In commemoration of this year’s Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, the organization responsible for giving birth to college football’s kickoff event, will up the ante for this year’s ticket holders that includes an admission into next year’s contest, as Georgia takes on North Carolina. In convenience for the maturing College Football Playoff format, next year’s game will also be a national semifinal.
Last year’s Peach Bowl witnessed the TCU Horned Frogs man-handle the Ole Miss Rebels 42-3. The Rebels were out-shined in a number of categories including first downs (TCU 24, Ole Miss 10), total yards (TCU 423, Ole Miss 129) and rushing yards (TCU 177, Ole Miss 9). Bo Wallace and Trevone Boykin each tossed for three picks, as TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson grabbed six balls for two touchdowns.
The Peach Bowl was established in 1968 by a six-man committee in Atlanta called the Lion’s Club after they received certification from the student-athlete governing body, the NCAA. And since honing in on Chick-Fil-A as a corporate sponsor in 1996, the tournament has brought in over $100 million, achieved 17 sold out games and has distributed $17.3 million towards charity and scholarships.
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