January 5, 2010
Iowa Stops Triple-Option Cold
Iowa 24 Georgia Tech 14
In a game that featured one of the most dynamic offenses in the nation against one of the country’s stingiest defenses, it was the #10 Iowa Hawkeyes solving the #9 Georgia Tech’s triple option attack for a 24-14 victory at the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl. This was the coldest Orange Bowl game yet with a temperature of 49 degrees at kickoff. Adrian Clayborn earned the FedEx Orange Bowl’s Most Outstanding Player award with two sacks and nine tackles.
January 3, 2011
Luck, Fleener Power Stanford Past Hokies
Stanford 40 Virginia Tech 12
Stanford turned a tight game into a runaway in the second half, outscoring Virginia Tech 27-0 following intermission as long scoring plays dominated the night.
January 4, 2012
West Virginia Wins Record-Setting Orange Bowl
West Virginia 70 Clemson 33
The West Virginia Mountaineers rode a record-breaking offensive performance by quarterback Geno Smith, who grew up in the shadow of Sun Life Stadium, to defeat the Clemson Tigers 70-33 in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl. The Mountaineers’ 70 points set an all-time bowl record while Smith’s six touchdown passes and Tavon Austin’s four touchdown receptions both set Orange Bowl records and tied all-time bowl records.
January 1, 2013
'Noles Run Away From Huskies
Florida State 31 Northern Illinois 10
Senior fullback Lonnie Pryor, voted the game's outstanding player, ran for a career-high 134 yards and two scores on only five carries. Senior EJ Manuel threw for 291 yards, while the Seminoles stuffed Huskies' QB and all-purpose threat Jordan Lynch for most of the night.
January 7, 2013
Tide Roll to Third Crown in Four Years
Alabama 42 Notre Dame 14
Led by running back Eddie Lacy and quarterback AJ McCarron, the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 in the Discover BCS National Championship Game, locking up Alabama’s second straight national title and third in four years.
January 3, 2014
Clemson wins a high scoring, record breaking, nail-bitter
Clemson 40 Ohio State 35
Two of the country’s most potent offenses, Clemson and Ohio State, faced off in the 80th Orange Bowl. It was the first time the two teams played each other since the 1978 Gator Bowl and the star players lived up to the hype. The Clemson Tigers were able to squeak past the Ohio State Buckeyes with a late score and an interception in the final two minutes to seal the victory.
December 31, 2014
Georgia Tech Rushes to Victory in 81st Capital One Orange Bowl
Georgia Tech 49 Mississippi State 34
The ringing of the cowbells from Mississippi State fans that made the trip to South Florida from “Stark Vegas” and elsewhere could be heard all night, but it was the Georgia Tech faithful who rang in the New Year with a victory in the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl.
December 31, 2015
The Clemson Tigers Win the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
Clemson 37 Oklahoma 17
After giving away momentum and trailing 17-16 at halftime, No. 1 Clemson roared back in the second half, shutting out No. 4 Oklahoma, and beating the Sooners 37-17 in the Capital One Orange Bowl and advancing to the national championship game.
December 30, 2016
Florida State Wins the 2016 Capital One Orange Bowl
Florida State 33 Michigan 32
Florida State’s Dalvin Cook came to the Capital One Orange Bowl as a great player and did nothing but enhance his standing, but more importantly, teammate Keith Gavin arrived as an unknown and put himself in the Seminole history books forever.
December 30, 2017
The Wisconsin Badgers Win the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl
Wisconsin 34 Miami 24
Wisconsin took its first-ever appearance in the Capital One Orange Bowl and made it a memorable one, taking down the Miami Hurricanes in their home territory 34-24. Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook threw for 258 yards and four touchdowns to earn MVP honors.