The 2010s

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

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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.


December 29, 2018

Alabama Crimson Tide Roll to Victory


Alabama 45    Oklahoma  34

The heavily favored Crimson Tide scored touchdowns on their first four possessions and then held off the nation’s top-ranked offense on their way to a 45-34 victory over Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl in front of a sold-out, raucous 66,203 fans at Hard Rock Stadium.


December 30, 2019

Gators win the 2019 Capital One Orange Bowl


Florida 36    Virginia  28

Lamical Perine made the most of his opportunities, scoring three first-half touchdowns to lead the Florida Gators past the Virginia Cavaliers 36-28 in the Capital One Orange Bowl in front of 65,157 at Hard Rock Stadium.

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