- Independence Bowl
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Stadium Independence Stadium Location Shreveport, Louisiana Operated 1976–present Conference tie-ins Mountain West vs ACC (2010–2013); Sun Belt (alternate) Previous conference tie-ins Southland (1976–1981),
Big 12 (1998–2009)
Payout US$1,100,000 Sponsors AB Electrolux Home Products
Poulan Weedeater (1990–1996)
MainStay Investments (2001–2003)
2009 matchup Texas A&M vs. Georgia (UGA 44–20) 2010 matchup Air Force vs Georgia Tech (December 27, 2010)
The Independence Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I college football bowl game that is played annually at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana, so named because it was inaugurated in the United States bicentennial year, 1976.
Conference tie-ins / matchups
For its first five years, the game pitted the champion of the Southland Conference against an at-large opponent. 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 XII had enough bowl-eligible teams to fill their respective spots resulting in a matchup of Louisiana Tech and Northern Illinois.
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.
In 1990, the contest became one of the earliest college bowl games to use a title sponsor, becoming the Poulan Weed-Eater Independence Bowl. (The name gave rise to the term Weedwhacker Bowl, which is sometimes used to refer to a second-rank bowl game, especially by fans of top-ranked teams who expect their squads to compete in BCS contests.) 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. The new title sponsor makes energy drinks and nutritional supplements sold through multilevel marketing.
Date Winning Team Losing Team December 13, 1976 McNeese State 20 Tulsa 16 notes December 17, 1977 Louisiana Tech 24 Louisville 14 notes December 16, 1978 East Carolina 35 Louisiana Tech 13 notes December 15, 1979 Syracuse 31 McNeese State 7 notes December 13, 1980 Southern Miss 16 McNeese State 14 notes December 12, 1981 Texas A&M 33 Oklahoma State 16 notes December 11, 1982 Wisconsin 14 Kansas State 3 notes December 10, 1983 Air Force 9 Mississippi 3 notes December 15, 1984 Air Force 23 Virginia Tech 7 notes December 21, 1985 Minnesota 20 Clemson 13 notes December 20, 1986 Mississippi 20 Texas Tech 17 notes December 19, 1987 Washington 24 Tulane 12 notes December 23, 1988 Southern Miss 38 UTEP 18 notes December 16, 1989 Oregon 27 Tulsa 24 notes December 15, 1990  Louisiana Tech 34 Maryland 34 notes December 29, 1991 Georgia 24 Arkansas 15 notes December 31, 1992 Wake Forest 39 Oregon 35 notes December 31, 1993 Virginia Tech 45 Indiana 20 notes December 28, 1994 Virginia 20 TCU 10 notes December 29, 1995 LSU 45 Michigan State 26 notes December 31, 1996 Auburn 32 Army 29 notes December 28, 1997 LSU 27 Notre Dame 9 notes December 31, 1998 Mississippi 35 Texas Tech 18 notes December 31, 1999 Mississippi 27 Oklahoma 25 notes December 31, 2000  Mississippi State 43 Texas A&M 41 notes December 27, 2001 Alabama 14 Iowa State 13 notes December 27, 2002 Mississippi 27 Nebraska 23 notes December 31, 2003 Arkansas 27 Missouri 14 notes December 28, 2004  Iowa State 17 Miami (Ohio) 13 notes December 30, 2005 Missouri 38 South Carolina 31 notes December 28, 2006 Oklahoma State 34 Alabama 31 notes December 30, 2007 Alabama 30 Colorado 24 notes December 28, 2008 Louisiana Tech 17 Northern Illinois 10 notes December 28, 2009 Georgia 44 Texas A&M 20 notes December 27, 2010 Air Force 14 Georgia Tech 7 notes
Date MVP(s) Team Position December 13, 1976 Terry McFarland McNeese State QB Terry Clark Tulsa CB December 17, 1977 Keith Thibodeaux Louisiana Tech QB Otis Wilson Louisville LB December 16, 1978 Theodore Sutton East Carolina FB Zack Valentine East Carolina DE December 15, 1979 Joe Morris Syracuse RB Clay Carroll McNeese State DT December 13, 1980 Stephen Starring McNeese State QB Jerald Baylis Southern Miss NG December 12, 1981 Gary Kubiak Texas A&M QB Mike Green Oklahoma State LB December 11, 1982 Randy Wright Wisconsin QB Tim Krumrie Wisconsin NG December 10, 1983 Marty Louthan Air Force QB Andre Townsend Mississippi DT December 15, 1984 Bart Weiss Air Force QB Scott Thomas Air Force S December 21, 1985 Rickey Foggie Minnesota QB Bruce Holmes Minnesota LB December 20, 1986 Mark Young Mississippi QB James Mosley Texas Tech DE December 19, 1987 Chris Chandler Washington QB David Rill Washington LB December 23, 1988 James Henry Southern Miss PR/CB December 16, 1989 Bill Musgrave Oregon QB Chris Oldham Oregon DB December 15, 1990 Mike Richardson Louisiana Tech RB Lorenza Baker Louisiana Tech LB December 29, 1991 Andre Hastings Georgia FL Torray Evans Georgia LB December 31, 1992 Todd Dixon Wake Forest SE Herman O'Berry Oregon CB December 31, 1993 Maurice DeShazo Virginia Tech DB Antonio Banks Virginia Tech S Date MVP(s) Team Position December 28, 1994 Mike Groh Virginia QB Mike Frederick Virginia DE December 29, 1995 Kevin Faulk LSU RB Gabe Northern LSU DE December 31, 1996 Dameyune Craig Auburn QB Takeo Spikes Auburn LB Rickey Neal Auburn LB December 28, 1997 Rondell Mealey LSU RB Arnold Miller LSU DE December 31, 1998 Romaro Miller Mississippi QB Kendrick Clancy Mississippi DL December 31, 1999 Tim Strickland Mississippi CB Josh Heupel Oklahoma QB December 31, 2000 Ja'Mar Toombs Texas A&M RB Willie Blade Mississippi State DT December 27, 2001 Seneca Wallace Iowa State QB Matt Word Iowa State LB Waine Bacon Alabama S December 27, 2002 Eli Manning Mississippi QB Chris Kelsay Nebraska DE December 31, 2003 Cedric Cobbs Arkansas RB Caleb Miller Arkansas LB December 28, 2004 Bret Meyer Iowa State QB Nick Moser Iowa State DB December 30, 2005 Brad Smith Missouri QB Marcus King Missouri CB December 28, 2006 Dantrell Savage Oklahoma State RB Jeremy Nethon Oklahoma State LB December 30, 2007 John Parker Wilson Alabama QB Wallace Gilberry Alabama DE December 28, 2008 Phillip Livas Louisiana Tech WR/KR Weldon Brown Louisiana Tech CB December 28, 2009 Aron White Georgia TE Geno Atkins Georgia DL December 27, 2010 Jared Tew Air Force RB Rick Ricketts Air Force DT
Rank Team Appearances Record 1 Ole Miss 5 4–1 2 Louisiana Tech 4 2–1–1 T3 Air Force 3 3–0 T3 Alabama 3 2–1 T3 McNeese State 3 1–2 T3 Texas A&M 3 1–2 T7 Virginia Tech 2 1–1 T7 Georgia 2 2–0 T7 LSU 2 2–0 T7 Oregon 2 1–1 T7 Arkansas 2 1–1 T7 Iowa State 2 1–1 T7 Missouri 2 1–1 T7 Texas Tech 2 0–2 T7 Tulsa 2 0–2
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- ^ Miami University received a bid because the SEC did not have enough bowl-eligible teams to fill all of its allotted bowl slots in 2004, even before the South Carolina chose to decline a bowl bid after a massive brawl between players from that school and archrival Clemson University during their November 20, 2004 game.
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