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The Camellia Bowl has been the name of two post-season college football bowl series.

1948, Lafayette, Louisiana Edit

The Camellia Bowl was a post-season major college football bowl game played at McNaspy Stadium in Lafayette, Louisiana, on December 30, 1948 between Hardin-Simmons University and the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University).[1]

Game results Edit

Date Winning Team Losing Team Location
December 30, 1948 Hardin-Simmons 49 Wichita 12 Lafayette, Louisiana

1961-1980, Sacramento, California Edit

Sacramento, California, the Camellia City, hosted 16 college football bowl games between 1961 and 1980 in Hughes Stadium.

From 1964 through 1972, the Camellia Bowl was one of four season-ending bowls (quarterfinals) in the NCAA College Division, the predecessor of Division II (and Division III). There were no semifinals or finals and the NCAA College Division championship was determined by a poll; the system was revised in 1973 with the creation of Division II and its full playoff structure. That year the Camellia Bowl became the Division II Championship game for three years, and after a four-year hiatus, it was the Division I-AA title game in 1980.

Game results Edit

Date Winning Team Losing Team Location Notes
December 9, 1961 Pittsburg State 12 Linfield 7 Sacramento, California NAIA Championship
December 8, 1962 Central Oklahoma State 28 Lenoir-Rhyne 13 Sacramento, California NAIA Championship
December 14, 1963 St. John’s 33 Prairie View A&M 27 Sacramento, California NAIA Championship
December 12, 1964 Montana State 29 Sacramento State 7 Sacramento, California
December 11, 1965 Los Angeles State 18 California-Santa Barbara 10 Sacramento, California
December 10, 1966 San Diego State 28 Montana State 7 Sacramento, California voted College Division Champions
December 9, 1967 San Diego State 34 San Francisco State 6 Sacramento, California voted College Division Champions
December 14, 1968 Humboldt State 29 Fresno State 14 Sacramento, California
December 13, 1969 North Dakota State 30 Montana 3 Sacramento, California voted College Division Champions
December 12, 1970 North Dakota State 31 Montana 16 Sacramento, California
December 11, 1971 Boise State 32 Chico State 28 Sacramento, California
December 10, 1972 North Dakota 38 Cal Poly-SLO 21 Sacramento, California
December 15, 1973 Louisiana Tech 34 WKU 0 Sacramento, California Division II Championship
December 14, 1974 Central Michigan 54 Delaware 14 Sacramento, California Division II Championship
December 13, 1975 Northern Michigan 16 WKU 14 Sacramento, California Division II Championship
December 20, 1980 Boise State 31 Eastern Kentucky 29 Sacramento, California Division I-AA Championship

FCS Results (West Region Championship - FCS Playoffs)Edit

Since 1981, the NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) Playoff West Regional Championship (national quarterfinal) is commonly referred to as the Camellia Bowl, in honor of its College Division heritage. The game is played at the highest remaining seed in the West Region, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division I FCS Playoff Final Four (national semifinal).

Date Winning Team Losing Team
December 5, 1981 Idaho State 51 Rhode Island 0
December 4, 1982 Eastern Kentucky 38 Idaho 30
December 3, 1983 Nevada 20 North Texas 17
December 1, 1984 Montana State 31 Arkansas State 14
December 7, 1985 Nevada 24 Arkansas State 23
December 6, 1986 Nevada 33 Tennessee State 6
December 5, 1987 Marshall 51 Weber State 23
December 3, 1988 Idaho 38 Northwestern State 30
December 2, 1989 Montana 25 Eastern Illinois 19
December 1, 1990 Boise State 20 Middle Tennessee State 13
December 7, 1991 Youngstown State 30 Nevada 28
December 5, 1992 Northern Iowa 30 McNeese State 7
December 4, 1993 Idaho 21 Boston 14
December 3, 1994 Boise State 17 Appalachian State 14
December 2, 1995 Montana 45 Georgia Southern 0
December 7, 1996 Montana 44 East Tennessee State 14
December 6, 1997 Eastern Washington 38 WKU 21
December 5, 1998 Western Illinois 24 Florida A&M 21
December 4, 1999 Youngstown State 41 North Carolina A&T 3
December 2, 2000 Montana 34 Richmond 20
December 8, 2001 Montana 49 Sam Houston State 24
December 7, 2002 McNeese State 24 Montana 20
December 6, 2003 Florida Atlantic 48 Northern Arizona 25
December 4, 2004 Sam Houston State 35 Eastern Washington 34
December 3, 2005 Texas State 14 Cal Poly 7
December 1, 2006 Montana 20 Southern Illinois 3
December 7, 2007 Appalachian State 38 Eastern Washington 35
December 6, 2008 Montana 24 Weber State 13
December 6, 2009 Montana 51 Stephen F. Austin 0
December 11, 2010 Eastern Washington 38 North Dakota State 31
December 9, 2011 Montana 48 Northern Iowa 10
December 8, 2012 Eastern Washington 51 Illinois State 35

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. Foldesy, Jody. "Bowls burgeon as big business", The Washington Times. December 21, 1997. Page A1.


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