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Jan. 2, 2012
The 2012 Outback Bowl goes to triple overtime, only the third time in NCAA history a bowl game has gone to that point. Michigan State University comes back from a 0-16 deficit at halftime to defeat Georgia 33-30 blocking a field goal attempt on the final play.
Jan. 1, 2011
Outback Bowl Celebrates its 25th Anniversary game featuring Penn State vs Florida in Urban Meyers final game as the Gators Head Coach.
Jan. 1, 2010
Auburn defeats Northwestern 38-35 in bowls second overtime game. Teams tie or set 39 Outback Bowl records and 9 NCAA records in what many believe is the most exciting game in bowls history.
Oct. - Dec. 2009
Bowl completes contract extensions with Big Ten, SEC and ABC/ESPN for four additional years through the January 2014 game.
May 12, 2009
Outback Steakhouse commits to four year contract extension through 2014 game.
Jan. 2, 2006
Outback Bowl celebrates 20th Anniversary
July 26, 2005
Bowl completes contract extensions with SEC, Big Ten, ESPN and Outback Steakhouse through the 2010 game.
Jan. 1, 2005
Bowl hosts its highest ranked team in No. 7 Georgia.
Jan 1, 2004
Bowl played in front of fourth consecutive sellout crowd.
Bowl signs four year extensions with SEC, Big Ten, ESPN & Outback through January 2006 game.
Jan 1, 2001
Bowl celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Jan 1, 2000
Outback Bowl becomes first sporting event of the new millennium; Game between Georgia and Purdue becomes only second OT Bowl game in history and features greatest comeback by a team (25 points by Georgia) in history of all bowls.
Jan 1, 1999
Bowl moves to brand new Raymond James Stadium; Sells out its first game which features Penn State and Kentucky.
Bowl extends agreements with SEC, Big Ten, ESPN & Outback through January 2002.
Jan 1, 1996
Bowl celebrates 10th anniversary.
April 12, 1995
Bowl signs six-year deal with Outback Steakhouse as title sponsor; changes name to Outback Bowl.
Oct. 26, 1994
Bowl signs six-year contract with SEC and Big Ten Conferences; Extends ESPN contract.
April 24, 1992
Bowl signs first contract with ESPN TV.
Jan 1, 1990
Bowl hosts No. 9 Auburn and No. 21 Ohio State which attracts record crowd of 68,085 and is third highest rated of all the bowls.
Jan 1, 1989
Bowl moved to New Years Day lineup where it has remained ever since; hosts two top 20 teams for first time: No. 16 Syracuse and No. 19 LSU.
Jan 2, 1988
Bowl matches two of most prestigious teams in the sport, Michigan vs Alabama, in their only meeting to date. Wolverines win in final seconds.
Aug. 3, 1987
Bowl signs contract with NBC TV
Dec 23, 1986
Inaugural Hall of Fame Bowl
April 16, 1986
NCAA awards college bowl to Tampa Bay