December 14, 2024 | The Historic Cramton Bowl

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December 14, 2024

9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CT on ESPN

Montgomery, Alabama




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On Dec. 20, 2014, the inaugural Camellia Bowl kicked off at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama

The Cramton Bowl has played host to Major League Baseball, minor league baseball and plenty of football. The stadium has the designation of having been the first in the South to feature a football game under the lights, a night game pitting Cloverdale against Pike Road High School in 1927. The game drew more than 7,200 attendees and helped prompt a stadium seating expansion in 1929. Cramton Bowl is also formerly the home of the Blue-Gray Football Classic college football game. The Alabama Crimson Tide played home games in the capital city at Cramton Bowl from 1922 to 1932 and in various years through 1954.


Camelia Bowl Facts

  • The ninth annual Camellia Bowl will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. (CT)
  • The game will be televised by ESPN
  • This year’s game will be the first game not played on Friday or Saturday
  • The 11 a.m. kickoff is the earliest start time in bowl history
  • All of the past 5 Camellia Bowl games have been decided by a total of 17 points
  • The 2020 and 2021 Camellia Bowl games were played on Christmas Day
  • The camellia was designated as the Alabama state flower on Aug. 26, 1959
  • The 2022 game will feature two former Camellia Bowl Champions
  • Georgia Southern will meet Buffalo in this year’s game
  • Georgia southern defeated Eastern Michigan 23-21 in the 2018 Camellia Bowl
  • Buffalo defeated Marshall 17-10 in the 2020 Camellia Bowl
  • Georgia State defeated Ball State 51-20 in the 2021 Camellia Bowl
  • It was the highest-scoring and most-lopsided Camellia Bowl in history
  • The first seven Camellia Bowl games were decided by 32 total points
  • There have been three game-winning field goals and two game-winning TDs in the fourth quarter
  • There have been two walk-off wins in the previous eight years
  • Appalachian State kicker Zach Matics drilled a walk-off FG in the 31-28 win over Ohio in 2016
  • Georgia Southern kicker Tyler Bass hit a 40-yard FG as time expired to beat Eastern Michigan 23-21 in 2018