What are the best attractions to see when in Shreveport for the Independence Bowl?
Shreveport is home to some top notch museums and learning centers, including the R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Sci-Port, the Air Force Museum and the Water Works Museum. Kids will love Sci-Port, as many of the exhibits are interactive.
Where are the best places to eat in Shreveport for the Independence Bowl?
Try Strawn’s Eat Shop for a great diner breakfast. Herby-K’s is the spot for Cajun food, and you’ve got to have your creole fill when in Louisiana. Blind Tiger is your late-night spot with great food and a fun atmosphere.
What are the best games in Independence Bowl history?
The 2000 Independence Bowl will be remembered by many for the snowstorm that the Texas A&M Aggies and Mississippi State Bulldogs had to play through. The field was blanketed with snow, which rarely happens in Shreveport. The Bulldogs won 43-41 in overtime when they blocked A&M’s extra point and returned it for 2, then scored their own TD to win it. Maryland and La Tech also played the only tie in Independence Bowl history in 1990.
Who are the most famous players to play in the Independence Bowl?
Gary Kubiak, current Houston Texans head coach, was named MVP after leading his Texas A&M Aggies to a 33-16 win over Oklahoma State. MVP honors at the Independence Bowl have also been handed out to Takeo Spikes, Eli Mannings, Seneca Wallace and Josh Heupel.