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Russell Athletic Bowl

Known as Blockbuster Bowl (1990-1993), Carquest Bowl (1994-1997), Micron PC Bowl (1998-2000), Tangerine Bowl II (2001-2003), Champs Sports Bowl (2004-2011) and Russell Athletic Bowl (2012).

Games: 24 (1990-2013)

First Game: December 28, 1990 (Florida State 24, Penn State 17)
Last Game: December 28, 2013 (Louisville vs. Miami (FL))

Most Points: 63 (Illinois in 1999)
Fewest Points: 3 (Penn State in 1993)
Largest Margin: +42 (Illinois over Virginia in 1999)

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  • Click on the Date for box score, if available.
  • Click on the Winner/Loser for roster, stats, and leaders.

23 Games

Year Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Attendance MVP Sponsor
2012 Dec 28, 2012 Fri Virginia Tech 13 Rutgers 10 48,127 DB Antone Exum (Virginia Tech) Russell Athletic
2011 Dec 29, 2011 Thu Florida State 18 Notre Dame 14 68,305 WR Rashad Greene (Florida State) Champs Sports
2010 Dec 28, 2010 Tue North Carolina State 23 West Virginia 7 48,962 QB Russell Wilson (North Carolina State) Champs Sports
2009 Dec 29, 2009 Tue Wisconsin 20 Miami (FL) 14 56,747 RB John Clay (Wisconsin) Champs Sports
2008 Dec 27, 2008 Sat Florida State 42 Wisconsin 13 52,692 K Graham Gano (Florida State) Champs Sports
2007 Dec 28, 2007 Fri Boston College 24 Michigan State 21 46,554 DB Jamie Silva (Boston College) Champs Sports
2006 Dec 29, 2006 Fri Maryland 24 Purdue 7 40,168 QB Sam Hollenbach (Maryland) Champs Sports
2005 Dec 27, 2005 Tue Clemson 19 Colorado 10 31,470 RB James Davis (Clemson) Champs Sports
2004 Dec 21, 2004 Tue Georgia Tech 51 Syracuse 14 28,237 QB Reggie Ball (Georgia Tech) Champs Sports
2003 Dec 22, 2003 Mon North Carolina State 56 Kansas 26 26,482 QB Philip Rivers (North Carolina State) Mazda
2002 Dec 23, 2002 Mon Texas Tech 55 Clemson 15 21,689 QB Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech) Mazda
2001 Dec 20, 2001 Thu Pittsburgh 34 North Carolina State 19 28,562 WR Antonio Bryant (Pittsburgh)
2000 Dec 28, 2000 Thu North Carolina State 38 Minnesota 30 28,359 QB Philip Rivers (North Carolina State) Micron
1999 Dec 30, 1999 Thu Illinois 63 Virginia 21 31,089 QB Kurt Kittner (Illinois) Micron
1998 Dec 29, 1998 Tue Miami (FL) 46 North Carolina State 23 44,387 QB Scott Covington (Miami (FL)) Micron
1997 Dec 29, 1997 Mon Georgia Tech 35 West Virginia 30 28,262 QB Joe Hamilton (Georgia Tech) Carquest
1996 Dec 27, 1996 Fri Miami (FL) 31 Virginia 21 46,418 DB Tremain Mack (Miami (FL)) Carquest
1995 Dec 30, 1995 Sat North Carolina 20 Arkansas 10 34,428 RB Leon Johnson (North Carolina) Carquest
1994 Jan 2, 1995 Mon South Carolina 24 West Virginia 21 50,833 QB Steve Taneyhill (South Carolina) Carquest
1993 Jan 1, 1994 Sat Boston College 31 Virginia 13 38,516 QB Glenn Foley (Boston College) Blockbuster
1992 Jan 1, 1993 Fri Stanford 24 Penn State 3 45,554 DB Darrien Gordon (Stanford) Blockbuster
1991 Dec 28, 1991 Sat Alabama 30 Colorado 25 52,644 WR David Palmer (Alabama) Blockbuster
1990 Dec 28, 1990 Fri Florida State 24 Penn State 17 74,021 RB Amp Lee (Florida State) Blockbuster