Venue: Camping World Independence Bowl
When: Monday, December 26, 2016 – 5 p.m. ET ( ESPN2 )
Where: Shreveport, La. - Independence Stadium
Who: NC State Wolfpack vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
The Independence Bowl has had some tremendous memories over the years, not the least of which is the fact that 10 of the last 14 games played in Shreveport have been decided by a touchdown or less. It's been an amazing bowl game for sure, and it'll be the capper to a great Monday of college bowl games on Boxing Day between the N.C. State Wolfpack and the Vanderbilt Commodores.
These two teams both went 6-6 this season, but they got into their bowls the hard way. N.C. State had to upset North Carolina as 10-point dogs in the last week of the season just to get to this point, while Vanderbilt needed to pull off not just one, but two home upsets in a row against Ole Miss and Tennessee to get to 6-6 and a bowl game. Think that these teams aren't going to be pumped up for this one? It's one of the few bowls this year not televised by either ESPN or ABC, but if we had to pick just a handful of bowls to watch this year, the Independence Bowl would be on the short list.
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Opening Line: Vanderbilt -4
Preview: Often times when teams from Power 5 conferences get into bowl games at 6-6, it's hard to say they really earned their way there. They often played lousy schedules in non-conference play just to assure themselves of that shot to go bowling. In the case of the N.C. State Wolfpack and the Vanderbilt Commodores, they earned their way to the Independence Bowl, at least at the end of the season. Both teams played really well down the stretch and picked up some big wins and are deserving of their spots in what could be a sneaky good bowl game. Continue...
The Camping World Independence Bowl will be played in Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La., where it was first played to honor America’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. This years Camping World Independence Bowl will kick off at 5:45 p.m. ET on Dec. 26th, and the game will be televised on ESPN.
This years Camping World Independence Bowl will pair teams from the SEC against a top tem from the ACC. These two conferences are so dominant that there really isn't even any other conference in the discussion and this should ensure one of the most competitive Independence Bowl betting match ups ever.
The Independence Bowl game is ideally situated on the calendar as well as it seems to fall between Christmas and the biggest college football bowl day of the year, New Years.
Betting on the Independence Bowl game, is one of the few bowls in the postseason that has a substantial history and this no doubt helps to make the Independence Bowl odds such a hot commodity.
In fact, the Independence Bowl betting has been around since the United States of America's bicentennial in 1976, hence the clever name.
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The nation’s 11th oldest bowl game, will be known as the Camping World Independence Bowl and will be played in Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La., where it was first played to honor America’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. This years Camping World Independence Bowl will kick off at 5:45 p.m. ET on Dec. 26th, and the game will be televised on ESPN.
The Independence Bowl has been sponsored by AdvoCare, Poulan Weedeater, Sanford, MainStay Investments, PetroSun, Advocare, and now the Camping World will become the 39-year-old bowl game's seventh title sponsor, replacing the 2014 sponsor, "Duck Commander".
The Independence Bowl can trace its History back to 1975 when the board of directors of the Shreveport-Bossier City Sports Foundation conceived the idea of bringing a postseason football game to northwest Louisiana. Applying to the National Collegiate Athletic Association for certification, the group's efforts were rewarded with the approval of a December 13, 1976 game.
That first Independence Bowl game hosted Texas A&M vs. Cowboys of Oklahoma State. This team rivalry between the Southwest Conference and Big-Eight Conference drew huge national attention to the Shreveport-Bossier City area.
This game originally matched the Southland Conference champion against an at-large opponent. During the first five years of the Bowl's existence, it enjoyed a good working relationship with the Southland Conference (SLC) which provided the host team for the annual event.
In 1980, the Shreveport Bossier City Sports Foundation took over operations of the Independence Bowl.
In 1981, though, the Independence Bowl began inviting major college teams. The Directors of the bowl ended their agreement with the SLC, which provided them the opportunity to scour the country for the best teams available in the NCAA Division I-A ranks. Since 1995, the bowl has featured an SEC team against an at-large team.
It was Arizona facing off with Boston College in the 2013 Duck Commander Independence Bowl and it ended up being a long day for Boston College fans.
The Arizona Wildcats controlled the game on both sides of the ball putting up 21 points by halftime including a 69 yard touchdown via the defense on a William Parks interception.
The second half would paint a similar picture as the Arizona Wildcats cruise on to a 42-19 win over Boston College. Check back later for a preview of the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl between the Pac 12 and the ACC.
*Note: All times Eastern
|New Mexico Bowl||Dec. 17||2 p.m.||Albuquerque, N.M.||New Mexico vs. UTSA|
|Las Vegas Bowl||Dec. 17||3:30 p.m.||Las Vegas, Nev.||Houston vs. San Diego St.|
|Camellia Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Montgomery, Ala.||Appalachian St. vs. Toledo|
|Cure||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Arkansas St. vs. UCF|
|New Orleans Bowl||Dec. 17||9 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Mississippi|
|Miami Beach Bowl||Dec. 19||2:30 p.m.||Miami, Fla.||Central Michigan vs. Tulsa|
|Boca Raton Bowl||Dec. 20||7 p.m.||Boca Raton, Fla.||West. Kentucky vs. Memphis|
|Poinsettia Bowl||Dec. 21||9 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||BYU vs. Wyoming|
|Potato Bowl||Dec. 22||7 p.m.||Boise, Idaho||Colorado St. vs. Idaho|
|Bahamas Bowl||Dec. 23||1 p.m.||Nassau, Bahamas||Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Dec. 23||4:30 p.m.||Fort Worth, Tex.||Louisiana Tech vs. Navy|
|Dollar General||Dec. 23||8 p.m.||Mobile, Ala.||Ohio vs. Troy|
|Hawaii Bowl||Dec. 24||8 p.m.||Honolulu, Hawaii||Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee|
|St. Petersburg Bowl||Dec. 26||11 a.m.||St. Petersburg, Fla.||Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi St.|
|Quick Lane Bowl||Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Detroit, Mich.||Boston College vs. Maryland|
|Independence Bowl||Dec. 26||5 p.m.||Shreveport, La.||NC State vs. Vanderbilt|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl||Dec. 27||Noon||Dallas, Texas||Army vs. North Texas|
|Military Bowl||Dec. 27||3:30 p.m.||Annapolis, Md.||Temple vs. Wake Forest|
|Holiday Bowl||Dec. 27||7 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||Minnesota vs. Wash. St.|
|Cactus Bowl||Dec. 27||10:15 p.m.||Phoenix, Ariz.||Baylor vs. Boise State|
|Pinstripe Bowl||Dec. 28||2 p.m.||New York, NY||Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh|
|Russell Athletic Bowl||Dec. 28||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia|
|Foster Farms Bowl||Dec. 28||8:30 p.m.||Santa Clara, Calif.||Indiana vs. Utah|
|Texas||Dec. 28||9 p.m.||Houston, Texas||Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M|
|Birmingham Bowl||Dec. 29||2 p.m.||Birmingham, Ala.||South Carolina vs. South Fla.|
|Belk Bowl||Dec. 29||5:30 p.m.||Charlotte, N.C.||Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech|
|Alamo Bowl||Dec. 29||9 p.m.||San Antonio, Texas||Colorado vs. Oklahoma St.|
|Arizona||Dec. 30||5:30 p.m.||Tucson, Ariz.||Air Force vs. South Alabama|
|Liberty Bowl||Dec. 30||Noon||Memphis, Tenn.||Georgia vs. TCU|
|Sun Bowl||Dec. 30||2 p.m.||El Paso, Texas||North Carolina vs. Stanford|
|Music City Bowl||Dec. 30||3:30 p.m.||Nashville, Tenn.||Nebraska vs. Tennessee|
|Orange Bowl||Dec. 30||8 p.m.||Miami Gardens, Fla.||Florida State vs. Michigan|
|Peach Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||3 p.m.||Atlanta, Ga.||Alabama vs. Washington|
|Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||7 p.m.||Glendale, Ariz.||Clemson vs. Ohio State|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Jacksonville, Fla.||Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky|
|Citrus Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Louisville vs. LSU|
|Outback Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Tampa, Fla.||Florida vs. Iowa|
|Cotton Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Arlington, Texas||Western Mich. vs. Wisconsin|
|Rose Bowl||Jan. 2||5 p.m.||Pasadena, Calif.||Penn State vs. USC|
|Sugar Bowl||Jan. 2||8:30 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Auburn vs. Oklahoma|
|CFP National Championship||Jan. 9||TBD||Tampa, Fla.||Peach Winner vs. Fiesta Winner|
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