2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl

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2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Duke 14 24 3 7 48
Texas A&M 3 14 14 21 52
Date December 31, 2013
Season 2013
Stadium Georgia Dome
Location Atlanta, Georgia
MVP Offensive: Johnny Manziel (QB – Texas A&M)
Defensive: Toney Hurd Jr. (DB – Texas A&M)
Favorite Texas A&M by 12[1]
Referee Jeff Maconaghy (American)
Attendance 67,496
Payout US$$7.4 million (total)[2]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Rece Davis (play-by-play)
Jesse Palmer (analyst)
David Pollack (analyst)
Samantha Ponder (sideline)
Nielsen ratings 8.69 million viewers
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The 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 31, 2013 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The 46th edition of the Chick-fil-A Bowl (formerly called the Peach Bowl), it featured the Duke Blue Devils from the Atlantic Coast Conference against the Texas A&M Aggies from the Southeastern Conference. It began at 8:00 p.m. EST and was aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2013–14 bowl games that concluded the 2013 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by the Chick-fil-A restaurant franchise.

In a contest dominated by both teams' offensive units, Duke scored first and stayed ahead for most of the game. But with a little more than a minute left in regulation, Texas A&M returned an interception for a touchdown, and ended up winning by a score of 52–48. Although 67,496 tickets were distributed, the crowd was far less than capacity.

Duke finished the regular season with a record of 10–3 (6–2 ACC) and a BCS ranking of #24. Texas A&M had a record of 8–4 (4–4 SEC) and a BCS ranking of #21. The 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl was the first-ever meeting of the two teams.[3]

Teams[edit]

The 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl was the very first meeting between Duke and Texas A&M, as well as both programs' first appearance in the bowl. Both teams were ranked #21 in the Coaches' Poll coming into the game.

Duke[edit]

Texas A&M[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Texas A&M Duke
1 8:50 8 63 3:41 DUKE Josh Snead 11-yard touchdown reception from Anthony Boone, Ross Martin kick good 0 7
1 5:31 11 53 3:19 TAMU 45-yard field goal by Josh Lambo 3 7
1 4:12 5 79 1:19 DUKE Brandon Connette 3-yard touchdown run, Martin kick good 3 14
2 14:21 3 24 1:18 DUKE Boone 11-yard touchdown run, Martin kick good 3 21
2 13:04 4 75 1:17 TAMU Travis Labhart 23-yard touchdown reception from Johnny Manziel, Lambo kick good 10 21
2 11:49 3 75 1:15 DUKE Jamison Crowder 59-yard touchdown reception from Boone, Martin kick good 10 28
2 6:45 13 75 5:04 TAMU Labhart 9-yard touchdown reception from Manziel, Lambo kick good 17 28
2 2:31 11 75 4:14 DUKE Snead 25-yard touchdown run, Martin kick good 17 35
2 0:00 7 49 2:31 DUKE 18-yard field goal by Martin 17 38
3 9:55 6 64 2:03 TAMU Labhart 19-yard touchdown reception from Manziel, Lambo kick good 24 38
3 5:05 6 70 2:03 TAMU Tra Carson 21-yard touchdown run, Lambo kick good 31 38
3 0:43 9 73 4:22 DUKE 20-yard field goal by Martin 31 41
4 12:48 3 67 1:02 TAMU Manziel 3-yard touchdown run, Lambo kick good 38 41
4 6:46 14 75 6:02 DUKE David Reeves 21-yard touchdown reception from Boone, Martin kick good 38 48
4 5:44 3 67 1:02 TAMU Derel Walker 44-yard touchdown reception from Manziel, Lambo kick good 45 48
4 3:33 TAMU Interception returned 55 yards for touchdown by Toney Hurd, Jr., Lambo kick good 52 48
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 52 48

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Duke Texas A&M
First Downs 29 30
Total offense, plays – yards 82-661 68-541
Rushes-yards (net) 234 159
Passing yards (net) 427 382
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 29-45-2 30-38-0
Time of Possession 35:02 24:58

Notes[edit]

  • December 22, 2013 – Texas A&M linebacker Darian Claiborne was suspended after he was arrested on suspicion on drug possession.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2013
  2. ^ Chick-fil-A Bowl Sets Impressive List of TV, Game Records, Chick-fil-A Bowl, January 6, 2014
  3. ^ Texas A&M to Face Duke in Chick-fil-A Bowl
  4. ^ Associated Press, Texas A&M linebacker Darian Claiborne arrested, suspended, Los Angeles Times, December 22, 2013