Camellia Bowl (2014–present)

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This article is about the current bowl game first played in December 2014. For the 1948 bowl game played in Lafayette, Louisiana, see Camellia Bowl (1948). For the college football playoff game, see Camellia Bowl (1961–1980).
Camellia Bowl
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl[1]
Stadium Cramton Bowl (21,000)
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Operated 2014–present
Conference tie-ins Mid-American, Sun Belt
Payout US$100,000 (as of 2015)[2]
Raycom Media (2014–present)[1]
2016 matchup
Appalachian State vs. Toledo (Appalachian State 31–28)

The Camellia Bowl is an annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctioned Division I college football bowl game that was first played on December 20, 2014 in Montgomery, Alabama at the Cramton Bowl.[3][4] Announced in August 2013, the game is owned and managed by ESPN Regional Television (a subsidiary of ESPN) and sponsored by Raycom Media, a major owner of television stations in the Southeast with heavy involvement in college sports broadcasting. The game features teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid-American Conference.[3][4]

Game results[edit]

Date Winning Team Losing Team Attendance Notes
December 20, 2014 Bowling Green 33 South Alabama 28 20,256 notes
December 19, 2015 Appalachian State 31 Ohio 29 21,395 notes
December 17, 2016 Appalachian State 31 Toledo 28 20,300 notes


Year MVP Team Position
2014 James Knapke Bowling Green QB
2015 Marcus Cox Appalachian State RB
2016 Taylor Lamb Appalachian State QB

Most appearances[edit]

Rank Team Appearances Record
1 Appalachian State 2 2–0
T2 Bowling Green 1 1–0
T2 Ohio 1 0–1
T2 South Alabama 1 0–1
T2 Toledo 1 0–1

Wins by conference[edit]

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
Sun Belt 2 1 .667
MAC 1 2 .333

Media coverage[edit]


Date Network Play-by-play announcers Color commentators Sideline reporters
2016 ESPN Eamon McAnaney John Congemi Lauren Sisler
2015 ESPN Dave Neal Anthony Becht Paul Carcaterra
2014 ESPN Dave Lamont Joey Galloway Paul Carcaterra


Date Network Play-by-play announcers Color commentators Sideline reporters
2016 ESPN Radio John Brickley Mike Golic, Jr.
2015 ESPN Radio Marc Kestecher Cole Cubelic Dawn Davenport
2014 ESPN Radio Jason Benetti Gene Chizik Niki Noto


  1. ^ a b "2014 Event Sponsors". ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
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  3. ^ a b Poe, Janita (August 19, 2013). "Montgomery unveils Alabama's 3rd college bowl, inaugural game set for December 2014". Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b McMurphy, Brett (August 19, 2013). "Bowl created for MAC, Sun Belt". Retrieved August 20, 2013. 

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