Eight games had combined scores of 70 points or more. Five games had crowds of 70,000 or more. Florida hosted more Bowl games than any other state with 6 games. With over 54,000 fans, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ranked 12th in overall attendance this year with just over 54,000 fans. R+L Carriers is also proud to be one of the longest continuing sponsors of a bowl game. Our relationship with the New Orleans Bowl has spanned eight years and we look forward to many more years to come.
35 Bowls, All in One Package
We have produced the definitive results table of the 2013-2014 college bowl games. This infographic includes inaugural date, teams, scores, host city, and the attendance. We hope you enjoy it! Continue to check back here throughout the spring and summer for other bowl news and updates from the Conference USA and Sun Belt conferences. Follow us on Twitter @RLCarriers and #RLBowl.
The 2013-2014 College Bowl Results