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Last Updated Jun 09, 2022, 03:22 PM

GATOR BOWL HISTORY

The Gator TaxSlayer Bowl debuted in 1946 and the matchup currently features schools from the Southerastern Conference (SEC) and the Big Ten Conference. The game takes place at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida as the previous venue for this contest was the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville from 1946-1993. This game was named the Mazda Gator Bowl, Outback Gator Bowl, Toyota Gator Bowl, Konica Minolta Gator Bowl, and Progressive Gator Bowl prior to TaxSlayer acquiring sponsorship rights in 2012. 

The SEC has won three straight Gator Bowls and five of the last six, which includes a 23-22 comeback victory by Tennessee over Indiana in the 2019 installment. The 'under' connected in that outcome and the low side is on a 9-2 run in the last 11 Gator Bowls.

Virginia Tech has made the most appearances in this game since 1994 with five visits to Jacksonville.

The 2020 installment was a nip and tuck affair, with Kentucky of the SEC easing by NC State by a 23-21 score, as the Wolfpack grabbed the cover. In the 2021 version, Wake Forest was expected to face Texas A&M. However, the Aggies were forced to pull out due to COVID issues, so Rutgers of the Big Ten was named as a replacement. It wasn't a very good game, as the ACC runner-up routed the Scarlet Knights 38-10. The 'under' has cashed in the past three Gator Bowls, and six of the past seven installments.

YearMatchupLine, TotalATS Result
2021Wake Forest 38 Rutgers 10Wake Forest -17, 63Favorite, Under
2020Kentucky 23 NC State 21Kentucky -3, 50.5Underdog, Under
2019Tennessee 23 Indiana 22Tennessee -3.5, 55Underdog, Under
2018Texas A&M 52 N.C. State Tech 13Texas A&M -7.5, 58Favorite, Over
2017Mississippi State 31 Louisville 27Louisville -7, 62Underdog, Under
2016Georgia Tech 33 Kentucky 18 Georgia Tech -3, 62Favorite, Under
2015Georgia 24 Penn State 17Georgia -6.5, 44Favorite, Under
2014Tennessee 45 Iowa 28Tennessee -3, 51.5Favorite, Over
2013Nebraska 24 Georgia 19Georgia -8.5, 59.5Underdog, Under
2012Northwestern 34 Mississippi State 20Mississippi State -1, 54.5Underdog, Under
2011Florida 24 Ohio State 17Florida -2.5, 44Favorite, Under
2010Mississippi State 52 Michigan 14Mississippi State -3, 61.5Favorite, Over
2009Florida State 33 West Virginia 21West Virginia -2.5, 56Underdog, Under
2008Nebraska 26 Clemson 21Nebraska -1, 55Favorite, Under
2007Texas Tech 31 Virginia 28Texas Tech -6.5, 59Underdog, Push
2006West Virginia 38 Georgia Tech 35West Virginia -9, 47.5Underdog, Over
2005Virginia Tech 35 Louisville 24Virginia Tech -9.5, 56Favorite, Over
2004Florida State 30 West Virginia 18Florida State -9.5, 45Favorite, Over
2003Maryland 41 West Virginia 7Maryland -4.5, 51.5Favorite, Under
2002N.C. State 28 Notre Dame 6N.C. State -2, 42Favorite, Under
2001Florida State 30 Virginia Tech 17Pick-em, 51Under
2000Virginia Tech 41 Clemson 20Virginia Tech -6.5, 61.5Favorite, Under
1999Miami, Fl. 28 Georgia Tech 13Georgia Tech -4.5, 69Underdog, Under
1998Georgia Tech 35 Notre Dame 28Georgia Tech -2.5, 52.5Favorite, Over
1997North Carolina 42 Virginia Tech 3North Carolina -9, 39.5Favorite, Over
1996North Carolina 20 West Virginia 13North Carolina -6.5, 33.5Favorite, Under
1995Syracuse 41 Clemson 0Clemson -2.5, 43Underdog, Under
1994Tennessee 45 Virginia Tech 23Tennessee -7, 47.5Favorite, Over
1993Alabama 24 North Carolina 10North Carolina -3, 39Underdog, Under
1992Florida 27 N.C. State 10N.C. State -1, 48.5Underdog, Under
1991Oklahoma 48 Virginia 14Virginia -1.5, 42Underdog, Over
1990Michigan 35 Mississippi 3Michigan -11, 45.5Favorite, Under

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