2015 Outback Bowl
Played on the first of the year in Tampa, the Outback Bowl is just one of those games that gets
everyone around college football excited, as it brings together some of the very best teams in the nation for an epic clash
that will pit superstar versus superstar. This is sure to be one of the very top matchups of the year, and one that fans will
be tuning in for all over the country as great teams from the Big 10 and the SEC battle it out on the gridiron. But even though
there are plenty of different ways to follow major spectator sports these days, there is still nothing that can hold a candle
to the experience of actually being there alongside tens of thousands of fans when the game is on the line and the Outback
Bowl is really heating up.
And that's because, ever since it first got rolling in 1986, the Outback Bowl has been bringing
together some of the best teams in college football to conclude the season on a high note. The Outback Bowl certainly qualifies
as one of the very best games of the year, making this a matchup you don't to skip if you're looking for a gridiron thrill
in the Tampa area and are hoping to see some of the most talented players in college football. With plenty of highlight-reel
runs, spectacular catches and pinpoint throws down the field, the Outback Bowl is sure to have you at the edge of your seat
in no time once again this year.
Featuring talented teams from the Big 10 and the SEC, the Outback
Bowl always is loaded with electrifying college football thanks to some of the most explosive playmakers in the entire country.
Great players like Drew Brees, Tyrone Wheatley, Heath Shuler and many more have dominated in the Outback Bowl before heading
onto the next level, and you never know when you're going to see the next all-time great break open the Outback Bowl with
an unbelievable performance. Over the years, teams like Michigan, Georgia, Penn State and South Carolina have all made their
mark on the Outback Bowl, with Florida, Wisconsin and Iowa all making at least four appearances.
There is nothing like
actually being there and feeling the pulse of the crowd as the game gets ratcheted up to its highest levels, so start making
your plans as soon as you can to join in the heart-pounding excitement. Teams from the Big 10 and the SEC know how to light
up the scoreboard and change the dynamic of a big game in a real hurry, which is why it's always a good idea to put down the
remote so you can head out to see the action the way it was meant to be seen. With two of the top teams from two of the toughest
conferences in all of college football battling it out, it just doesn't get any better than this.
The NCAA Football
With college football, we're talking one of the best spectator sports in the entire world, as there is something
extra special about a sport when it's only university pride on the line. Though there are lots of different ways to see a
big-time sporting event these days, there is still no duplicating the experience you'll have from the stands alongside thousands
of your fellow fans. When you're watching the action unfold before your very eyes, you'll see for yourself that there is no
duplicating the experience anywhere else no matter how hard you try. With the promise of some electrifying plays that will
have you out of your seat throughout the game, the college football experience doesn't get any better than some of the biggest
games in college football.
Outback Bowl History
Originally called the Hall of Fame Bowl back in the mid-1980s,
the modern era of this game can to fruition when it was renamed the Outback Bowl in 1995. Since then, the tradition of bringing
big-time college programs together to end the season on a high note remained intact, giving fans some major thrills in the
process as top programs continue to come to Tampa to light up the scoreboard at Raymond James Stadium. The SEC is widely considered
as good as it gets when it comes to college football, though fans from the Big 10 often beg to differ, making the Outback
Bowl a contentious battle that is great for fans and players alike.
Penn State and South Carolina both have the top
record so far in the Outback Bowl, winning three out of their four appearances, though both Michigan and Georgia have also
won three out of five each. What's more than clear, however, is that this is a bowl game that is going to continue bringing
together world-class athletes to an electrifying season-capper, giving you plenty of reasons to forget all about the flatscreen
in your living room to make sure that you see the action the way it was meant to be seen.
Outback Bowl Trivia
you know that the first Outback Bowl was the only one ever played in December?
After Boston College squeezed by Georgia
in December of 1986, the game was moved to early January, with every game since played either on New Year's Day or Jan. 2.
Outback Bowl Fans
The Outback Bowl has been held at Raymond James Stadium every year since 1999, providing the
perfect backdrop for an exciting college football matchup. In Tampa Bay, Florida, Raymond James Stadium features a capacity
of nearly 66,000, which can be expanded to 75,000 for the biggest games of the season. In addition to hosting the Outback
Bowl, Raymond James Stadium is also the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, making it a venue that routinely sees
some of the best football around. But no matter how many big games the Bucs play in throughout the year, it's hard to come
close to the atmosphere you'll have at the Outback Bowl, as you're guaranteed to have two incredible fan bases that pour into
the stands to show their team spirit as their teams look to bring home a big bowl win.