The Heart of Dallas Bowl is played each December at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX. Since 2011 the Heart of Dallas Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up one of the teams from the Big Ten Conference or Big 12 Conference with a peer from Conference USA. The Heart of Dallas Bowl is sponsored by PlainsCapital Bank, and has been sponsored in the past by TicketCity. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Heart of Dallas Bowl tickets.
2016 Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview
The 2015 Heart of Dallas Bowl will pit the Washington Huskies against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The Washington Huskies come into the Heart of Dallas Bowl following an emotional 42-10 dismantling of arch-rival Washington State, and will be looking to ride that emotion into next season. Washington’s defense has allowed only 17 points per game and has been one of the nation’s best unit’s over the 2015 season. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles put together another fantastic season, coming up just short of the C-USA title. The Golden Eagles are driven by a passing attack that has seen Nick Mullens throw for more than 4000 yards and 36 touchdowns. The key matchup of the 2015 Heart of Dallas Bowl will be how the Huskies defense matches up with the high flying Eagles offense.
Check out our Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Heart of Dallas Bowl games.
Heart of Dallas Bowl at the Cotton Bowl Address: 3750 The Midway, Dallas, Texas, 75215
One of the few old-fashioned bowl stadiums left out there, the Cotton Bowl can pack in 92,000+ on game days. One of the biggest rivalries in college football is played here every year, when the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns meet in Dallas every October, surrounded by the Texas State Fair.
Numbered sections 1 to 36. Each section will go up to row 42 and the last few rows will have an overhang from the upper deck to shield you from the elements.
Numbered sections 101 to 144, with sections going up to row 34.
Heart of Dallas Bowl Event Guide
What are best attractions to see when in Dallas for the Heart of Dallas Bowl?
If you’re in the mood for more football, check out if the Dallas Cowboys have a home game while you’re in town. Even if you aren’t a Cowboys fan, AT&T Stadium is a sight to see. The Dallas Stars are also in season, and a little closer than Arlington. Lots of other stuff to see in Dallas, including the Sixth Floor Museum, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the Dallas World Aquarium.
Where are the best places to eat in Dallas for the Heart of Dallas Bowl?
If you love to eat, Dallas is your place. The Grape on Lower Greenville is your spot if you want one of the best burgers you’ll ever have, with Twisted Root by SMU (or Deep Ellum) not far behind. Other great choices in central Dallas are Tei-An and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.
What are the best games in Heart of Dallas Bowl history?
The history of this game is short since it first started in 2011 as the TicketCity Bowl, but the closest contest thus far was the inaugural one. Texas Tech beat back a late charge from Northwestern to win the game 45-38. For a complete list of former Heart of Dallas Bowl matchups, visit our Heart of Dallas Bowl Champions page.