History: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
In its two-decade history, what is now the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl has been played at three separate venues, For its first decade, the game was played at Arizona Stadium. In 2000, it was moved to Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix and then in 2006, it relocated to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe after the Fiesta Bowl was moved to Glendale.
The game has also been known as the Copper Bowl, the Insight.com Bowl and the Insight Bowl.
• The 1993 game signaled a turnaround for Kansas State, which had managing just five winning seasons in its previous 54 years. The Wildcats won big in '93, beating Wyoming 52-17.
• In 1995, Texas Tech's Byron Hanspard ran for 201 yards in the second half as the Red Raiders got a 55-41 win against Air Force.
• The 2006 bowl saw the largest comeback in FBS postseason history, as Texas Tech came back from a 38-7 third-quarter deficit to defeat Minnesota 44-41 in overtime. The Red Raiders scored 31 unanswered points in the second half to force overtime, then responded with a touchdown after the Gophers opened OT with a field goal.
|1995||Texas Tech||55||Air Force||41|
|2004||Oregon State||38||Notre Dame||21|
|2006||Texas Tech||44||Minnesota||41 (OT)|