Camellia Bowl (1961–80)

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Camellia Bowl (defunct)
NAIA Championship (1961–1963)
NCAA College Division regional final (1964–1972)
NCAA Division II championship game (1973–1975)
NCAA Division I-AA championship game (1980)
Stadium Hughes Stadium
Location Sacramento, California
Operated 1961–1975, 1980

The Camellia Bowl was a college football postseason game in Sacramento, California, which is nicknamed the Camellia City. It was held sixteen times at Hughes Stadium, from 1961 through 1975, and once more in 1980.

History[edit]

From 1961 through 1963, the game decided the NAIA Football National Championship.

From 1964 through 1972, the game was among the four regional finals in the College Division (which became Division II and Division III in 1973). There were no playoffs as the national champion was determined by a poll prior to these games; the other three regional finals were the Tangerine (later Boardwalk), Pecan (later Pioneer), and Grantland Rice bowls.

The system was revised in 1973 with the creation of Division II and its full playoff structure. The Camellia Bowl was the Division II championship game for the first three years, then the title game moved to the Pioneer Bowl in Texas.

After a four-year hiatus, the Camellia Bowl returned for one year playing in 1980 as the Division I-AA title game.[1][2]

Game results[edit]

Date Winning team Losing team Location Playoff Ref.
December 9, 1961 Pittsburg State 12 Linfield 7 Sacramento, California NAIA Championship [3]
December 8, 1962 Central State (OK) 28 Lenoir-Rhyne 13 Sacramento, California
December 14, 1963 St. John's 33 Prairie View A&M 27 Sacramento, California
December 12, 1964 Montana State 29 Sacramento State 7 Sacramento, California College Division
Regional Final
[4]
December 11, 1965 Los Angeles State 18 UC Santa Barbara 10 Sacramento, California [5]
December 10, 1966 San Diego State 28 Montana State 7 Sacramento, California [6]
December 9, 1967 San Diego State 34 San Francisco State 6 Sacramento, California
December 14, 1968 Humboldt State 29 Fresno State 14 Sacramento, California [7]
December 13, 1969 North Dakota State 30 Montana 3 Sacramento, California [8]
December 12, 1970 North Dakota State 31 Montana 16 Sacramento, California
December 11, 1971 Boise State 32 Chico State 28 Sacramento, California [9][10]
December 10, 1972 North Dakota 38 Cal Poly-SLO 21 Sacramento, California [11]
December 15, 1973 Louisiana Tech 34 Western Kentucky 0 Sacramento, California Division II Championship [12]
December 14, 1974 Central Michigan 54 Delaware 14 Sacramento, California [13]
December 13, 1975 Northern Michigan 16 Western Kentucky 14 Sacramento, California [14]
December 20, 1980 Boise State 31 Eastern Kentucky 29 Sacramento, California Division I-AA Championship [1][2][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Broncos squeak by Colonels, take title". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. December 21, 1980. p. B2.
  2. ^ a b "Boise gets title". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. December 22, 1980. p. 28.
  3. ^ [1] Archived October 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [2] Archived December 15, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ [3] Archived October 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ JIM CNOCKAERT Chronicle Sports Writer (July 28, 2007). "Jan Stenerud: The man, the myths". The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Sports. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "Camellia Bowl Recap – Fresno State Official Athletic Site". Gobulldogs.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  8. ^ "1969 - Camellia Bowl". Bisonville. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  9. ^ "Boise State 32 Chico State 28". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. December 12, 1971. p. E2.
  10. ^ a b "Scout.com: Boise State's History Of Big Plays". Boisestate.scout.com. May 9, 2007. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  11. ^ "North Dakota Football Postseason Appearances". Siouxsports.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  12. ^ The Fresno Bee, Dec 16, 1973, page D10
  13. ^ The Modesto Bee, Dec 15, 1974, page A19
  14. ^ The Modesto Bee, Dec 14, 1975, page B1