Bowl Game to be Part of 100th Season of Historic Cramton Bowl
MONTGOMERY – The ninth annual Camellia Bowl will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. CT (noon ET) at the historic Cramton Bowl, which will celebrate its 100th birthday during the 2022 college football season. The Camellia Bowl and City of Montgomery have multiple events planned to celebrate the bowl and iconic stadium’s centennial anniversary,
“We are thrilled to host the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery for the ninth year,” executive director Johnny Williams said. “We have had some very exciting games and we hope this year will continue that tradition as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cramton Bowl, which will be a historic event itself.”
The Camellia Bowl will air on ESPN and match up teams from the Sun Belt Conference, the Mid-American Conference and Conference USA.
Seven of the first eight games have been decided by eight points or less, including the inaugural Camellia Bowl in 2014 when Bowling Green defeated South Alabama 33-28. Last year, Georgia State defeated Ball State as the two teams combined for 71 points in the highest-scoring Camellia Bowl to date.
In addition to the postseason Camellia Bowl, Montgomery will host two preseason kickoff games this season. Jacksonville State will meet Stephen F. Austin in the 9th FCS Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 2:30 p.m. CT on ESPN – the fifth FCS Kickoff game played at historic Cramton Bowl. Also, Tuskegee and Fort Valley State will square off in the second annual Boeing Red Tails Classic on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. CT on ESPNU. Fort Valley State defeated Tuskegee in last year’s inaugural game, which was created with ESPN Events to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
CAMELLIA BOWL ALL-TIME RESULTS:
Dec. 20, 2014 Bowling Green 33, South Alabama 28
Dec. 19, 2015 Appalachian State 31, Ohio 29
Dec. 17, 2016 Appalachian State 31, Toledo 28
Dec. 16, 2017 Middle Tennessee 35, Arkansas St. 30
Dec. 15, 2018 Georgia Southern 23, E. Michigan 21
Dec. 21, 2019 Arkansas St. 34, FIU 26
Dec. 25, 2020 Buffalo 17, Marshall 10
Dec. 25, 2021 Georgia State 51, Ball State 20
FCS KICKOFF ALL-TIME RESULTS:
Aug. 23, 2014 Eastern Washington 56, Sam Houston State 35 (Cheney, Washington)
Aug, 29, 2015 Montana State 38, North Dakota State 35 (Missoula, Montana)
Aug. 27, 2016 North Dakota State 24, Charleston Southern 17 (Fargo, ND)
Aug, 26, 2017 Jacksonville State 27, Chattanooga 13 (Montgomery)
Aug. 25, 2018 North Carolina A&T 20, Jacksonville State 17 (Montgomery)
Aug. 26, 2019 Youngstown State 45, Samford 20 (Montgomery)
Aug. 29, 2020 Central Arkansas 24, Austin Peay 17 (Montgomery)