The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. The Independence Bowl will enhance economic impact and growth in our communities through an alliance of volunteer, individual, and corporate support along with government and educational participation, while providing a safe, educational, unique experience for the student athletes participating in the game.


Game Date & Time: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. CT

Stadium: Independence Stadium (Capacity: 49,565)

Matchup: ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. SEC (Southeastern Conference) Secondary Agreements: American Athletic Conference, Conference USA

Playing Surface: Synthetic Grass (FieldTurf Duraspine Pro)

Television Partner: ESPN

Radio Network Partner: Sports USA Radio Network



– The Independence Bowl is the 11th oldest bowl game

-ESPN is televising the game for the 27th-straight year, and the game will be shown on the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” through 2019

-There has only been on tie in Independence Bowl history: 34-34 tie between Louisiana Tech and Maryland in 1990

-The Independence Bowl has primary conference agreements with the SEC and ACC through 2019

-12 of the past 20 Independence Bowl games have been decided by a touchdown or less

-There are 47 members of the bowl’s distinguished “Hall of Honor”

-Ole Miss (4-1) leads the way with five all-time appearances in Independence Bowl history. Louisiana Tech is second with four appearances (2-1-1)