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College Football Bowl Facts

From the Sugar Bowl to the Rose Bowl, Kidzworld checks out college football bowl game facts and records.

College Football - Bombarded With Bowls

In 2007-2008, there are more than 30 college football bowl games that are played between December 20th and January 7th. The four main bowl games are the Orange Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Cotton Bowl. Bowl games are traditionally played on New Year's Day. In 2007, fifth major bowl has been added - the Tostitos BCS Championship Game, which will determine the National Champion. This year the Championship game will be held in Glendale, Arizona on January 8, 2007 and will see Florida and Ohio State battle it out.

College Football - Bowl Game Records

  • The most points scored in a college football Bowl game is 66, scored by Nebraska against Northwestern in the 2000 Alamo Bowl.
  • Ahman Green, who now plays football for the Green Bay Packers, set an Orange Bowl record in 1998 by running for 206 yards.
  • The oldest college football bowl game is the Rose Bowl, which was first played in 1902.
  • College Football - Fun Facts

  • The first Orange Bowl was played between Manhattan College and the University of Miami on New Year's Day in 1935. To save money, Manhattan's team traveled from New York to Miami by boat, which took three days.
  • In the 1940s, college football teams competed for the Oil Bowl, the Salad Bowl and the Raisin Bowl, which were all played on New Year's Day.
  • Michigan holds the record for the most bowl appearances, with 31.
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