The AdvoCare Classic is annual college football game played at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The inaugural game was previously called the Cowboys Classic until 2015 and played in the stadium's first year in operation on September 5, 2009, between the Oklahoma Sooners and the BYU Cougars. The AdvoCare Classic is usually one of the first games of the season along with several other kickoff games. With the exception of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2014, every game since 2013 has featured two top 25 teams against one another. Most notably was in 2011 when the #3 LSU Tigers faced the #4 Oregon Ducks.
Despite being played in a major region of the Big 12, the conference is 0-3 in the game as the Horned Frogs were still a part of the Mountain West during their win over Oregon State. The SEC, MWC, and ACC make up the only undefeated conferences in the Advocare Classic with SEC leading the bunch at 3-0. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for AdvoCare Classic tickets.
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The 2016 AdvoCare Classic Game will take place on September 3, 2016 where the Alabama Crimson Tide will go head-to-head against the USC Trojans at the AT&T Stadium. The matchup between the Trojans and the Crimson Tide is one that will attract national attention as, the 2015 CFB Championship, Alabama is expected to have a strong start in the 2016-2017 season. USC start the football season with a new head coach, Clay Helton, after a disappointing season in 2015. Fans will be anxiously waiting to see if Helton will be able to start the season on the right foot when they play in the AdvoCare Classic in September. The Trojans have lost their 2015 quarterback and will be looking for a top replacement but the team has a lot of returning starters. For Alabama, they will be coming back as a young team, so Head Coach Saban will be working to build the team dynamic. Whether you are planning on cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners or the USC Trojans at the AT&T Stadium, TicketCity has some of the best deals for the 2016 AdvoCare Classic Game tickets!
AdvoCare Classic Football at AT&T Stadium Address: 925 North Collins Street, Arlington, Texas, 76011
The AdvoCare Classic college football game is played annually at AT&T Stadium, located just outside of Dallas in Arlington, Texas. A state-of-the-art modern arena boasting a retractable roof and one of the biggest HDTV displays in the world, the new AT&T Stadium is also one of the most expensive. The Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame is just one of the many amenities in the new facility. AT&T Stadium parking information is covered in our Cowboys event guide.
September 2, 2017 - Michigan Wolverines vs. Florida Gators
September 1, 2018 - LSU Tigers vs. Miami Hurricanes
August 31, 2019 - Oregon Ducks vs. Auburn Tigers
September 3, 2016 - Alabama Crimson Tide 52, USC Trojans 6
The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide was pitted against the No. 20 USC Trojans for the season opening game. The first quarter of the game had a slow start with USC scoring 3 points. As the game progressed, Alabama dominated the remaining quarters by using their national-title defense held the Trojans to 194 yards. The 52-6 win for Alabama was their start of their undefeated season for the 2016 college football season.
September 5, 2015 - Alabama Crimson Tide 35, Wisconsin Badgers 17
The No. 3 Alabama returned to the Dallas Cowboys stadium for the first game of the season against the No. 20 Wisconsin. Jake Coker came in as the rookie quarterback in his first starting game with Crimson Tide and with Derrick Henry by his side Alabama took the lead in the first quarter and didn’t give it up. The Badgers had a tough loss when senior safety Michael Caputo left the game on the third play from a head injury. With two touchdowns scored in the third quarter from Alabama, Wisconsin was not able to close the gap. The final score of the game was Alabama, 35-17.
August 30, 2014 - Florida State Seminoles 37, Oklahoma State Cowboys 31
After jumping out to a quick 10-0 lead, Oklahoma State found a way to get back into the game with the defending national champions headed into half time down by just 7, 17-10. Winston pulled out his Heisman skills in the second half gashing the OSU defense for a total of 370 yards and a touchdown. Though the Cowboys were able to capitalize on 2 Winston interceptions, the Seminoles high powered offense was too much for Oklahoma State as Florida State took the advantage 37-31.
August 31, 2013 - LSU Tigers 37, TCU Horned Frogs 27
What started as a hard-nosed defensive battle quickly turned in the wrong direction for #20 TCU as the Tigers jumped up to a 31-17 lead in the third quarter. The Horned Frogs would go on to add another 10 points but LSU was able to answer the call with another 7 of their own to keep the Frogs at bay 37-27. #12 LSU’s Mettenberger finished the day with 251 yards and a touchdown while Magee powered his way to 95 yards and 2 touchdowns giving LSU their second win at AT&T Stadium and undefeated in the Cowboys Classic.
September 1, 2012 - Alabama Crimson Tide 41, Michigan Wolverines 14
#2 Alabama completed their 11th consecutive season opening win at AT&T Stadium during their 41-14 rout of the #8 Michigan Wolverines. Before the first quarter was complete the Crimson Tide had already taken a 21-0 lead over the Wolverines. In fact, it wasn’t until a 31-0 lead late in the second quarter that Michigan’s Denard Robinson was able to tack on 6 points on a 6-yard run. While embarrassing to say the least for the Wolverines, it appeared to be more of a statement game for Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide after loosing several starters to the NFL Draft, including Trent Richardson.
September 3, 2011 - LSU Tigers 40, Oregon Ducks 27
The 2011 Cowboys Classic brought in the NCAA’s most explosive offense, #4 Oregon, and matched them up against the NCAA’s toughest defense, #3 LSU. In the end it was the defense that won the game as the Tigers slowed the Ducks to take a 40-27 win. LSU was able to keep Oregon scoreless in the third quarter allowing their offense to tack on 14 unanswered points to take a late 30-13 lead. Oregon would bounce back a bit in the fourth quarter but their 14 points would fail to compare to another 10 from the Tigers to take the game and their first win of the season 40-27.
September 4, 2010 - TCU Horned Frogs 30, Oregon State Beavers 21
It was #24 Oregon State up against #6 TCU in a game that became historic for TCU’s quarterback Andy Dalton, who became the most winningest quarterback in the school’s history. While Daltons 2 pick performance was not as shiny as the title he secured with the win, it got the job done with the help of Wesley and Tucker who combined for over 200 yards and a touchdown. The Beavers stayed consistent, securing a score in every quarter but the fourth where the Horned Frogs capped the game off with a safety giving them the advantage 30-21.
September 5, 2009 - BYU Cougars 14, Oklahoma Sooners 13
The inaugural Cowboys Classic game featured a #20 BYU upset of the #3 ranked Oklahoma Sooners as the first college football game at AT&T Stadium. The game featured future NFL players Sam Bradford and Demarco Murray as Sooners and Dennis Pitta for the Cougars. Pitta finished the day of with 90 yards on 7 receptions, Bradford went 10 for 14 with 96 yards and Murray totaled for almost 70 all purpose yards. The Sooners would ultimately fall short to the Cougars 14-13, but not after putting on one of the best college football games of the year at AT&T Stadium.