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History of the Citrus Bowl...
The seventh-oldest collegiate bowl game in the country, the VRBO Citrus Bowl began as the Tangerine Bowl in 1947. The initial game sponsors, members of Elks Lodge #1079 of Orlando, each put up $100 to fund initial expenses.
Since 1993 the bowl has hosted top teams from the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences.
In the new “College Football Playoff” era of college football’s postseason, the VRBO Citrus Bowl will continue to host the top Big Ten and SEC teams from outside the CFP series of bowls (including Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange, Cotton and Peach).
In years where a Big Ten team is assigned to play in a non-semifinal Orange Bowl, the VRBO Citrus Bowl will host the top non-CFP selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference against the top non-CFP selection from the SEC.
The game moved to a New Year’s Day date in 1987 and has remained a New Year’s Day tradition except in years when the holiday falls on a Sunday.
Catawba’s quarterback Harold Bowen ran for one touchdown, passed for two and ran an interception back for a fourth as he led the Indians to a 31-6 win over Maryville in the inaugural Tangerine Bowl in front of the crowd of 9,000.
Tampa held off a Kent State rally for a 21-18 victory in the 27th annual Tangerine Bowl. Tampa jumped out to an early 21-0 lead on Paul Orndorff (now Mr. Wonderful of Pro Wrestling fame) TD receptions of 15- and 35-yards and a Freddie Solomon two-yard run before KSU staged a comeback in the second half. The difference in the game was extra points. Tampa connected on all three while Kent State failed to convert on its three attempts.
The 28th annual Tangerine Bowl marked the first time that the game was played outside of Orlando and a Division I-A team was involved. In order to accommodate a record crowd of 37,234 enthusiastic fans, the game was moved to Florida Field in Gainesville. Miami entered the game with an 11-0 record and the nation’s top-ranked defense that lived up to the hype holding the Gators to just one score on their home field.
In front of a sellout crowd of 51,296, Auburn took home its first bowl victory since 1974 with freshman running back Bo Jackson leading the way with two rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Randy Campbell, who completed 10-of-16 passes for 177 yards, earned MVP honors while Boston College sophomore quarterback Doug Flutie passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns to earn Offensive Player of the Game honors.
In the 39th Florida Citrus Bowl, Kevin Butler’s 70-yard field goal attempt fell just short of the crossbar as time expired resulting in a 17-17 tie between the two major college rivals in one of the most thrilling Florida Citrus Bowl Games ever played. Walt Disney World presented its critically acclaimed half time show “Holiday Fantasy” in the first major network (NBC) broadcast of the Florida Citrus Bowl.
The 1991 Florida Citrus Bowl featured a national championship contender for the first time in its history when Georgia Tech, appearing in its first bowl game since 1985, brought an undefeated record of 10-0-1 and a No. 2 national ranking in both the AP and UPI polls. Tech QB Shawn Jones compiled 318 yards of total offense to establish a new Tech bowl game record and earn MVP honors. Tech’s win catapulted it to the 1991 National Championship.
With the score tied at 17-17 with just over one minute remaining and the ball on the 50-yard line, Alabama quarterback Jay Barker hit running back Sherman Williams, who weaved downfield to the end zone for the deciding score. Williams, voted the game’s MVP, finished with 359 all-purpose yards (166 rush, 155 pass, 38 kickoff ret.) and two touchdowns.
Paul Edinger kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired as the Spartans defeated Steve Spurrier’s Gators, 37-34. Quarterbacks Bill Burke of Michigan State and Doug Johnson of Florida threw three touchdowns each – the first time in bowl history that both team quarterbacks had thrown for three TDs, and the first time that two different players – Plaxico Burress and Travis Taylor – had caught three passes for scores.
Drew Tate hit split end Warren Holloway on a 56-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game to give the Iowa Hawkeyes an incredible 30-25 win over LSU in the 59th edition of the Capital One Bowl. It was Holloway’s only touchdown during his four-year career at Iowa.
The Wolverines snapped a four-game bowl losing streak with a 41-35 Capital One Bowl victory over the Florida Gators before a Florida Citrus Bowl crowd of 69,748 in the final appearance for Carr. Carr concluded his storied Michigan coaching career with a 122-40 record, the 1997 national championship, and five Big Ten championships. Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow registered 211 total yards -- 154 passing and 57 rushing -- and four touchdowns for UF.
The Michigan Wolverines knocked off the Florida Gators 41-7 in front of a 63,113, a record attendance for the stadium after reconstruction, in the 70th Annual Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. With the teams tied 7-7 after the first quarter, Michigan went on to score the game’s final 34 points en route to victory bringing their record in this game to 4-1.
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