Frisco Bowl

The Frisco Bowl is one of the many popular college football bowl games which have been played in Frisco, Texas since 2017. It was initially planned to feature teams from the American Athletic Conference (AAC) matching up against a team from the Sun Belt Conference in 2017 and then facing a Mid-American Conference opponent the following year. However, the inaugural game -then known as the Miami Beach Bowl- featured a matchup between the AAC and Conference USA.

The 2022 Frisco Bowl will be played on December 17, 2022, at 9:15 pm Eastern time at Toyota Stadium as one of the first games played in the 2022 Bowl Season. The teams have yet to be decided in this fifth edition of the game, which will be broadcast on ESPN. The Frisco Bowl is also one of 17 college bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events.

Frisco Bowl Odds

NCAAF Betting odds for this year’s Frisco Bowl have not yet been set. However, in last year’s matchup, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) went against the San Diego State Aztecs. They were at -140 on the moneyline as the favorite, with UTSA at +120. Therefore, bettors needed to wager $140 on the Aztecs to win $100 but were only required to wager $100 to win $120 if betting on UTSA, who was the underdog.

San Diego State was a 2.5-point favorite and had no problem covering the spread after winning by 14 points. With the odds at -110 on both sides, a successful bet on UTSA to cover the spread or win outright would have paid bettors the same as a wager on SDSU to win by three points or more.

The over/under for the 2021 Frisco Bowl was 49, meaning that a bet on the combined total of points scored between the two teams had to be more than 49 for the over to hit, or less than 49 for a bet on the under to win. A combined score of exactly 49 points results in a push, in which case the bet is voided, and the original stake is refunded to the bettor.

Learn more about betting on over and under.

SDSU was victorious by winning 38-24, meaning any wager on the Aztecs would have been a winning bet, while any straight bet on UTSA would have lost. A bet on the over would also have been a winner, as the total score was 62 points.

Frisco Bowl Scores (Playoff)

The Frisco Bowl is one of the favorite college bowl games among sports bettors who enjoy following the most popular sport in the country. Football has historically been the top sport to wager, with millions of fans focused on college bowl games as one of their favorite betting activities. Scores in the Frisco Bowl have been on the higher end, with the winners of each contest averaging more than 40 points and a high of 51 points in 2017 and 2019.

Frisco Bowl Past Results
SeasonWinning teamLosing teamScore
2021San Diego StateUTSA Roadrunners38-24
2020——Cancelled due to COVID——
2019Kent StateUtah State64-44
2018OhioSan Diego State24-22
2017Louisiana TechSMU21-14

Betting History Of The Frisco Bowl

The Frisco Bowl has featured teams from the Mountain West, MAC, C-USA, and the American Athletic Conference. Mountain West teams have appeared three times with one victory, while MAC teams undefeated in two appearances.

Louisiana Tech defeated Southern Methodist University 51-10 in the first edition of the Frisco Bowl, which is still the biggest upset in the game’s history. The Bulldogs took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter after Amik Robinson returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and never looked back. They surprised everyone by taking a 42-10 lead at halftime and added three second-half field goals while taking the huge win.

A.J Ouelette holds the record for most rushing yards in the Frisco Bowl, with 164 for Ohio University when they shut out SDSU in 2019. He’s currently a running back for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL and is one of four former Frisco Bowl MVPs presently playing professionally.

2017 Frisco Bowl MVP J’Mar Smith signed with the New England Patriots in 2020 and, after being cut, had a tryout with the Green Bay Packers later that year. He’s currently with the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL. In addition, 2019 MVP Dustin Crum of Kent State is a backup quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs, and 2017 Frisco Bowl Defensive MVP Amik Robertson is presently a cornerback for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Most All-Time Wins
WinsTeamsYears won
1San Diego State2021
1Kent State2019
1Louisiana Tech2017

Frisco Bowl Game Betting Trends & Tips

Past trends can help bettors make more informed decisions when picking a side to wager. These trends are invaluable tools for anyone looking to wager on NCAA football. 

Some recent trends for the Frisco Bowl are:

  • SDSU has the most appearances by any team in the Frisco Bowl, with two. 
  • The MAC conference has the most wins, with two in the Frisco Bowl. Ohio won 27-0 over SDSU in 2018, and Kent State defeated Utah State 51-41 in 2019.  
  • The biggest margin of victory in the Frisco Bowl was 41 points, with Louisiana Tech beating SMU 51-10 in the inaugural game in 2017.
  • Louisiana Tech had the biggest upset in the Frisco Bowl, and were five-point underdogs when they won big over SMU in 2017. 

Frisco Bowl Odds FAQs

Can I Legally Bet on NCAA Football?

Betting on college football is legal in most states where sports betting is regulated. However, many states prohibit wagering on college teams that are located within their borders.

What Is the Best Bet to Make on the Frisco Bowl?

The best bet to make on any college football matchup depends on each individual. However, many experts believe betting on the over is the preferred way to bet on the next matchup, with the last two games totaling 92 points in 2019 and 62 in 2021.

Who Holds the Record for Most Passing Yards at the Frisco Bowl?

Lucas Johnson holds the Frisco Bowl record for most passing yards in a game with 333 in 2021. He also tied the record for touchdown passes in that game with three.
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