2015 Bowl Season: By the Numbers

Over the next 24 days we get to experience the most magical time of year.  No, we’re not talking about the holidays, but those are pretty nice too.  We are talking about bowl season!

2015 BOWL SEASON: BY THE NUMBERS

That’s right, for 24 days you get to feast your eyes on bowl games being played everywhere from Hawaii to New York City.  The best part is that for the 2nd time it will culminate with a playoff to decide the FBS national champion.  At XOS, we’ve put together this list of some of the numbers that will get you primed for bowl season.

41

2015 sees a record number number of bowl games, 41 to be exact (including the National Championship Game), and 2 more than last season.

9

A total of 9 teams will be kicking off their bowl game this year with a different head coach than they started the season.

102

The longest running bowl game is the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California.  It has been played 102 times and is referred to as “the granddaddy of them all.”  This year it pits the Pac-12 champion Stanford Cardinal against the BIG 10 runner-up Iowa Hawkeyes.

10

The highest number of teams from a single conference competing in a bowl game this season.  Both the SEC and PAC-12 will be sending 10 teams to bowl games.

4,362

The number of miles the Cincinnati Bearcats will be traveling to play against the San Diego State Aztecs in the Hawaii Bowl.  This is the longest bowl trip of the year.

80

The number of teams that have earned the right to compete in bowl games and continue practicing for an extra few weeks this season.

18

Teams competing in bowl games that finished the 2015 regular season with fewer than 3 losses.

59

The number of partners using XOS Thunder Football HD coaching technology that will still be competing this bowl season.
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