Sun Bowl

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Since 1935, El Paso, Texas, has hosted the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, another exciting college football game held in the southwest. The Sun Bowl is one of the oldest college events in the country. Only events such as the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, and Orange Bowl, come close to the history of the Sun Bowl.

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Sun Bowl Stadium hosts the game yearly, and the events have become a tradition for college football. As in most bowls, it is held during the holiday season. 

Betting odds for the Sun Bowl are not yet available, since the teams have not been announced. 

Understanding How Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Odds Work

The 2021 edition of the Sun Bowl featured the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Washington State Cougars. The Chippewas were the favorites, given their 9-4 season record. Some markets are very popular with the betting crowd, for example the Sun Bowl point spread.

For those bettors who put their money on the Chippewas to win at a -160 moneyline, for every $160 bet, an equivalent $100 profit will have been made. On the other hand, those who took a chance on the Cougars as underdogs on a +230 moneyline missed the chance to make a $230 profit for every $100 wager.

If bettors had favored the -8.5 and the over 41.5 points, they might have also taken those profits home.

Sun Bowl Betting Trends & Tips

The Sun Bowl is yet another exciting opportunity for NCAA football fans to make the most of their betting game. As it is usually advised by experts in the industry, looking for top college football odds, moneylines, stats, and numbers will always increase one’s chance of making the most of every bet. 

Here are some top trends from the past editions of the Sun Bowl:

  • Pac-12 schools are ahead with 32 appearances at the Sun Bowl. 
  • Pac-12 schools also lead as the most successful conference, with 19 wins. 
  • The Texas Tech Red Raiders lead with 9 appearances at the Sun Bowl.
  • The UTEP Miners are the most successful team in the history of the Sun Bowl, with 5 wins.  
  • Over the last decade, all winning teams have scored more than 20 points, except for the 2018 edition.

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Betting History Of The Sun Bowl

Becoming one of the oldest events in college football is no easy feat. The Sun Bowl goes back to 1935. Although teams broke the 20 and 30-point marks and the 40-point barriers several times, it wasn’t until the 2007 edition that two schools were featured in one of the most memorable games in the event’s history.

The Oregon Ducks got a 56-21 win over the South Florida Bulls and went on to become a top team in the history of the Sun Bowl, still holding the record for the most points scored by a single unit.

Although Pac-12 schools have appeared in 32 games, independent representatives have come close with 30 appearances. The Pac-12 leads all conferences with 19 wins. Texas Tech Red Raiders has been featured in nine games with only one victory. UTEP is now the most successful school in the history of the Sun Bowl, with 5 wins.

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Sun Bowl Scores (Playoffs)

From the onset of the Sun Bowl back in 1935, a college tradition was started. In 1935, the El Paso All-Stars took on the Texas Rangers and pulled a 25-21 win to become the first-ever recorded champions in the event’s history.

What we can say about scores at the Sun Bowl is that they range from low numbers to the mid-50-point mark. However, over the past decade, except for the 2018 edition, all winners of the Sun Bowl were able to score at least 20 points.

Sun Bowl Past Results
SeasonWinning teamLosing teamScore
2021Pittsburgh PanthersUCLA Bruins37-35
2021Central MichiganWashington State24-21
2020Cancelled due to COVID
2019Arizona StateFlorida State20-14
2017North Carolina StateArizona State52-31
2016StanfordNorth Carolina25-23
2015Washington StateMiami, Fla.20-14
2014Arizona StateDuke36-31
2013UCLAVirginia Tech42-12
2012Georgia TechUSC21-7
2011UtahGeorgia Tech30-27  (OT)
2010Notre DameMiami, Fla.33-17
2008Oregon StatePittsburgh3-0
2007OregonSouth Florida56-21
2006Oregon StateMissouri39-38
2004Arizona StatePurdue27-23
2001Washington StatePurdue33-27
Most All-Time Wins
WinsTeamsYears won
5UTEP1949, 1953, 1954, 1965, 1967
4Arizona State1997, 2004, 2014, 2019
4Stanford1977, 1996, 2016, 2018
3UCLA1991, 2005, 2013
3Oklahoma1981, 1993, 2009
3Oregon1963, 1999, 2007
3Alabama1983, 1986, 1988
3Wyoming1956, 1958, 1966

Sun Bowl Odds FAQs

Which team has scored the most points at the Sun Bowl?

In the 2007 edition of the Sun Bowl, the Oregon Ducks crushed the South Florida Bulls with a 56-21 victory. As of today, that still holds the record for the most points scored in the history of the Sun Bowl.

Which team has had the most appearances at the Sun Bowl?

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are now leading the category for the most appearances at the Sun Bowl. The school has played nine times but has just a 1-8 record.

Which teams have become the most unsuccessful at the Sun Bowl?

The Texas Tech Raiders have the most defeats in the Sun Bowl, with eight. However, Miami, Mississippi Southern University, SMU, and Virginia Tech have played in two different editions of the Sun Bowl without a win.

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