Advocare Classic

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AdvoCare Classic
StadiumAT&T Stadium
LocationArlington, Texas, U.S.
Operated2009–present
Sponsors
Advocare (2015–present)
Former names
Cowboys Classic (2009–2014)

The AdvoCare Classic is an annual college football game played on the opening weekend of the college football season in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The game was originally known as the Cowboys Classic from 2009 to 2014.

Game results[edit]

Season Date Winning team Losing team Attendance
2009 September 5, 2009 20 BYU Cougars 14 3 Oklahoma Sooners 13 75,437[1]
2010 September 4, 2010 6 TCU Horned Frogs 30 24 Oregon State Beavers 21 46,138[2]
2011 September 3, 2011 4 LSU Tigers 40 3 Oregon Ducks 27 87,711[3]
2012 September 1, 2012 2 Alabama Crimson Tide 41 8 Michigan Wolverines 14 90,413[4]
2013 August 31, 2013 12 LSU Tigers 37 20 TCU Horned Frogs 27 80,230[5]
2014 August 30, 2014 1 Florida State Seminoles 37 Oklahoma State Cowboys 31 61,521[6]
2015 September 5, 2015 3 Alabama Crimson Tide 35 20 Wisconsin Badgers 17 64,279[7]
2016 September 3, 2016 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 52 20 USC Trojans 6 81,359[8]
2017 September 2, 2017 11 Michigan Wolverines 33 17 Florida Gators 17 75,802[9]
2018 September 2, 2018 25 LSU Tigers 33 8 Miami Hurricanes 17 68,841[10]

Rankings are from the AP Poll.

2009[edit]

Founded as the Cowboys Classic, the 2009 game featured the No. 20 BYU Cougars of the Mountain West Conference (MWC) against the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners of the Big 12 Conference and was played on September 5, 2009. It was the first college football game played at Cowboys Stadium. The game was only the second game played by BYU and Oklahoma, with the Cougars upsetting the Sooners 14–13.

2010[edit]

The second Cowboys Classic matched the No. 24 Oregon State Beavers of the Pac-12 Conference and the No. 5 TCU Horned Frogs of the Mountain West Conference (MWC) on September 4, 2010. The Horned Frogs defeated the Beavers 30–21 in front of series low crowd of 46,138.

2011[edit]

The third edition paired the No. 4 Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 Conference against the No. 3 LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and was played on September 3, 2011, with the Tigers winning 40–27.

2012[edit]

No. 8 Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference played No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) on September 1, 2012, the first regular-season meeting between the teams. Alabama won 41–14 in front of an event record attendance of 90,413.

2013[edit]

The fifth playing of the Cowboys Classic matched the No. 12 LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the No. 20 TCU Horned Frogs of the Big 12 Conference and was played on August 31, 2013. The Tigers beat the Horned Frogs 37–27.

2014[edit]

The sixth edition featured the Florida State Seminoles of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference, and was played on August 30, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was the fifth meeting between Florida State and Oklahoma State, with the Seminoles leading the series 3–1. The No. 1 Seminoles defeated the unranked Cowboys 37–31 in front of a crowd of 62,521.

2015[edit]

The seventh edition of the Advocare Classic (and the first with Advocare as title sponsor) featured the Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten Conference, and was played on September 5th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. En route to a national championship, Alabama won their season opener over Wisconsin by a score of 35–17, with eventual Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry rushing for 147 yards and three touchdowns.[11] It was the second overall meeting between Alabama and Wisconsin.

2016[edit]

The eighth edition of the classic (and the second with Advocare sponsoring the event) featured the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the #20 USC Trojans of the Pac-12 Conference, played September 3rd at AT&T Stadium. The Crimson Tide routed the Trojans 52–6 in front of an announced attendance of 81,359.

2017[edit]

The ninth edition of the Advocare classic featured the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference versus the Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), played September 2 at AT&T Stadium. It was the fourth meeting between Michigan and Florida (Michigan leads 3–0), and the first ever regular season meeting between the teams. The Wolverines won the game 33–17.

2018[edit]

The tenth edition of the Advocare classic featured #25 LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) against the #8 Miami Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), played September 2 at AT&T Stadium. It was the thirteenth meeting between Miami and LSU (LSU Leads 10-3), and their first meeting since the 2005 Peach Bowl. LSU won the game 33-17.

Future games[edit]

Records[edit]

By team[edit]

Rank Team Apps Record Win %
1 Alabama 3 3–0 1.000
LSU 3 3–0 1.000
3 BYU 1 1–0 1.000
Florida State 1 1–0 1.000
5 Michigan 2 1–1 .500
TCU 2 1–1 .500
7 Florida 1 0–1 .000
Miami 1 0–1 .000
Oklahoma 1 0–1 .000
Oklahoma State 1 0–1 .000
Oregon 1 0–1 .000
Oregon State 1 0–1 .000
USC 1 0–1 .000
Wisconsin 1 0–1 .000

By conference[edit]

Rank Conference Apps Record Win %
1 MW 2 2–0 1.000
2 SEC 7 6–1 .857
3 ACC 2 1–1 .500
4 Big Ten 3 1–2 .333
5 Big 12 3 0–3 .000
Pac-12 3 0–3 .000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brigham Young Cougars vs. Oklahoma Sooners Box Score". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ "Oregon State Beavers vs. TCU Horned Frogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  3. ^ "Oregon Ducks vs. LSU Tigers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  4. ^ "Michigan Wolverines vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  5. ^ "LSU Tigers vs. TCU Horned Frogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Florida State Seminoles vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  8. ^ "Scoring Summary (Final): #20 USC vs. #1 Alabama". USC Trojans. September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Michigan vs. Florida - Game Summary - September 2, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  10. ^ "Miami vs. LSU - Game Summary - September 2, 2018 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  11. ^ "Alabama vs. Wisconsin Game Recap". ESPN.com. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  12. ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13174257/auburn-tigers-oregon-ducks-meet-2019-season-opener
  13. ^ "Alabama-USC to kick off 2020 season in Texas". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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