ORANGE BOWL HISTORY

The Orange Bowl debuted in 1935 and the matchup currently features schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the Big Ten Conference. The game takes place at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida as the previous venue for this contest was the Orange Bowl in Miami from 1938-1999. This game was named the FedEx Orange Bowl and the Discover Orange Bowl prior to Capital One acquiring sponsorship rights in 2014. 

The underdog had won each of the past four matchups, until Wisconsin snapped the streak by covering 34-24 against Miami, Fl. in the 2017 installment. Clemson has appeared in three of the last six Orange Bowl games, while Nebraska has made the most appearances in this game with 17 (8-9 record). 

In the 2018 installment, a College Football Playoff semifinal, Alabama fired out to a 28-0 lead, setting an Orange Bowl record with 21 first-quarter points. However, the Sooners hung around and were able to find the end zone late for a backdoor cover, helping underdogs to a 5-1 ATS mark across the past six Orange Bowls. The Sooners also made a stop inside the red zone in the final minute, as a majority of bettors hung on for the 'under' result.

The SEC has dominated the Orange Bowl lately, with Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M grabbing victories from 2018-20. In the College Football Playoff semifinal, Georgia routed Michigan by a 34-11 score to advance to the national title game.

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2018Alabama 45 Oklahoma 34Alabama -14.5, 80.5Underdog, Under
2017Wisconsin 34 Miami, Fl. 24Wisconsin -6.5, 46Favorite, Over
2016Florida State 33 Michigan 32Michigan -7, 50.5Underdog, Over
2015Clemson 37 Oklahoma 17Oklahoma -4, 62Underdog, Under
2014Georgia Tech 49 Mississippi State 34Mississippi State -6, 60Underdog, Over
2013Clemson 40 Ohio State 35Ohio State -2.5, 71.5Underdog, Over
2012Florida State 31 Northern Illinois 10Florida State -14.5, 59Favorite, Under
2011West Virginia 70 Clemson 33Clemson -3, 64Underdog, Over
2010Stanford 40 Virginia Tech 12Stanford -3.5, 58.5Favorite, Under
2009Iowa 24 Georgia Tech 14Georgia Tech -6, 51Underdog, Under
2008Virginia Tech 20 Cincinnati 7Cincinnati -2.5, 41Underdog, Under
2007Kansas 24 Virginia Tech 21Virginia Tech -3, 50.5Underdog, Under
2006Louisville 24 Wake Forest 13Louisville -10, 53.5Favorite, Under
2005Penn State 26 Florida State 23 (3 OT)Penn State -9, 46.5Underdog, Over
2004USC 55 Oklahoma 19USC -3, 54Favorite, Over
2003Miami, Fl. 16 Florida State 14Florida State -1.5, 46.5Underdog, Under
2002USC 38 Iowa 17USC -4.5, 55.5Favorite, Under
2001Florida 56 Maryland 23Florida -14.5, 58Favorite, Over
2000Oklahoma 13 Florida State 2Florida State -11.5, 56.5Underdog, Under
1999Michigan 35 Alabama 34 (OT)Alabama -2.5, 48.5Underdog, Over
1998Florida 31 Syracuse 0Florida -7, 62.5Favorite, Under
1997Nebraska 42 Tennessee 17Nebraska -7.5, 57Favorite, Over
1996Nebraska 41 Virginia Tech 21Nebraska -16, 46.5Favorite, Over
1995Florida State 31 Notre Dame 26Florida State -10.5, NAUnderdog
1994Nebraska 24 Miami, Fl. 17Miami -1, 37Underdog, Over
1993Florida State 18 Nebraska 16Florida State -16.5, 50.5Underdog, Under
1992Florida State 27 Nebraska 14Florida State -10, 50Favorite, Under
1991Miami, Fl. 22 Nebraska 0Miami -10, 44.5Favorite, Under
1990Colorado 10 Notre Dame 9--
1989Notre Dame 21 Colorado 6--
1988Miami, Fl. 23 Nebraska 3--
1987Miami, Fl. 20 Oklahoma 14--
1986Oklahoma 42 Arkansas 8--
1985Oklahoma 25 Penn State 10--
1984Washington 28 Oklahoma 17--
1983Miami, Fl. 31 Nebraska 30--
1982Nebraska 21 LSU 20--
1981Clemson 22 Nebraska 15--
1980Oklahoma 18 Florida State 17--
1979Oklahoma 24 Florida State 7--
1978Oklahoma 31 Nebraska 24--
1977Arkansas 31 Oklahoma 0--
1976Ohio State 27 Colorado 10--
1975Oklahoma 14 Michigan 6--
1974Notre Dame 13 Alabama 11--
1973Penn State 16 LSU 9--
1972Nebraska 40 Notre Dame 6--
1971Nebraska 38 Alabama 6--
1970Nebraska 17 LSU 12--
1969Penn State 10 Missouri 3--
1968Penn State 15 Kansas 14--
1967Oklahoma 26 Tennessee 24--
1966Florida 27 Georgia Tech 12--
1965Alabama 39 Nebraska 28--
1964Texas 21 Alabama 17--
1963Nebraska 13 Auburn 7--
1962Alabama 17 Oklahoma 0--
1961LSU 25 Colorado 7--
1960Missouri 21 Navy 14--
1959Georgia 14 Missouri 0--
1958Oklahoma 21 Syracuse 6--
1957Oklahoma 48 Duke 21--
1956Colorado 27 Clemson 21--
1955Oklahoma 20 Maryland 6--
1954Duke 34 Nebraska 7--
1953Oklahoma 7 Maryland 0--
1952Alabama 61 Syracuse 6--
1951Georgia Tech 17 Baylor 14--
1950Clemson 15 Miami, Fl. 14--
1949Santa Clara 21 Kentucky 13--
1948Texas 41 Georgia 28--
1947Georgia Tech 20 Kansas 14--
1946Rice 8 Tennessee 0--
1945Miami, Fl. 13 Holy Cross (MA) 6--
1944Tulsa 26 Georgia Tech 12--
1943LSU 19 Texas A&M 14--
1942Alabama 37 Boston College 21--
1941Georgia 40 TCU 26--
1940Mississippi State 14 Georgetown 7--
1939Georgia Tech 21 Missouri 7--
1938Tennessee 17 Oklahoma 0--
1937Auburn 6 Michigan State 0--
1936Duquesne 13 Mississippi 12--
1935Catholic (D.C.) 20 Mississippi 19--
1934Bucknell 26 Miami, Fl. 0--