Frisco Bowl

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Frisco Bowl
Frisco Bowl Logo.png
Stadium Toyota Stadium
Location Frisco, Texas
Operated 2017–present
Conference tie-ins The American
Payout US$200,000
Preceded by Miami Beach Bowl
2017 matchup
Louisiana Tech vs. SMU (51–10)

The Frisco Bowl is the name of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctioned Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football bowl game that had its inaugural game played on December 20, 2017.

History[edit]

On April 21, 2017, it was announced that the Miami Beach Bowl – which had been owned and operated by the American Athletic Conference ("The American") – had been sold to ESPN Events and that it would relocate to Frisco, Texas, to be played in Toyota Stadium starting in the 2017 season.[1] On November 8, 2017, it was announced that Destination XL Group, a retailer specializing in big and tall menswear, had signed on as the inaugural title sponsor of the bowl.[2] On December 3, 2017, SMU and Louisiana Tech were announced as the teams for the inaugural playing of the bowl.[3]

Picture of Toyota Stadium during the 2017 Frisco Bowl

Conference tie-ins[edit]

Initial planning had been to have teams from The American face a Sun Belt opponent in 2017 and 2019, and face a MAC opponent in 2018.[1] In 2017, the inaugural game featured a matchup between The American (SMU) and Conference USA (Louisiana Tech). The Frisco Bowl currently has an affiliation with The American through the 2021 season, and a second team will be picked from an at large conference.

Game results[edit]

Date Winning Team Losing Team Attnd. Notes
December 20, 2017 Louisiana Tech 51 SMU 10 14,419 notes

MVPs[edit]

Year Offensive MVP College Position Defensive MVP College Position
2017[4] J'Mar Smith Louisiana Tech QB Amik Robertson Louisiana Tech CB

Most appearances[edit]

Rank Team Appearances Record
T1 Louisiana Tech 1 1–0
T1 SMU 1 0–1

Appearances by conference[edit]

Rank Conference Appearances Wins Losses Pct.
T1 C-USA 1 1 0 1.000
T1 The American 1 0 1 0.000

Media coverage[edit]

Television[edit]

Date Network Play-by-play announcers Color commentators Sideline reporters
2017 ESPN Mike Couzens John Congemi Kris Budden

Radio[edit]

Date Network Play-by-play announcers Color commentators Sideline reporters
2017 RedVoice, LLC Brian Estridge John Denton Elvis Gallegos

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McMurphy, Brett (April 21, 2017). "Miami Beach Bowl moving to Frisco, Texas". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "DXL Men's Apparel Named Title Sponsor for Inaugural Frisco Bowl". thefriscobowl.com. November 8, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "SMU AND LOUISIANA TECH SELECTED TO PLAY IN INAUGURAL 2017 DXL FRISCO BOWL". dxlfriscobowl.com (Press release). December 3, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=21832611

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