Outback Bowl a Tampa Bay Treasure for More Than 30 Years

For each of the past 32 years the Outback Bowl has made a positive impact on the Tampa Bay region and college football. Over it's history the 501 (c)3 organization has contributed $143 million to universities and generated an estimated $1 Billion in economic impact for the Tampa Bay area. The Outback Bowl also generates millions of dollars in national and international exposure for the region each year and in just the last two years has donated $500,000 to dozens of local charities. In fact the biggest winner each year is the Tampa Bay community.

South Carolina Uses Big Second Half to Defeat Michigan

South Carolina, down 19-3 in the third quarter, rallied to score 23 unanswered points to win the 2018 edition of the Outback Bowl 26-19 over the Michigan Wolverines. The Gamecocks forced five turnovers while chipping away at Michigan's advantage. Rico Dowdle was the first to reach the end zone with a 17-yard touchdown run. Outback Bowl MVP Jake Bentley would connect with Bryan Edwards for a 21-yard score before throwing a 53-yard strike to Shi Smith. A 22-yard field goal by Parker White capped the 26-19 victory for South Carolina. Check out our photo gallery for game day photos. Will Muschamp Quotes | Jake Bentley Quotes | Jim Harbaugh Quotes

Ringing in the New Year Outback Bowl Style!

Fans in the Tampa area got a chance to cheer on their teams Sunday night in historic Ybor City at the New Year's Eve Parade and Pep Rally. The parade included floats, the Michigan and South Carolina marching bands, and several high school bands. Both team bands and cheerleaders fired up fans by performing in the pep rally and battle of the bands that followed! View photos from New Year's Eve in our photo gallery.

Teams Soak Up Sun and Fun at Clearwater Beach

Michigan and South Carolina fans turned out to support their teams and enjoy the beach Saturday during Outback Bowl Beach Day at beautiful Clearwater Beach. Both school bands performed for fans, the Michigan cheerleaders defeated South Carolina's squad in a tug of war competition, and head coaches Jim Harbaugh and Will Muschamp each made appearances.

Check out our photo gallery to see all the fun on Clearwater Beach!

Game Summary

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Michigan Wolverines 6 3 10 0 19
South Carolina Gamecocks 0 3 13 10 26

Scoring Summary

FG Quinn Nordin kicked a 35-yard field goal 3 0
FG Quinn Nordin kicked a 26-yard field goal 6 0
FG Parker White kicked a 44-yard field goal 6 3
FG Quinn Nordin kicked a 45-yard field goal 9 3
TD Ben Mason rushed up the middle for 1 yard touchdown (Quinn Nordin made PAT) 16 3
FG Quinn Nordin kicked a 48-yard field goal 19 3
TD Rico Dowdle rushed to the right for 17 yard touchdown (2pt attempt failed, Jake Bentley pass to Hayden Hurst) 19 9
TD Jake Bentley passed to Bryan Edwards down the middle for 21 yard touchdown (Parker White made PAT) 19 16
TD Jake Bentley passed to Shi Smith to the left for 53 yard touchdown (Parker White made PAT) 19 23
FG Parker White kicked a 22-yard field goal 19 26
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