The BBVA Compass Bowl is played each January at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Since 2006, the BBVA Compass Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up team from the Southeastern Conference with a peer from the American Athletic Conference. The alternates are C-USA and the MAC. The BBVA Compass Bowl is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank, and has been sponsored in the past by Papa John’s. Check out our Compass Bowl History page for more information and our Compass Bowl Champions page for a list of the games past winners. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Compass Bowl tickets.
2014 BBVA Compass Bowl Preview
The 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 4th at 12 PM between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Houston Cougars. Check back soon for a preview of the 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl.
In the 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl, the Ole Miss Rebels defeated the Pitt Panthers 38-17. Bo Wallace was on fire early on, hitting three passing TDs in the first half, to go up 24-10 before the break. I’Tavius Mathers scored on a 62-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to settle it once and for good. Wallace was named the bowl’s MVP in front of a huge announced crowd of 59, 135 – the new bowl record.
Check out our Compass Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Compass Bowl games.
BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field Address: 400 Graymont Ave W, Birmingham, Alabama, 35204
The BBVA Compass Bowl is played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, current home of the UAB Blazers. The stadium was the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1927-2003 and the All-American Bowl from 1986-1990.
The sections in the stadium are cut in half by a walkway, with Sections 10-11 and 35-36 being right at midfield for a perfect view of the action.
There are general admission areas in the end zone areas, check to see if your ticket is for that section or look for GA if you are hunting for a ticket in those areas. Perfect for those who wasn’t able to buy a ticket with a group the first time around.
BBVA Compass Bowl Event Guide
What are the best attractions to see when in Birmingham for the BBVA Compass Bowl?
There’s lots of stuff to do in Birmingham for both adults and kids, including the Barber Motorsports Museum and Park. You can see powerful cars and motorcycles zooming around the race track, and if you like motorcycles, it’s a must. The McWane Science Center is a fun and interactive place to take the kids so they can have a fun adventure before kickoff! Find more information on our Compass Bowl Event Guide page.
Where are the best places to eat when in Birmingham for the BBVA Compass Bowl?
Chez Fonfon is one of the highest-rated spot in Birmingham, and delivers great French food at a good price. They have an extensive wine list and everything from the Fon Fon Burger to the Characuterie to dessert is delicious. Check out Highlands Bar and Grill if you’re looking for southern fare.
What are the best games in BBVA Compass Bowl history?
It’s a short history as the game only got its start in 2006, but the Rutgers comeback in 2008 over NC State in the then PapaJohns.com Bowl was a classic game. NC State went up 17-6 behind QB Russell Wilson, but Mike Teel brought the Scarlet Knights back in the fourth quarter with a 42-yard TD pass to Kenny Britt to take the lead and eventually win the game. Get more information on great games on our Notable Compass Bowl Games page.
Who are the most famous players to play in the BBVA Compass Bowl?
Current starting Seahawks QB Russell Wilson played in the 2008 game, while Andre Dixon, Dion Lewis and Bo Wallace have all taken home BBVA Compass Bowl MVP honors.
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BBVA Compass Bowl With a Big East team that was close to a BCS bid, and a up and coming WKU squad, we could see a good one. WKU has one of the best running backs in football with Bobby Rainey, and will be in their first ever bowl game. November 28, 2011