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Jun 08, 2022

SUGAR BOWL HISTORY

The Sugar Bowl started in 1935 and the matchup currently features schools from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and at-large conferences. The game takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana as the previous venue for this contest was Tulane Stadium in New Orleans from 1934-1974. This game was named the USF&G Sugar Bowl and Nokia Sugar Bowl prior to Allstate acquiring sponsorship rights in 2007. 

The SEC has won two of the past three encounters in the Sugar Bowl, which includes Georgia's 26-14 win over Baylor in the 2019 installment.

The Sugar Bowl is part of the College Football Playoff rotation and was part of two semifinal matchups played in 2014 and 2018.

In Jan. 2021, Ohio State roughed up Clemson by a 49-28 score to punch their ticket to the national title game, a rare 'over' result lately in the Sugar Bowl.

In the Jan. 1, 2022 game between Baylor and Ole Miss, the Bears knocked out Rebels QB Matt Corral early, and then used its defense for a 21-7 low-scoring win. The 'under' is now 6-1 across the past seven Sugar Bowls.

  • Alabama 24 Clemson 6
  • Ohio State 42 Alabama 35
  • Ohio State 49 Clemson 28
YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2019Georgia 26 Baylor 14Georgia -3.5, 44Favorite, Under
2018Texas 28 Georgia 21Georgia -13, 60Underdog, Under
2017Alabama 24 Clemson 6Alabama -3.5, 47Favorite, Under
2016Oklahoma 35 Auburn 19Oklahoma -2.5, 66.5Favorite, Under
2015Mississippi 48 Oklahoma State 20Mississippi -8, 70.5Favorite, Under
2014Ohio State 42 Alabama 35Alabama -7.5, 57.5Underdog, Over
2013Oklahoma 45 Alabama 31Alabama -17, 52Underdog, Over
2012Louisville 33 Florida 23Florida -14.5, 47.5Underdog, Over
2011Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)Michigan -3, 52.5Push, Under
2010Ohio State 31 Arkansas 26Ohio State -3, 57.5Favorite, Under
2009Florida 51 Cincinnati 24Florida -12.5, 59Favorite, Over
2008Utah 31 Alabama 17Alabama -9.5, 46.5Underdog, Over
2007Georgia 41 Hawaii 10Georgia -8, 68.5Favorite, Under
2006LSU 41 Notre Dame 14LSU -8.5, 56Favorite, Under
2005West Virginia 38 Georgia 35Georgia -7, 47Underdog, Over
2004Auburn 16 Virginia Tech 13Auburn -6, 44Underdog, Under
2003LSU 21 Oklahoma 14Oklahoma -6, 47Underdog, Under
2002Georgia 26 Florida State 13Georgia -7.5, 49.5Favorite, Under
2001LSU 47 Illinois 34LSU -2, 60.5Favorite, Over
2000Miami, Fl. 37 Florida 20Miami -6, 58.5Favorite, Under
1999Florida State 46 Virginia Tech 29Florida State -6, 49.5Favorite, Over
1998Ohio State 24 Texas A&M 14Texas A&M -12, 49.5Underdog, Under
1997Florida State 31 Ohio State 14Florida State -7, 47.5Favorite, Under
1996Florida 52 Florida State 20Florida -3.5, 54.5Favorite, Over
1995Virginia Tech 28 Texas 10Texas -2.5, 45Underdog, Under
1994Florida State 23 Florida 17Florida -1.5, 54.5Underdog, Under
1993Florida 41 West Virginia 7Florida -6.5, 54.5Favorite, Under
1992Alabama 34 Miami, Fl. 13Miami -8, 36Underdog, Over
1991Notre Dame 39 Florida 28Florida -6.5, 52.5Underdog, Over
1990Tennessee 23 Virginia 22--
1989Miami, Fl. 33 Alabama 25--
1988Florida State 13 Auburn 7--
1987Auburn 16 Syracuse 16--
1986Nebraska 30 LSU 15--
1985Tennessee 35 Miami, Fl. 7--
1984Nebraska 28 LSU 10--
1983Auburn 9 Michigan 7--
1982Penn State 27 Georgia 23--
1981Pittsburgh 24 Georgia 20--
1980Georgia 17 Notre Dame 10--
1979Alabama 24 Arkansas 9--
1978Alabama 14 Penn State 7--
1977Alabama 35 Ohio State 6--
1976Pittsburgh 27 Georgia 3--
1975Alabama 13 Penn State 6--
1974Nebraska 13 Florida 10--
1973Notre Dame 24 Alabama 23--
1972Oklahoma 14 Penn State 0--
1971Oklahoma 40 Auburn 22--
1970Tennessee 34 Air Force 13--
1969Mississippi 27 Arkansas 22--
1968Arkansas 16 Georgia 2--
1967LSU 20 Wyoming 13--
1966Alabama 34 Nebraska 7--
1965Missouri 20 Florida 18--
1964LSU 13 Syracuse 10--
1963Alabama 12 Mississippi 7--
1962Mississippi 17 Arkansas 3--
1961Alabama 10 Arkansas 3--
1960Mississippi 14 Rice 6--
1959Mississippi 21 LSU 0--
1958LSU 7 Clemson 0--
1957Mississippi 39 Texas 7--
1956Baylor 13 Tennessee 7--
1955Georgia Tech 7 Pittsburgh 0--
1954Navy 21 Mississippi 0--
1953Georgia Tech 42 West Virginia 19--
1952Georgia Tech 24 Mississippi 7--
1951Maryland 28 Tennessee 13--
1950Kentucky 13 Oklahoma 7--
1949Oklahoma 35 LSU 0--
1948Oklahoma 14 North Carolina 6--
1947Texas 27 Alabama 7--
1946Georgia 20 North Carolina 10--
1945Oklahoma State 33 St. Mary's (CA) 13--
1944Duke 29 Alabama 26--
1943Georgia Tech 20 Tulsa 18--
1942Tennessee 14 Tulsa 7--
1941Fordham 2 Missouri 0--
1940Boston College 19 Tennessee 13--
1939Texas A&M 14 Tulane 13--
1938TCU 15 Carnegie Tech 7--
1937Santa Clara 6 LSU 0--
1936Santa Clara 21 LSU 14--
1935TCU 3 LSU 2--
1934Tulane 20 Temple 14--

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