Camellia Bowl (2014–present)

Camellia Bowl
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl[1]
Stadium Cramton Bowl (25,000)
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Operated 2014–present
Conference tie-ins Mid-American, Sun Belt
Payout US$100,000 (as of 2015)[2]
Raycom Media (2014–present)[1]
2016 matchup
Appalachian State vs. Toledo (ASU 31–28)
2017 matchup
Arkansas State vs Middle Tennessee (Middle Tennessee 35–30)

The Camellia Bowl is an annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctioned FBS college football bowl game that was first played on December 20, 2014 in Montgomery, Alabama at the Cramton Bowl.[3][4] The game features teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid-American Conference.[3][4] Announced in August 2013, the game is owned and managed by ESPN Regional Television (a subsidiary of ESPN). Since its inception, the game has been sponsored by Raycom Media, a major owner of television stations in the Southeast with heavy involvement in college sports broadcasting, and officially known as the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

Game results

DateWinning TeamLosing TeamAttendanceNotes
December 20, 2014Bowling Green33South Alabama2820,256notes
December 19, 2015Appalachian State31Ohio2921,395notes
December 17, 2016Appalachian State31Toledo2820,300notes
December 16, 2017Middle Tennessee35Arkansas State3020,612notes


Year MVP Team Position
2014James KnapkeBowling GreenQB
2015Marcus CoxAppalachian StateRB
2016Taylor LambAppalachian StateQB
2017Darius HarrisMiddle TennesseeOLB

Most appearances

Rank Team Appearances Record
1Appalachian State22–0
T2Bowling Green11–0
T2Middle Tennessee11–0
T2Arkansas State10–1
T2South Alabama10–1

Appearances by conference

Through the December 2017 playing, there have been 4 games (8 total appearances).

Rank Conference Appearances Wins Losses Pct.
1Sun Belt4220.500

Media coverage


Date Network Play-by-play announcers Color commentators Sideline reporters
2014 ESPN Dave Lamont Joey Galloway Paul Carcaterra
2015 ESPN Dave Neal Anthony Becht Paul Carcaterra
2016 ESPN Eamon McAnaney John Congemi Lauren Sisler
2017 ESPN Taylor Zarzour Andre Ware Olivia Harlan


Date Network Play-by-play announcers Color commentators Sideline reporters
2014 ESPN Radio Jason Benetti Gene Chizik Niki Noto
2015 ESPN Radio Marc Kestecher Cole Cubelic Dawn Davenport
2016 ESPN Radio John Brickley Mike Golic, Jr.
2017 ESPN Radio John Brickley Brad Edwards

See also


  1. 1 2 "2014 Event Sponsors". ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  3. 1 2 Poe, Janita (August 19, 2013). "Montgomery unveils Alabama's 3rd college bowl, inaugural game set for December 2014". Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  4. 1 2 McMurphy, Brett (August 19, 2013). "Bowl created for MAC, Sun Belt". Retrieved August 20, 2013.

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