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History: AdvoCare V100 Bowl


Before 2013, the AdvoCare V100 Bowl was known as the Independence Bowl because it was inaugurated during the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. The bowl has had tie-ins with the Southland Conference, the Big 12 and the Mountain West. These days, it's a matchup of the seventh selection of the ACC and the 10th selection of the SEC.

Ole Miss has the most appearances with five (4-1). Louisiana Tech has appeared four times (2-1-1).

Memorable moments

• Sure, Brett Farve led Southern Miss to a 38-18 win against UTEP in 1988, but defensive back James Henry grabbed the headlines, running back two punts for touchdowns and earning both Offensive and Defensive Player of the Game honors.

• The 1990 game featured the only tie in the bowl game's history, with Maryland and La. Tech playing to a 34-all tie.

• In 1992, Wake Forest battled back from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Oregon 39-35. Todd Dixon caught five passes for 166 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Demon Deacons.

• In the SEC's first appearance in the bowl, LSU's Kevin Faulk ran for 234 yards as the Tigers beat Michigan State 45-26 in 1995.Two years later, Faulk's backup, Rondell Mealey, ran for 222 yards as LSU won again, 27-9, against Notre Dame.

• In 2002, Eli Manning threw for 313 yards and a touchdown as Ole Miss upset Nebraska 27-23.

1976McNeese State20Tulsa16
1977Louisiana Tech24Louisville14
1978East Carolina35Louisiana Tech13
1979Syracuse31McNeese State7
1980Southern Miss16McNeese State14
1981Texas A&M33Oklahoma State16
1982Wisconsin14Kansas State3
1983Air Force9Ole Miss3
1984Air Force23Virginia Tech7
1986Ole Miss20Texas Tech17
1988Southern Miss38UTEP18
1990Louisiana Tech 3434Maryland34
1992Wake Forest39Oregon35
1993Virginia Tech45Indiana20
1995LSU45Michigan State26
1997LSU27Notre Dame9
1998Ole Miss35Texas Tech18
1999Ole Miss27Oklahoma25
2000Mississippi State43Texas A&M41
2001Alabama14Iowa State13
2002Ole Miss27Nebraska23
2004Iowa State17Miami (Ohio)13
2005Missouri38South Carolina31
2006Oklahoma State34Alabama31
2008Louisiana Tech17Northern Illinois10
2009Georgia44Texas A&M20
2010Air Force14Georgia Tech7
2011Missouri41North Carolina24
2013Arizona42Boston College19


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