Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 Russell Athletic Bowl Fact Sheet: North Carolina vs. Baylor.

Time for Orlando's second of three bowls this season. The Russell Athletic Bowl, formerly held in Miami Gardens, formerly known as the Blockbuster/Carquest/MicronPC/ Florida Tangerine/Mazda Tangerine/Champs Sports Bowl, the Russell Athletic Bowl has been around since 1990. This year features the "Oh, so close to beating Clemson for the ACC title" North Carolina Tar Heels versus the "Oh, how the mighty have fallen!" Baylor Bears.

It should be noted that last season's Russell Athletic Bowl saw Clemson pummel Oklahoma 40-6. I'm not saying history will repeat, seeing the Tar Heels go from the Russell Athletic Bowl to the College Football Playoff like the Tigers did, but it would be curious if it did.

Official bowl name and game site
2015 Russell Athletic Bowl
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando Fl.

2015 bowl match-up
North Carolina (11-2, ACC) vs. Baylor (9-3 Big 12)

Date, time, and TV
Dec. 29
5:30 PM ET

Conference tie-ins 
ACC vs. Big 12

2014 Final
Clemson defeated Oklahoma 40-6

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