Outback Bowl Preview History
2012 Outback Bowl Game Preview:
There will be a lot talk about the quarterbacks going into this meeting of two historically awesome teams. Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins led his hard-scrabble squad to a 10-3 record in the Big Ten, almost picking up the conference title in the end to the Rose Bowl-bound Wisconsin Badgers. Similarly, Aaron Murray and his Bulldog teammates found their situation exactly the same, down to the record—except their loss came in a championship game to the ascendant LSU Tigers. On January 2nd, there will be revenge sought on both sides in Tampa, Florida’s Raymond James Stadium. There will be a lot of fireworks during and after the game—be sure you’re in the stands to watch them go off.
2011 Outback Bowl Game Preview:
Two storied teams are headed to Tampa on New Year’s Day to battle it out in the 2011 Outback Bowl. In their 20th consecutive bowl appearance, the SEC’s Florida Gators will take on Joe Paterno’s Big 10 powerhouse Penn State Nittany Lions, a team he has led to 24 bowl victories.
Florida’s continuing to attempt to make the spread offense work after the departure of Tim Tebow. Even though it hasn’t reached that height of success, its root speed might be too much for Paterno’s Lions to catch up to, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. The Gator’s strong defensive unit will be a test for sophomore quarterback Matt McGloin, who came in the middle of the season and threw for 1,337 yards and 13 touchdowns.
For Penn State’s defense, it will be a question of whether its front defensive line can withstand the constant ground attack. Florida’s leading touchdown maker is freshman quarterback Trey Burton, who ran in 11 scores this year. In the battle of teams who are still looking for offensive identities, this game will surely be decided in the trenches of the team defenses.
2010 Outback Bowl Game Preview:
The 2010 Outback Bowl is being played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The '10 matchup includes the Auburn Tigers and Northwestern Wildcats. Auburn will be hoping to give Head Coach Gene Chizik a big win to finish his first season at Auburn. While Northwestern wants to do the same for their Coach Pat Fitzgerald.
2009 Outback Bowl Game Preview:
Head to Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the 2009 Outback Bowl game. The game is played in Tampa, Florida, and pits the South Carolina Gamecocks vs the Iowa Hawkeyes. This year's bowl game will be played on New Year's Day, honoring the past traditions of New Year's football bowl games. The Hawkeyes will be looking to topple the Gamecocks, but South Carolina has some tricks up their sleeve as well. Make sure to get your tickets early to the Outback Bowl!