A glance at bowl games in US college football



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The 2020-21 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football games are a series of college football bowl games scheduled to complete the 2020 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football season in the United States. The games began on December 21st, 2020, and, aside from the all-star games that follow, are planned to conclude with the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship to be played on January 11th, 2021.

The number of bowl games was lower than in recent seasons, as both the regular season and postseason were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic which is still choking the United States.

Out of the 42 bowl games originally scheduled, ultimately only 25 were played.
 

Bowls played

Myrtle Beach Bowl was played on December 21st, 2020, at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina, US. The teams involved were the Appalachian State Mountaineers (the college football program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina), and the North Texas Mean Green (the North Texas Mean Green football program is the intercollegiate team that represents the University of North Texas in the sport of American football).

Fan Attendance – 5,000.
 

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was played on December 22nd, 2020 at Albertsons Stadium in Idaho, US. The teams involved were the Tulane Green Wave (the athletic teams that represent Tulane University, located in New Orleans, Louisiana), and Nevada Wolf Pack (the Nevada Wolf Pack football program which represents the University of Nevada in college football).

Fan Attendance – Nil
 

The Boca Raton Bowl was played on December 22nd, 2020, at FAU Stadium in Florida, US. The teams involved were UCF Knights (the athletic teams that represent the University of Central Florida) and BYU Cougars (the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah).

Fan Attendance – 6,000
 

The New Orleans Bowl was played on December 23rd, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The teams involved were Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team represent Louisiana Tech University in college football) and Georgia Southern Eagles (athletic teams of Georgia Southern University).

Fan Attendance – 3,000
 

The Montgomery Bowl was played on December 23rd, 2020, at Cramton Bowl Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. The teams involved were Memphis Tigers (the Memphis Tigers football team represents the University of Memphis in college football) and the Florida Atlantic Owls (the Florida Atlantic Owls football program represents Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in the sport of American football).

Fan Attendance – figures not available
 

The New Mexico Bowl was played on December 24th, 2020, at Toyota Stadium in Texas. The teams involved were Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors football team represents the University of Hawaii) and the Houston Cougars (the football team that represents the University of Houston).

Fan Attendance – 2,060
 

The Camellia Bowl was played on December 25th, 2020, at the Cramton Bowl Stadium in Alabama. The teams involved were Marshall Thundering Herd (the Marshall Thundering Herd is the intercollegiate athletic collection of teams that collectively represent the Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia) and the Buffalo Bulls (the Buffalo Bulls football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University at Buffalo located in the US State of New York).

Fan Attendance – 2,512
 

The First Responder Bowl was played on December 26th, 2020, at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Dallas, Texas. The teams involved were Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football program is a college football team that represents the University of Louisiana) and the UTSA Roadrunners (the UTSA Roadrunners is a collegiate athletic program that represents the University of Texas at San Antonio [UTSA]).

Fan Attendance – 3,512
 

The Lending Tree Bowl was played on December 26th, 2020 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Alabama. The teams involved were Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football program is a college football team that represents the Western Kentucky University) and the Georgia State Panthers (the Georgia State Panthers football team is the college football program for Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia).

Fan Attendance – 5,128
 

The Cure Bowl was played on December 26th, 2020, at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The teams involved were Liberty Flames (the Liberty Flames football program represents Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, in college football) and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (the football team that represents Coastal Carolina University in college football).

Fan Attendance – 4,488
 

The Cheez-It Bowl was played on December 29th, 2020, at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The teams involved were Oklahoma State Cowboys (the Oklahoma State Cowboys football program represents Oklahoma State University-Stillwater in college football) and the Miami Hurricanes (the Miami Hurricanes football team represents the University of Miami in the sport of American football).

Fan Attendance – Approximately 13,000
 

The Alamo Bowl was played on December 29th, 2020, at the Alamodome Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. The teams involved were Texas Longhorns (the Texas Longhorns football program is the intercollegiate team representing the University of Texas at Austin in the sport of American football) and the Colorado Buffaloes (the Colorado Buffaloes football program represents the University of Colorado Boulder in college football).

Fan Attendance – 10,822
 

The Duke’s Mayo Bowl was played on December 30th, 2020, at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The teams involved were Wake Forest Demon Deacons (the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are the various sports teams that represent the Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and the Wisconsin Badgers (the Wisconsin Badgers football program represents the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the sport of American football).

Fan Attendance – 1,500
 

The Armed Forces Bowl was played on December 31st, 2020, at the Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The teams involved were the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football program represents the University of Tulsa in college football) and the Mississippi State Bulldog (the Mississippi State Bulldogs football program represents the Mississippi State University in the sport of American football).

Fan Attendance – 9,000
 

The Arizona Bowl was played on December 31st, 2020, at the Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. The teams involved were Ball State Cardinals (the Ball State Cardinals football team is a college football program representing the Ball State University) and the San Jose State Spartans (the San Jose State Spartans football team represents San Jose State University).

Fan Attendance – 0
 

The Liberty Bowl was played on December 31st, 2020, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The teams involved were the West Virginia Mountaineers (the West Virginia Mountaineers football team represents the West Virginia University) and the Army Black Knights (the Army Black Knights football team, previously known as the Army Cadets, represents the United States Military Academy in college football).

Fan Attendance – 8,187
 

The Citrus Bowl was played on January 1st, 2021, at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The teams involved were the Auburn Tigers (the Auburn Tigers football program represents Auburn University in the sport of American college football) and the Northwestern Wildcats (the Northwestern Wildcats are the athletic teams that represent Northwestern University, located in Evanston, Illinois).

Fan Attendance – 15,698
 

The Gator Bowl was played on January 2nd, 2021, at the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The teams involved were the NC State Wolfpack (the NC State Wolfpack football team represents the North Carolina State University in the sport of American football) and the Kentucky Wildcats (the Kentucky Wildcats football program represents the University of Kentucky in the sport of American football).

Fan Attendance – 10,422
 

The Outback Bowl was played on January 2nd, 2021, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The teams involved were Ole Miss Rebels (the Ole Miss Rebels football team represents the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, in the sport of American football) and the Indiana Hoosiers (the Indiana Hoosiers football program represents the Indiana University)

Fan Attendance – 11,025
 

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