AdvoCare V100 Bowl

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AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
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New AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl logo (2013)
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
Conference tie-insSEC vs ACC (2012–2013)
Previous conference tie-insSouthland (1976–1981)
SEC (1995–2009)
Big 12 (1998–2009) Mountain West (2010–2011)
AB Electrolux Home Products
Poulan Weedeater (1990–1996)
Sanford (1998–2000)
MainStay Investments (2001–2003)
PetroSun (2006–2007)
AdvoCare (2009–present)
2012 matchup
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Ohio (Ohio, 45–14)
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AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
New AdvoCare Logo.png
New AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl logo (2013)
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
Conference tie-insSEC vs ACC (2012–2013)
Previous conference tie-insSouthland (1976–1981)
SEC (1995–2009)
Big 12 (1998–2009) Mountain West (2010–2011)
AB Electrolux Home Products
Poulan Weedeater (1990–1996)
Sanford (1998–2000)
MainStay Investments (2001–2003)
PetroSun (2006–2007)
AdvoCare (2009–present)
2012 matchup
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Ohio (Ohio, 45–14)

The AdvoCare V100 Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I college football bowl game that is played annually at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was known as the Independence Bowl prior to 2013, and was so named because it was inaugurated in the United States bicentennial year, 1976.


Conference tie-ins / matchups[edit]

For its first five years, the game pitted the champion of the Southland Conference against an at-large opponent.[1] It then moved to inviting two at-large teams, until 1995 when it began featuring a Southeastern Conference school against an at-large opponent.

From 1998 to 2009 the game normally featured a matchup between teams representing the Big 12 Conference and the SEC. Teams from other conferences were included only if one of those leagues did not have enough bowl-eligible teams to fill its spot, such as in 2004 when Miami (Ohio) played instead of an SEC squad. In 2008 neither the SEC nor the Big 12 had enough bowl-eligible teams to fill their respective spots resulting in a matchup of Louisiana Tech and Northern Illinois.

From 2010–2011, the Independence Bowl held the third selection from the Mountain West Conference and the seventh selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference. It was announced that in 2012, the Mountain West Conference team would be replaced by the tenth selection from the Southeastern Conference.

One of the most memorable games in Independence Bowl History was the 2000 "snow bowl" game between Texas A&M and Mississippi State. The game was originally publicized as a reunion game, since Mississippi State coach Jackie Sherrill had served as A&M's coach for six seasons in the 1980s and led them to three conference titles. However, the weather quickly dominated the storyline as a rare and significant snowstorm hit Shreveport. In the midst of the snow, Mississippi State rallied to an overtime win over A&M.

Title sponsor[edit]

In 1990, the contest became one of the earliest college bowl games to use a title sponsor, becoming the Poulan Weed-Eater Independence Bowl. Although it has been many years since Poulan Weed-Eater has been a sponsor, many still use their name when referring to this bowl.

Poulan (then a division of AB Electrolux Home Products, now Husqvarna AB) sponsored the game until 1996. Newell Rubbermaid's Sanford brand of writing products took over sponsorship from 1998 until 2000, while MainStay Investments sponsored from 2001 to 2003. In January 2005, in what was widely perceived as a publicity stunt, the Deja Vu chain of "gentlemen's clubs" offered to become the title sponsor. The offer was rejected.

The Independence Bowl's three-year search for a title sponsor ended on August 21, 2006 when PetroSun Inc., a Phoenix, Arizona-based company that provides services and products to suppliers of oil and gas, agreed to become the bowl's sponsor. The deal, changing the game's full name to the PetroSun Independence Bowl, was to have run through 2008 with an option for 2009; however the deal was discontinued prior to the 2008 game.

On May 21, 2009, AdvoCare became the fifth title sponsor since the bowl's inception. The bowl was then renamed the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.[2] The new title sponsor makes energy drinks and nutritional supplements sold through multilevel marketing.

On February 28, 2013, AdvoCare and the Independence Bowl Foundation announced that the Independence Bowl name would be dropped. The bowl will be known as the AdvoCare V100 Bowl for the 2013 game.[3]

In August 2013, AdvoCare announced it would drop its sponsorship after the 2013 game.[4][5]

Independence Stadium[edit]

Independence Stadium is a stadium owned by the city of Shreveport, Louisiana. It is formerly known as State Fair Stadium, it is the site of the annual Independence Bowl post-season college football game, initially (1976) the Bicentennial Bowl. Before that, it was the home venue of the Shreveport Steamer of the short-lived World Football League (1974–75). It also served as a neutral site for the annual Arkansas–LSU football rivalry from 1925–1936. The stadium is also host to numerous high school football games and soccer matches, since many schools in Shreveport lack an on-campus facility. Independence Stadium also hosted the LHSAA state football championship games in 2005 after the Louisiana Superdome suffered heavy damage from Hurricane Katrina. In 1994–95, Independence Stadium was home to the Shreveport Pirates of the Canadian Football League, which was undergoing US expansion at the time. In the late 1990s, the stadium capacity was expanded from approximately 40,000 to 50,832. In 2005, to meet accommodations of the upcoming Independence Bowl in 2006, the stadium went through a renovation to extend the capacity from 52,000 to 59,000. Then in 2008, the City of Shreveport created an entire new section of the stadium. This portion would allow the stadium capacity to be expanded only if need be. This expanse put the total capacity at 63,000.[6] This was part of a grander upgrading plan that improved all aspects of the facility, from concourses to playing surface.

Independence Stadium was considered as a possible playing site for the New Orleans Saints during the 2005 National Football League season due to Hurricane Katrina, but Shreveport eventually lost out to the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. However, Independence Stadium eventually was chosen to host the Saints' first preseason home game for the 2006 season while the Louisiana Superdome prepared for its grand re-opening. Field Turf was installed on the stadium's playing surface in 2010. In 2010, a Texas UIL playoff game was played featuring Mesquite Horn HS and the technical host Longview. Longview won, 28–14. In 2011, Independence Stadium hosted the inaugural year of the annual Port City Classic, an NCAA college football competition between Louisiana Tech University of Ruston, Louisiana, and Grambling State University of Grambling, LA. The south end zone of the stadium borders Interstate 20.

Bowl facts[edit]

About the Game
• There has only been one tie in AdvoCare V100 Bowl history: in 1990 (34–34) between Louisiana Tech and Maryland.
• The AdvoCare V100 Bowl enters its second year in conference agreements with the SEC and the ACC in 2013.
• 10 of the last 14 Bowl games have been decided by a touchdown or less.
• There are 47 members of the Bowl's distinguished "Hall of Honor".
• Ole Miss (4–1) leads the way with five all-time appearances in Bowl history. Louisiana Tech is second with four appearances (2–1–1).

Game results[edit]

DateWinning TeamLosing TeamNotes
December 13, 1976McNeese State20Tulsa16notes
December 17, 1977Louisiana Tech24Louisville14notes
December 16, 1978East Carolina35Louisiana Tech13notes
December 15, 1979Syracuse31McNeese State7notes
December 13, 1980Southern Miss16McNeese State14notes
December 12, 1981Texas A&M33Oklahoma State16notes
December 11, 1982Wisconsin14Kansas State3notes
December 10, 1983Air Force9Mississippi3notes
December 15, 1984Air Force23Virginia Tech7notes
December 21, 1985Minnesota20Clemson13notes
December 20, 1986Mississippi20Texas Tech17notes
December 19, 1987Washington24Tulane12notes
December 23, 1988Southern Miss38UTEP18notes
December 16, 1989Oregon27Tulsa24notes
December 15, 1990 [7]Louisiana Tech34Maryland34notes
December 29, 1991Georgia24Arkansas15notes
December 31, 1992Wake Forest39Oregon35notes
December 31, 1993Virginia Tech45Indiana20notes
December 28, 1994Virginia20TCU10notes
December 29, 1995LSU45Michigan State26notes
December 31, 1996Auburn32Army29notes
December 28, 1997LSU27Notre Dame9notes
December 31, 1998Mississippi35Texas Tech18notes
December 31, 1999Mississippi27Oklahoma25notes
December 31, 2000 [8]Mississippi State43Texas A&M41notes
December 27, 2001Alabama14Iowa State13notes
December 27, 2002Mississippi27Nebraska23notes
December 31, 2003Arkansas27Missouri14notes
December 28, 2004 [9]Iowa State17Miami (Ohio)13notes
December 30, 2005Missouri38South Carolina31notes
December 28, 2006Oklahoma State34Alabama31notes
December 30, 2007Alabama30Colorado24notes
December 28, 2008Louisiana Tech17Northern Illinois10notes
December 28, 2009Georgia44Texas A&M20notes
December 27, 2010Air Force14Georgia Tech7notes
December 26, 2011Missouri41North Carolina24notes
December 28, 2012Ohio45Louisiana–Monroe14notes

Most Valuable Player Award[edit]

December 13, 1976Terry McFarlandMcNeese StateQB
Terry ClarkTulsaCB
December 17, 1977Keith ThibodeauxLouisiana TechQB
Otis WilsonLouisvilleLB
December 16, 1978Theodore SuttonEast CarolinaFB
Zack ValentineEast CarolinaDE
December 15, 1979Joe MorrisSyracuseRB
Clay CarrollMcNeese StateDT
December 13, 1980Stephen StarringMcNeese StateQB
Jerald BaylisSouthern MissNG
December 12, 1981Gary KubiakTexas A&MQB
Mike GreenOklahoma StateLB
December 11, 1982Randy WrightWisconsinQB
Tim KrumrieWisconsinNG
December 10, 1983Marty LouthanAir ForceQB
Andre TownsendMississippiDT
December 15, 1984Bart WeissAir ForceQB
Scott ThomasAir ForceS
December 21, 1985Rickey FoggieMinnesotaQB
Bruce HolmesMinnesotaLB
December 20, 1986Mark YoungMississippiQB
James MosleyTexas TechDE
December 19, 1987Chris ChandlerWashingtonQB
David RillWashingtonLB
December 23, 1988James HenrySouthern MissPR/CB
December 16, 1989Bill MusgraveOregonQB
Chris OldhamOregonDB
December 15, 1990Mike RichardsonLouisiana TechRB
Lorenza BakerLouisiana TechLB
December 29, 1991Andre HastingsGeorgiaFL
Torray EvansGeorgiaLB
December 31, 1992Todd DixonWake ForestSE
Herman O'BerryOregonCB
December 31, 1993Maurice DeShazoVirginia TechQB
Antonio BanksVirginia TechCB
December 28, 1994Mike GrohVirginiaQB
Mike FrederickVirginiaDE
December 29, 1995Kevin FaulkLSURB
Gabe NorthernLSUDE
December 31, 1996Dameyune CraigAuburnQB
Takeo SpikesAuburnLB
Rickey NealAuburnLB
December 28, 1997Rondell MealeyLSURB
Arnold MillerLSUDE
December 31, 1998Romaro MillerMississippiQB
Kendrick ClancyMississippiDL
December 31, 1999Tim StricklandMississippiCB
Josh HeupelOklahomaQB
December 31, 2000Ja'Mar ToombsTexas A&MRB
Willie BladeMississippi StateDT
December 27, 2001Seneca WallaceIowa StateQB
Matt WordIowa StateLB
Waine BaconAlabamaS
December 27, 2002Eli ManningMississippiQB
Chris KelsayNebraskaDE
December 31, 2003Cedric CobbsArkansasRB
Caleb MillerArkansasLB
December 28, 2004Bret MeyerIowa StateQB
Nick MoserIowa StateDB
December 30, 2005Brad SmithMissouriQB
Marcus KingMissouriCB
December 28, 2006Dantrell SavageOklahoma StateRB
Jeremy NethonOklahoma StateLB
December 30, 2007John Parker WilsonAlabamaQB
Wallace GilberryAlabamaDE
December 28, 2008Phillip LivasLouisiana TechWR/KR
Weldon BrownLouisiana TechCB
December 28, 2009Aron WhiteGeorgiaTE
Geno AtkinsGeorgiaDL
December 27, 2010Jared TewAir ForceRB
Rick RickettsAir ForceDT
December 26, 2011James FranklinMissouriQB
Andrew WilsonMissouriLB
December 28, 2012Tyler TettletonOhioQB
Beau BlankenshipOhioRB
Keith MooreOhioLB

Most appearances[edit]

RankTeamAppearancesRecordWin %
1Ole Miss54–1.877
2Louisiana Tech42–1–1.666
T3Air Force33–01.000
T3McNeese State31–2.333
T3Texas A&M31–2.333
T8Iowa State21–1.500
T8Virginia Tech21–1.500
T8Texas Tech20–2.000
T8Southern Miss20–2.000

Wins by conference[edit]

Big 822020.000
Big 12812480.333
Big Ten44220.500
Big East111001.000
Sun Belt11010.000

Game records[edit]

TeamPerformance vs. OpponentYear
Most points scored45, Ohio vs. ULM2012
Fewest points allowed9, Air Force vs. Ole Miss1993
Margin of victory31, Ohio vs. ULM2012
First downs27, Missouri vs. North Carolina2011
Rushing yards337, Missouri vs. North Carolina2011
Passing yards390, Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss1999
Total yards556, Ohio vs. ULM2012
IndividualPlayer, TeamYear
Most Rushing Attempts35, many times (Last: Ja'Mar Toombs, Texas A&M)2000
Most Net Yards (Rush)234, Kevin Faulk, LSU2008
Best Avg. Per Carry (Rush)9.5, Kevin Faulk, LSU1995
Most Rushing Yds. by a QB150, Brad Smith, Missouri2005
Most Passing Yards99, Tim Brown, Rutgers2009


197619,164McNesse State vs. Tulsa
197722,223Louisiana Tech vs. Louisville
197831,054East Carolina vs. Louisiana Tech
197927,234Syracuse vs. McNesse State
198042,600Southern Miss vs. McNesse State
198148,600Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State
198246,244Wisconsin vs. Kansas State
198341,274Air Force vs. Ole Miss
198445,034Air Force vs. Virginia Tech
198542,845Minnesota vs. Clemson
198646,369Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech
198744,683Washington vs. Tulane
198820,242Southern Miss vs. UTEP
198944,621Oregon vs. Tulsa
199048,325Louisiana Tech vs. Maryland
199146,932Georgia vs. Arkansas
199231,337Wake Forest vs. Oregon
199333,819Virginia Tech vs. Indiana
199436,192Virgina vs. TCU
199548,835LSU vs. Michigan State
199641,366Auburn vs. Army
199750,459LSU vs. Notre Dame
199846,862Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech
199949,873Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma
200036,974Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M
200145,627Alabama vs. Iowa State
200246,096Nebraska vs. Ole Miss
200349,625Arkansas vs. Missouri
200443,076Iowa State vs. Miami University
200541,332Missouri vs. South Carolina
200645,054Oklahoma State vs. Alabama
200747,043Alabama vs. Colorado
200841,567Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois
200949,654Georgia vs. Texas A&M
201039,632Air Force vs. Georgia Tech
201141,728Missouri vs. North Carolina
201241,853Louisiana–Monroe vs. Ohio

TV Bowl Brodcasters[edit]

DateNetworkPlay-by-play announcersColor commentatorsSideline reporters
2012ESPNDave LaMontKelly StoufferCara Capuano
2011ESPN2Rob StoneDanny KanellAllison Williams
2010ESPN2Mark JonesBob DavieEamon McAnaney
2009[10]ESPN2Ron FranklinEd CunninghamQuint Kessenich
2008[11]ESPNPam WardRay Bentley
2007[12]ESPNMark JonesBob DavieStacey Dales
2006[13]ESPNGary ThorneAndre WareTodd Harris
2005[14]ESPNSean McDonoughMike Gottfried and Craig JamesAlex Flanagan
2004[15]ESPNDave BarnettDavid Norrie and Bill CurryAlex Flanagan
2003ESPNSean McDonoughMike Golic and Rod GilmoreRob Stone
2002ESPNJeff HullingerTodd ChristensenStacy Paetz
2001ESPNRich WaltzMark MayHeather Cox
2000ESPN[16]Mark JonesGino TorettaRob Stone
1999ESPNRich WaltzGino Toretta
1998ESPNDave BarnettBill CurryDave Ryan
1997ESPN[17]Ron FranklinMike GottfriedAdrian Karsten
1996ESPNCraig BolerjackRod Gilmore
1995ESPNSean McDonoughRick Walker
1994ESPNSean McDonoughRick WalkerDan Debenham
1993ESPNJoel MeyersRick WalkerMike Mayock
1992ESPNSean McDonoughCraig JamesSteve Cyphers
1991ABCBrent MusburgerDick Vermeil
1990ABCBrent MusburgerDick Vermeil
1988MizlouLanny JamesBob CasciolaSteve Grad
1987MizlouLanny JamesBob CasciolaSteve Grad
1986MizlouHoward DavidBob CasciolaSteve Grad
1985MizlouHoward DavidBob CasciolaSteve Grad
1984MizlouHoward DavidPaul MaguireSteve Grad
1983MizlouHoward DavidKen WillardSteve Grad
1982[18]Mizlou/ESPNJim SimpsonBud Wilkinson
1981MizlouHoward DavidDanny AbramowiczSteve Grad
1977MizlouRon JacoberPaul Hornung


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