Advocare Classic

AdvoCare Classic
Stadium AT&T Stadium
Location Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Operated 2009–present
Sponsors
Advocare (2015–present)
Former names
Cowboys Classic (2009–2014)

The AdvoCare Classic is an annual college football game played on the opening weekend of the college football season in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The game was originally known as the Cowboys Classic from 2009 to 2014. The Advocare Classic usually kicks off ABC's Saturday Night Football schedule.

Game results

SeasonDateWinning teamLosing teamAttendance
2009 September 5, 2009 20 BYU Cougars14 3 Oklahoma Sooners13 75,437[1]
2010 September 4, 2010 6 TCU Horned Frogs30 24 Oregon State Beavers21 46,138[2]
2011 September 3, 2011 4 LSU Tigers40 3 Oregon Ducks27 87,711[3]
2012 September 1, 2012 2 Alabama Crimson Tide41 8 Michigan Wolverines14 90,413[4]
2013 August 31, 2013 12 LSU Tigers37 20 TCU Horned Frogs27 80,230[5]
2014 August 30, 2014 1 Florida State Seminoles37 Oklahoma State Cowboys31 61,521[6]
2015 September 5, 2015 3 Alabama Crimson Tide35 20 Wisconsin Badgers17 64,279[7]
2016 September 3, 2016 1 Alabama Crimson Tide52 20 USC Trojans6 81,359[8]
2017 September 2, 2017 11 Michigan Wolverines33 17 Florida Gators17 75,802[9]

Rankings are from the AP Poll.

2009

Founded as the Cowboys Classic, the 2009 game featured the No. 20 BYU Cougars of the Mountain West Conference (MWC) against the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners of the Big 12 Conference and was played on September 5, 2009. It was the first college football game played at Cowboys Stadium. The game was only the second game played by BYU and Oklahoma, with the Cougars upsetting the Sooners 14–13.

2010

The second Cowboys Classic matched the No. 24 Oregon State Beavers of the Pac-12 Conference and the No. 5 TCU Horned Frogs of the Mountain West Conference (MWC) on September 4, 2010. The Horned Frogs defeated the Beavers 30–21 in front of series low crowd of 46,138.

2011

The third edition paired the No. 4 Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 Conference against the No. 3 LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and was played on September 3, 2011, with the Tigers winning 40–27.

2012

No. 8 Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference played No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) on September 1, 2012, the first regular-season meeting between the teams. Alabama won 41–14 in front of an event record attendance of 90,413.

2013

The fifth playing of the Cowboys Classic matched the No. 12 LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the No. 20 TCU Horned Frogs of the Big 12 Conference and was played on August 31, 2013. The Tigers beat the Horned Frogs 37–27.

2014

The sixth edition featured the Florida State Seminoles of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference, and was played on August 30, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was the fifth meeting between Florida State and Oklahoma State, with the Seminoles leading the series 3–1. The No. 1 Seminoles defeated the unranked Cowboys 37–31 in front of a crowd of 62,521.

2015

The seventh edition of the Advocare Classic (and the first with Advocare as title sponsor) featured the Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten Conference, and was played on September 5th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. En route to a national championship, Alabama won their season opener over Wisconsin by a score of 35–17, with eventual Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry rushing for 147 yards and three touchdowns.[10] It was the second overall meeting between Alabama and Wisconsin.

2016

The eighth edition of the classic (and the second with Advocare sponsoring the event) featured the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the #20 USC Trojans of the Pac-12 Conference, played September 3rd at AT&T Stadium. The Crimson Tide routed the Trojans 52–6 in front of an announced attendance of 81,359.

2017

The ninth edition of the Advocare classic featured the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten Conference versus the Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), played September 2 at AT&T Stadium. It was the fourth meeting between Michigan and Florida (Michigan leads 3–0), and the first ever regular season meeting between the teams. The Wolverines won the game 33–17.

Future games

Records

By team

RankTeamAppsRecordWin %
1 Alabama 33–01.000
2 LSU 22–01.000
3 BYU 11–01.000
Florida State 11–01.000
5 TCU 21–1.500
Michigan 21–1.500
7 Florida 10–1.000
Oklahoma 10–1.000
Oklahoma State 10–1.000
Oregon 10–1.000
Oregon State 10–1.000
USC 10–1.000
Wisconsin 10–1.000

By conference

RankConferenceAppsRecordWin %
1 MW 22–01.000
2 ACC 11–01.000
3 SEC 65–1.833
4 Big Ten 31–2.333
5 Big 12 30–3.000
Pac-12 30–3.000

References

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