1996-97 Bowl Games
Listed by bowls matching highest-ranked teams as of final regular season AP poll (released Dec. 8, 1996). Attendance figures indicate tickets sold.
Sugar (Florida by 3 points); Rose (Ohio St. by 2); Cotton (Kansas St. by 31/2); Orange (Nebraska by 161/2); Fiesta (Texas by 1); Holiday (Colorado by 5); Citrus (Tennessee by 8); Gator (North Carolina by 61/2); Outback (Michigan by 1); Peach (LSU by 61/2); Carquest (Miami by 31/2); Alamo (Texas Tech by 31/2); Liberty (Syracuse by 161/2); Independence (Auburn by 9); Aloha (Navy by 1); Copper (Wisconsin by 7 1/2); Las Vegas (Nevada by 5); Sun (Michigan St. by 7).
Per Team Payouts:
Nokia Sugar ($8.736 million); FedEx Orange and Tostitos Fiesta ($8.486 million); Rose ($8.25 million); CompUSA Florida Citrus ($3 million); Southwestern Bell Cotton ($2 million); Outback ($1.5 million) and Toyota Gator ($1.5 million); Plymouth Holiday ($1.4 million); Peach ($1.3 million); Builders Square Alamo and Sun ($1 million); Poulan/Weed Eater Independence and St. Jude's Liberty ($800,000); Carquest, Jeep Eagle Aloha and Weiser Lock Copper ($750,000); Las Vegas ($150,000).