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Cactus Bowl OddsCollege Football Betting Online: The game has undergone several name changes and has been played at different venues, but the Cactus Bowl remains one of the highest rated games in the western United States. The game has been played in the state of Arizona since 1989, originally as the Copper Bowl at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

The 2017 Cactus Bowl will take place on Wednesday, December 26, 2017 at Chase Field in Phoenix. ESPN will have all of the action starting at 10:15 p.m. ET.

Cactus Bowl Format

The Cactus Bowl is schedule to pit teams from the Big XII and Pac-12 against each other. It isn't out of the ordinary, though, for at least one of these conferences to not reach the allotment of teams. In 2016, Boise State played in the Cactus Bowl in place of a Pac-12 team. Though the Big Ten used to have a tie-in to the Cactus Bowl, this bowl organizers would much rather have smaller schools from the Mountain West than the middling teams from the Big Ten, ACC or SEC.

Cactus Bowl Game Results

Season Winners losers
2016BaylorBoise State
2015West VirginiaArizona State
2014Oklahoma StateWashington
2013Kansas StateMichigan
2012Michigan StateTCU
2011OklahomaIowa
2010IowaMissouri
2009Iowa StateMinnesota
2008KansasMinnesota
2007Oklahoma StateIndiana
2006Texas TechMinnesota
2005Arizona StateRutgers
2004Oregon StateNotre Dame
2003CaliforniaVirginia Tech
2002PittsburghOregon State
2001SyracuseKansas State
2000Iowa StatePittsburgh
1999ColoradoBoston College
1998MissouriWest Virginia
1997ArizonaNew Mexico
1996WisconsinUtah
1995Texas TechAir Force
1994BYUOklahoma
1993Kansas StateWyoming
1992Washington StateUtah
1991IndianaBaylor
1990CaliforniaWyoming
1989ArizonaN.C. State

For the first 10 years the game was played on the campus of the University of Arizona. In 2000, organizers moved the game to Bank One Ballpark in downtown Phoenix. Finally, in 2006, the game moved to Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe to replace the Fiesta Bowl, which had moved to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

The inaugural Copper Bowl was played on December 31, 1989 with the hometown Arizona Wildcats defeating North Carolina 17-14 in the second-lowest scoring game in the bowl’s history. The game was played under its original name from 1989 until 1996 when Arizona technology company Insight Enterprises became the title sponsor. Insight kept the naming rights until 2012, after which restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings bought them. Buffalo Wild Wings declined to renew its sponsorship following the 2013 game.

Instead of reverting back to its original Copper Bowl name, organizers rebranded the bowl the Cactus Bowl in 2014. The name previously belonged to a Division II postseason all-star game that played from 2001 until 2011, and was the name originally planned for the bowl game when first conceived. Motel 6 has been the title sponsor since 2015.

Through 2005 the game featured teams mostly from the Western Athletic Conference, Pac-10 and Big 12. A matchup of teams from the Big 12 and Big Ten began in 2006 and continued through the 2013 season. An agreement between the Pac-12 and Big 12 took shape for the 2014 season, based on bowl eligibility. Texas Tech staged the biggest comeback in a bowl game in 2006, rallying from a 38-7 second-half deficit to defeat Minnesota in overtime. The record has since been tied.

Most All-Time Wins at Cactus Bowl

Wins Team Years Won
2Kansas State1993, 2013
2Arizona1989, 1997
2California1990, 2003
2Oklahoma State2007, 2015
2Texas Tech1995, 2006
2Iowa State2000, 2009

Kansas State and Minnesota are the only two teams to have played in the Cactus Bowl three times. That said, the Golden Gophers haven't won the game in their history, and they're one of three teams to have lost this game multiple times. Both Utah and Wyoming have been defeated in the Cactus Bowl twice.

A total of six teams have won the Cactus Bowl twice, four of which are from the Big XII and two of which come out of the Pac-12.

Teams very rarely play in the Cactus Bowl in consecutive years. The only team to play in this game in consecutive years was Minnesota, which was beaten in the 2008 and 2009 games then known as the Insight Bowl.

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