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Last Updated Jun 09, 2022, 19:51 PM

INDEPENDENCE BOWL HISTORY

The Independence Bowl began in 1976 and the matchup currently features schools from the ACC and SEC conferences. The game takes place at Independence Stadium from Shreveport, Louisiana.

Favorites have gone 11-3 straight up and 10-4 against the spread in the last 14 Independence Bowls, but the underdogs have come through in the past two affairs in Shreveport. Duke routed Temple in 2018 in a 56-27 blowout as 3.5-point 'dogs, followed by Louisiana Tech blanking Miami (FL), 14-0 in 2019 as a nearly touchdown 'dog. Louisiana Tech recorded the first shutout in Independence Bowl history, while snapping a four-game 'over' run in this game.

The 2020 installment was wiped out due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, but the game returned on Dec. 18, 2021 in a battle between independent BYU and Conference USA representative UAB.

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2019Louisiana Tech 14 Miami (FL) 0Miami -6.5, 50Underdog, Under
2018Duke 56 Temple 27Temple -3.5, 56.5Underdog, Over
2017Florida State 42 Southern Miss 13FSU -12, 48.5Favorite, Over
2016N.C. State 41 Vanderbilt 17N.C. State -6, 46Favorite, Over
2015Virginia Tech 55 Tulsa 52Virginia Tech -14, 62.5Underdog, Over
2014South Carolina 24 Miami (FL) 21Miami (FL) -3, 62Underdog, Under
2013Arizona 42 Boston College 19Arizona -7.5, 56Favorite, Over
2012Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14Louisiana-Monroe -7, 59Favorite, Push
2011Missouri 41 North Carolina 24Missouri -4.5, 53Favorite, Over
2010Air Force 14 Georgia Tech 7Air Force -3, 54.5Favorite, Under
2009Georgia 44 Texas A&M 20Georgia -6.5, 65.5Favorite, Under
2008Louisiana Tech 17 Northern Illinois 10Louisiana Tech -3, 46Favorite, Under
2007Alabama 30 Colorado 24Alabama -4.5, 51.5Favorite, Over
2006Oklahoma State 34 Alabama 31Oklahoma State -2, 49Favorite, Over
2005Missouri 38 South Carolina 31South Carolina -3.5, 51.5Underdog, Over
2004Iowa State 17 Miami (OH) 13Miami (OH) -3, 51Underdog, Under
2003Arkansas 27 Missouri 14Arkansas -3, 55Favorite, Under
2002Mississippi 27 Nebraska 23Nebraska -7, 55Underdog, Under
2001Alabama 14 Iowa State 13Alabama -6.5, 51.5Underdog, Under
2000Mississippi State 43 Texas A&M 41 (OT)Texas A&M -1, 43.5Underdog, Over
1999Mississippi 27 Oklahoma 25Oklahoma -4, 56.5Underdog, Under
1998Mississippi 35 Texas Tech 18Texas Tech -8.5, 44.5Underdog, Over
1997LSU 27 Notre Dame 9LSU -7, 44Favorite, Under
1996Auburn 32 Army 29--
1995LSU 45 Michigan State 26--
1994Virginia 20 TCU 10--
1993Virginia Tech 45 Indiana 20--
1992Wake Forest 39 Oregon 35--
1991Georgia 24 Arkansas 15--
1990Louisiana Tech 34 Maryland 34--
1989Oregon 27 Tulsa 24--
1988Southern Miss 38 UTEP 18--
1987Washington 24 Tulane 12--
1986Mississippi 20 Texas Tech 17--
1985Minnesota 20 Clemson 13--
1984Air Force 23 Virginia Tech 7--
1983Air Force 9 Mississippi 3--
1982Wisconsin 14 Kansas State 3--
1981Texas A&M 33 Oklahoma State 16--
1980Southern Miss 16 McNeese State 14--
1979Syracuse 31 McNeese State 7--
1978East Carolina 35 Louisiana Tech 13--
1977Louisiana Tech 24 Louisville 14--
1976McNeese State 20 Tulsa 16--

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