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The Outback Bowl is a New Year's Day college football bowl game played in Tampa, Florida, matching teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference. The Outback Bowl was formerly named the Hall of Fame Bowl from Dec. 1986 - Jan. 1995. Outback Steakhouse became the title/name sponsor in April 1995.

DateTeams/ResultsCoachTickets Sold
Jan. 1, 2019Mississippi State 22
Iowa 27
Joe Moorhead
Kirk Ferentz
40,518Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Nick Easley
Jan. 1, 2018Michigan 19
South Carolina 26
Jim Harbaugh
Will Muschamp
45,687Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Jake Bentley
Jan. 2, 2017#20 Florida 30
#21 Iowa 3
Jim McElwain
Kirk Ferentz
51,119Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Chauncey Gardner
Jan. 1, 2016#13 Northwestern 6
#23 Tennessee 45
Pat Fitzgerald
Butch Jones
53,202Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Jalen Hurd
Jan. 1, 2015#19 Auburn 31
#17 Wisconsin 34
Gus Malzahn
Barry Alvarez
44,023Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Melvin Gordon
Jan. 1, 2014Iowa 14
#14 LSU 21
Kirk Ferentz
Les Miles
51,296Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Jeremy Hill
Jan. 1, 2013#10 South Carolina 33
#18 Michigan 28
Steve Spurrier
Brady Hoke
54,527Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Ace Sanders
Jan. 2, 2012#12 Michigan State 33
#18 Georgia 30
Mark Dantonio
Mark Richt
49,429Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Brandon Boykin
Jan. 1, 2011Florida 37
Penn State 24
Urban Myer
Joe Paterno
60,574Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Ahmad Black
Jan. 1, 2010Northwestern 35
Auburn 38
Pat Fitzgerald
Gene Chizik
49,383Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Darvin Adams
Jan. 1, 2009South Carolina 10
Iowa 31
Steve Spurrier
Kirk Ferentz
55,117Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Shonn Greene
Jan. 1, 2008#16 Tennessee 21
#18 Wisconsin 17
Phillip Fulmer
Bret Bielema
60,121Game Summary
Box Score
MVP: Erik Ainge
Jan. 1, 2007Penn State 20
#16 Tennessee 10
Joe Paterno
Phillip Fulmer
65,601Game Summary
MVP: Tony Hunt
Jan. 2, 2006#25 Iowa 24
#16 Florida 31
Kirk Ferentz
Urban Meyer
65,881Game Summary
MVP: Dallas Baker
Jan. 1, 2005#7 Georgia 24
#16 Wisconsin 21
Mark Richt
Barry Alvarez
62,414Game Summary
MVP: David Pollack
Jan. 1, 2004#12 Iowa 37
#17 Florida 17
Kirk Ferentz
Ron Zook
65,657Game Summary
MVP: Fred Russell
Jan. 1, 2003#11 Michigan 38
#20 Florida 30
Lloyd Carr
Ron Zook
65,101Game Summary
MVP: Chris Perry
Jan. 1, 2002#14 South Carolina 31
#22 Ohio State 28
Lou Holtz
Jim Tressel
66,249Game Summary
MVP: Phil Petty
Jan. 1, 2001South Carolina 24
#18 Ohio State 7
Lou Holtz
John Cooper
65,229Game Summary
MVP: Ryan Brewer
Jan. 1, 2000#19 Purdue 25
#21 Georgia 28 OT
Joe Tiller
Jim Donnan
54,059Game Summary
MVP: Drew Brees
Jan. 1, 1999#20 Penn State 26
Kentucky 14
Joe Paterno
Hal Mumme
66,005Game Summary
MVP: Courtney Brown
Jan. 1, 1998#11 Georgia 33
Wisconsin 6
Jim Donnan
Barry Alvarez
56,186Game Summary
MVP: Mike Bobo
Jan. 1, 1997#16 Alabama 17
#15 Michigan 14
Gene Stallings
Lloyd Carr
53,161Game Summary
MVP: Dwayne Rudd
Jan. 1, 1996#15 Penn State 43
#16 Auburn 14
Joe Paterno
Terry Bowden
65,313Game Summary
MVP: Bobby Engram
Jan. 2, 1995Wisconsin 34
#25 Duke 20
Barry Alvarez
Fred Goldsmith
61,384Game Summary
MVP: Terrell Fletcher
Jan. 1, 1994#22 Michigan 42
N.C.State 7
Gary Moeller
Mike O'Cain
52,649Game Summary
MVP: Tyrone Wheatley
Jan. 1, 1993#16 Tennessee 38
#17 Boston College 23
Phillip Fulmer
Tom Coughlin
52,056Game Summary
MVP: Heath Shuler
Jan. 1, 1992#16 Syracuse 24
#23 Ohio State 17
Paul Pasqualoni
John Cooper
57,789Game Summary
MVP: Marvin Graves
Jan. 1, 1991#14 Clemson 30
#16 Illinois 0
Ken Hatfield
John Mackovic
63,154Game Summary
MVP: DeChane Cameron
Jan. 1, 1990#9 Auburn 31
#21 Ohio State 14
Pat Dye
John Cooper
68,085Game Summary
MVP: Reggie Slack
Jan. 2, 1989#12 Syracuse 23
#19 LSU 10
Dick MacPherson
Mike Archer
51,112Game Summary
MVP: Robert Drummond
Jan. 2, 1988Michigan 28
Alabama 24
Gary Moeller*
Bill Curry
61,075Game Summary
MVP: Jamie Morris
Dec. 23, 1986Boston College 27
Georgia 24
Jack Bicknell
Vince Dooley
41,000Game Summary
MVP: Gary Moss & James Jackson

* Gary Moeller stood-in for Bo Schembechler due to illness. Win was credited to Schembechler in record books.

Note: Game known as "Hall of Fame Bowl" 1986-95. Name was changed to "Outback Bowl" in April, 1995.