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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.

Bowl WinnerRegular Season LoserRegular SeasonScoreDateAttendance
Sugar#3Florida11-1-0#1Florida St.11-0-052-20Jan. 278,344
Rose#4Ohio St.10-1-0#2Arizona St.11-0-020-17Jan. 1100,645
Cotton#5Brigham Young13-1-0#14Kansas St.9-2-019-15Jan. 171,928
Orange#6Nebraska10-2-0#10Virginia Tech10-1-041-21Dec. 3151,212
Fiesta#7Penn St.10-2-0#20Texas8-4-038-15Jan. 165,106
Holiday#8Colorado9-2-0#13Washington9-2-033-21Dec. 3054,749
Citrus#9Tennessee9-2-0#11Northwestern9-2-048-28Jan. 163,467
Gator#12North Carolina9-2-0#25West Virginia8-3-020-13Jan. 152,103
Outback#16Alabama9-3-0#15Michigan8-3-017-14Jan. 153,161
Peach#17LSU9-2-0 Clemson7-4-010-7Dec. 2863,622
Carquest#19Miami-FL8-3-0 Virginia7-4-031-21Dec. 2746,418
Alamo#21Iowa8-3-0 Texas Tech7-4-027-0Dec. 2955,677
Liberty#23Syracuse8-3-0 Houston7-4-030-17Dec. 2749,163
Independence Auburn7-4-0#24Army10-1-032-29Dec. 3141,366
Aloha Navy8-3-0 California6-5-042-38Dec. 2530,411
Copper Wisconsin7-5-0 Utah8-3-038-10Dec. 2742,122
Las Vegas Nevada8-3-0 Ball St.8-3-018-15Dec. 1910,118
Sun Stanford6-5-0 Michigan St.6-5-038-0Dec. 3142,741


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).

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