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Allstate Sugar Bowl - Texas Longhorns vs. Georgia Bulldogs

The Texas Longhorns have made solid strides after two year under the leadership of head coach Tom Herman. While progress has not been rapid it has been noticeable and Herman is recruiting at a high level. What is still missing is a dominant element, especially on offense, which is where Herman developed his reputation as being one of the game’s great minds. The Georgia Bulldogs may not be in the college football playoff but many believe that they belong as one of America’s four best teams. A blown lead against Alabama in the SEC championship game cost them a shot at the title.

2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl at a Glance

Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Time: 8:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Teams: Texas Longhorns vs. Georgia Bulldogs


Georgia has a record of 11-2 and was champion of the East Division of the SEC. After three seasons on the job head coach Kirby Smart has proven to be an elite recruiter and developer of talent. The Bulldogs are stocked for runs at the college football playoff for years to come. Georgia is strong on both sides of the line with national rankings of 13th for scoring offense and 13th for total defense. Quarterback Jake Fromm developed into an elite weapon with 27 touchdown passes and just five interceptions with a 68% completion rate. D’Andre Swift ran for 1037 yards, 6.7 yards per carry, with 10 touchdowns.

Texas has a record of 9-4 and was the runner up in the Big 12 Conference after losing the championship game to Oklahoma 39-27. Earlier the Longhorns defeated the Sooners in the Red River Shootout 48-45 in what was a milestone win for Herman’s program. Texas has national rankings of 49th for scoring offense and 57th for points allowed. Sam Ehlinger helped stabilize the quarterback position with 3123 yards passing and 25 touchdown passes.

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The Texas Longhorns are massive underdogs coming into their game with the Georgia Bulldogs on New Year’s Day. Texas is almost a two-touchdown underdog, and the Longhorns know they will have their work cut out for them if they hope to defeat Georgia. The Bulldogs are seen as the third-best team in the country according to many power ratings, while the Longhorns are viewed as an above average team after going 9-4 in the Big 12. An upset win for Texas here would mean a lot for the Big 12’s reputation going forward. More

Allstate Sugar Bowl Format

Much like the Rose Bowl’s gentlemen’s agreement with the now Pac-12 and its teams, the Sugar Bowl has had a similar relationship with the Southeastern Conference. From the 1950 playing through the 1995 season game, all but one bowl had a SEC representative.

The SEC’s opponent in the bowl has varied over the years. The old Southwest Conference provided a team, as did the Big 8. The game has also featured major independent programs due to its lack of affiliation with another conference. The Big 12 has most recently stepped in to provide opposition.

The Sugar Bowl was a part of the BCS and hosted two national championship games before the title tilt broke off on its own. Now a part of the CFP New Year’s Six, the Sugar Bowl is paired with the Rose Bowl and hosts a national semifinal on a three-year rotation. Ohio State beat Alabama in a 2014 semifinal and the Tide got a win in last year’s semi, knocking off Clemson en route to the National Championship.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Game Results

2017 Alabama Clemson
2016 Oklahoma Auburn
2015 Mississippi Oklahoma State
2014 Ohio State Alabama
2013 Oklahoma Alabama
2012 Louisville Florida
2011 Michigan Virginia Tech
2010 Ohio State Arkansas
2009 Florida Cincinnati
2008 Utah Alabama
2007 Georgia Hawaii
2006 LSU Notre Dame
2005 West Virginia Georgia
2004 Auburn Virginia Tech
2003 LSU Oklahoma
2002 Georgia Florida State
2001 LSU Illinois
2000 Miami, Fla. Florida
1999 Florida State Virginia Tech
1998 Ohio State Texas A&M
1997 Florida State Ohio State
1996 Florida Florida State
1995 Virginia Tech Texas
1994 Florida State Florida
1993 Florida West Virginia
1992 Alabama Miami, Fla.
1991 Notre Dame Florida
1990 Tennessee Virginia
1989 Miami, Fla. Alabama
1988 Florida State Auburn
*1987 Syracuse/Auburn Auburn/Syracuse
1986 Nebraska LSU
1985 Tennessee Miami, Fla.
1984 Nebraska LSU
1983 Auburn Michigan
1982 Penn State Georgia
1981 Pittsburgh Georgia
1980 Georgia Notre Dame
1979 Alabama Arkansas
1978 Alabama Penn State
1977 Alabama Ohio State
1976 Pittsburgh Georgia
1975 Alabama Penn State
1974 Nebraska Florida
1973 Notre Dame Alabama
1972 Oklahoma Penn State
1971 Oklahoma Auburn
1970 Tennessee Air Force
1969 Mississippi Arkansas
1968 Arkansas Georgia
1967 LSU Wyoming
1966 Alabama Nebraska
1965 Missouri Florida
1964 LSU Syracuse
1963 Alabama Mississippi
1962 Mississippi Arkansas
1961 Alabama Arkansas
1960 Mississippi Rice
1959 Mississippi LSU
1958 LSU Clemson
1957 Mississippi Texas
1956 Baylor Tennessee
1955 Georgia Tech Pittsburgh
1954 Navy Mississippi
1953 Georgia Tech West Virginia
1952 Georgia Tech Mississippi
1951 Maryland Tennessee
1950 Kentucky Oklahoma
1949 Oklahoma LSU
1948 Oklahoma North Carolina
1947 Texas Alabama
1946 Georgia North Carolina
1945 Oklahoma State Saint Mary's (CA)
1944 Duke Alabama
1943 Georgia Tech Tulsa
1942 Tennessee Tulsa
1941 Fordham Missouri
1940 Boston College Tennessee
1939 Texas A&M Tulane
1938 TCU Carnegie Mellon
1937 Santa Clara LSU
1936 Santa Clara LSU
1935 TCU LSU
1934 Tulane Temple

*1987 Sugar Bowl ended in tie

With the SEC considered one of, if not the strongest football conference in the country, the Sugar Bowl has seen its share of great teams and great players. The game traditionally hosted the SEC champion against another top-tier opponent, though that arrangement has been altered slightly over the last 20 years due to bowl alliances and conference realignment.

The bowl has hosted four mythical national championship games in the past. The 1992 season ended with Alabama beating Miami in the Bowl Coalition title game. The Bowl Alliance had Florida against Florida State in the championship game following the 1996 season. The BCS title for the 1999 season saw Florida State beat Virginia. The Sugar Bowl hosted the BCS title game four years later with LSU defeating Oklahoma.

In years it doesn’t host a national semifinal, the bowl will place the highest ranked SEC team against the highest ranked Big 12 club according to the CFP. This arrangement started with the new playoff system, but was delayed a year due to the game hosting a semifinal in the 2014 season. The 2015 season playing saw No. 12 Mississippi knockoff of Oklahoma State 48-20.

CFP No. 4 Alabama extended its record of Sugar Bowl wins to nine by knocking off CFP No. 1 Clemson, 24-6, in last year’s game. It stopped a three-game Tide losing streak and gave them their first Sugar Bowl title since the 1993 season.

Most All-Time Wins at Allstate Sugar Bowl

9 Alabama 1961, 1963, 1966, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2017
6 LSU 1958, 1964, 1967, 2001, 2003, 2006
6 Mississippi 1957, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1969, 2015
6 Oklahoma 1948, 1949, 1971, 1972, 2013, 2016
4 Florida State 1988, 1994, 1997, 1999
4 Georgia 1946, 1980, 2002, 2007
4 Georgia Tech 1943, 1952, 1953, 1955
4 Tennessee 1942, 1970, 1985, 1990
3 Florida 1993, 1996, 2009
3 Ohio State 1998, 2010, 2014
3 Nebraska 1974, 1984, 1986

It stands to reason that SEC teams would be littered throughout the list of squads that have competed in and won the most Sugar Bowls. Alabama is tops in both categories with nine wins in its 16 appearances. The Tide ended a three-game losing skid and posted their first win since the 1992 season by defeating Clemson in a national semifinal at the Sugar Bowl last year.

LSU has appeared in the second-most games and is tied with Ole Miss and Oklahoma in wins with six behind Alabama. The Tigers are the only program to lose three straight Sugar Bowls, falling in 1936, 1937 and 1938 with the last two at the hands of Santa Clara University.

The 2016 season playing pitted Big 12 champion Oklahoma against Auburn in what was Bob Stoops’ last game as coach of the Sooners. His team easily handled the Tigers, posting a 35-19 victory. It was Oklahoma’s second Sugar Bowl win in the last five games and their sixth overall. OU has the most bowl wins of any team not currently in the SEC.

The 2011 season game saw Michigan and Virginia Tech square off in the first Sugar Bowl since the 1999 season that didn’t include a school from the SEC. LSU and Alabama played for the National Championship that season and BCS rules prohibited a conference from having more than two teams in the BCS bowls.

The Sugar Bowl has hosted a team from 11 past and present conferences, along with a number of independent schools. But it’s never featured a team from the Pac-12.

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2018 - 2019 College Bowls Schedule

Dec 15 Celebration Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA MEAC vs SWAC
Dec 15 New Mexico Bowl Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM Mountain West vs C–USA
Dec 15 AutoNation Cure Bowl Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL AAC vs Sun Belt
Dec 15 Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV Pac-12 vs Mountain West
Dec 15 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL MAC vs Sun Belt
Dec 15 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA C–USA vs Sun Belt
Dec 18 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL AAC / C–USA vs MAC
Dec 19 Frisco Bowl Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX AAC vs At Large
Dec 20 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL AAC vs C–USA
Dec 21 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas C–USA vs MAC
Dec 21 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID MAC vs Mountain West
Dec 22 Birmingham Bowl Legion Field, Birmingham, AL SEC vs AAC
Dec 22 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX Big 12 vs AAC
Dec 22 Dollar General Bowl Ladd–Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL MAC vs Sun Belt
Dec 22 Hawaii Bowl Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI C–USA vs Mountain West
Dec 26 Servpro First Responder Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX Big Ten vs C–USA
Dec 26 Quick Lane Bowl Ford Field, Detroit, MI Big Ten vs ACC
Dec 26 Cheez-It Bowl Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ Big 12 vs Pac-12
Dec 27 Walk-On's Independence Bowl Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA SEC vs ACC
Dec 27 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY Big Ten vs ACC
Dec 27 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl NRG Stadium, Houston, TX Big 12 vs SEC
Dec 28 Frankiln American Mortage Music City Bowl Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN SEC vs ACC / Big Ten
Dec 28 Camping World Bowl Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL Big 12 vs AAC
Dec 28 Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome, San Antonio, TX Big 12 vs Pac-12
Dec 28 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA Big Ten vs Pac-12
Dec 29 Capital One Orange Bowl Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL Semifinal Game
Dec 29 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX Semifinal Game
Dec 29 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA At-Large vs At-Large
Dec 29 Belk Bowl Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC SEC vs ACC
Dec 29 Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ Mountain West vs Sun Belt
Dec 31 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD ACC vs AAC
Dec 31 Hyundai Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX Pac-12 vs ACC
Dec 31 Redbox Bowl Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA Big Ten vs Pac-12
Dec 31 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN Big 12 vs SEC
Dec 31 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL SEC vs ACC / Big Ten
Jan 1 Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL Big Ten vs SEC
Jan 1 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ At-Large vs At-Large
Jan 1 Citrus Bowl Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL Big Ten vs SEC
Jan 1 Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Jan 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA Big 12 vs. SEC
Jan 7 CFP National Championship Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA Semifinal Winners

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