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Russell Athletic Bowl History

Big Time Moments

1990

  • Photo of Team
    12/28/1990

    In a matchup between coaching legends Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno, Florida State quarterback Casey Weldon completed 22-of-36 passes for 248 yards to lead the Seminoles to a 24-17 win over Penn State in the inaugural Blockbuster Bowl

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    12/20/2001

    Pittsburgh, making its first bowl trip since 1989, defeated NC State, 34-19, in the Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl in the game?s first installment in Orlando. Receiver Antonio Bryant caught seven passes for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Panthers and earn Most Valuable Player honors for the game.

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    12/29/2011

    The Florida State Seminoles rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 18-14, in the final edition of the Champs Sports Bowl. Following a fourth quarter interception by FSU linebacker Nigel Bradham, the Seminoles found the endzone in two plays as QB EJ Manuel completed the go-ahead touchdown pass to true freshman, and game MVP, Rashad Greene and erased a 14-0 deficit.

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    12/29/2015

    Despite being without its top two quarterbacks, top running back and award-winning wide receiver, Baylor exploded for a bowl-record 756 yards of total offense, shattering other numerous bowl records along their way to a 49-38 victory over North Carolina.

2016

Game Scores

Russell Athletic Bowl

  • Date:            Result: Attendance:
  • 12/29/2015 Baylor 49 - North Carolina 38 40,418
  • 12/29/2014 Clemson 40 - Oklahoma 6 40,071
  • 12/28/2013 Louisville 36 - Miami 9 51,098
  • 12/28/2012 Virginia Tech 13 - Rutgers 10 48,129

Champs Sports Bowl

  • Date:            Result: Attendance:
  • 12/29/2011 Florida State 18 - Notre Dame 14 68,305
  • 12/28/2010 NC State 23 - West Virginia 7 48,962
  • 12/29/2009 Wisconsin 20 - Miami 14 56,747
  • 12/27/2008 Florida State 42 - Wisconsin 13 52,692
  • 12/28/2007 Boston College 24 - Michigan State 21 46,554
  • 12/29/2006 Maryland 24 - Purdue 7 40,168
  • 12/27/2005 Clemson 19 - Colorado 10 31,470
  • 12/21/2004 Georgia Tech 51 - Syracuse 14 28,237

Mazda Tangerine Bowl

  • Date:            Result: Attendance:
  • 12/22/2003 NC State 56 - Kansas 26 26,482
  • 12/23/2002 Texas Tech 55 - Clemson 15 21,689

Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl

  • Date:            Result: Attendance:
  • 12/20/2001 Pittsburgh 34 - NC State 19 28,562

Micronpc.com Bowl (Miami)

  • Date:            Result: Attendance:
  • 12/28/2000 NC State 38 - Minnesota 30 28,359

Micronpc Bowl (Miami)

  • Date:            Result: Attendance:
  • 12/30/1999 Illinois 63 - Virginia 21 31,089
  • 12/29/1998 Miami 46 - NC State 23 44,387

Carquest Bowl (Miami)

  • Date:            Result: Attendance:
  • 12/29/1997 Georgia Tech 35 - West Virginia 30 28,262
  • 12/27/1996 Miami 31 - Virginia 21 46,418
  • 12/30/1995 North Carolina 20 - Arkansas 10 34,428
  • 01/02/1995 South Carolina 24 - West Virginia 21 50,853
  • 01/01/1994 Boston College 31 - Virginia 13 38,516

Blockbuster Bowl (Miami)

  • Date:            Result: Attendance:
  • 01/01/1993 Stanford 24 - Penn State 3 45,554
  • 12/28/1991 Alabama 30 - Colorado 25 46,123
  • 12/28/1990 Florida State 24 - Penn State 17 74,021

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