Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Peach Bowl

The AAC champion Houston Cougars will kick off New Year’s Eve in Atlanta against the ACC's Florida State Seminoles in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Cougars are coming off a 24-13 win over the Temple Owls in the AAC Championship Game as 4.5-point favorites while the Seminoles finished second in the ACC's Atlantic Division behind the top-ranked Clemson Tigers.

Kickoff: Thursday, December 31 @ 12:00pm ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Additional Read: Houston vs Florida State Betting

2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Odds
TeamOpening Line
Florida State-6.5

Odds at 5Dimes

Team Records
Florida StateACC10-28-44-8

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Matchup

Houstonís lone loss this season came on the road against the Connecticut Huskies 20-17 as a 7.5-point favorite on November 21. The Cougars were 10-0 straight-up and 6-4 against the spread heading into that game, but they rebounded to crush the Navy Midshipmen the following week 52-31, beating the odds as 1.5-point underdogs before defeating Temple to win the conference title.

Houston Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. is just as dangerous with his legs as his arm, rushing for 1,041 yards and 19 touchdowns while throwing for 2,590 with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. In the AAC title game, Ward ran for a game-high 148 yards and two touchdowns after throwing for a season-high 308 yards versus Navy, showing off his versatility in the teamís two biggest games of the season.

Meanwhile, Florida State got off to a 6-0 start, going 3-3 ATS, before falling on the road to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 22-16 as a 5-point road favorite on October 24. The Seminoles proceeded to go 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS the rest of the way, with the second loss coming at Clemson 23-13 in a game they still covered as 12.5-point road dogs according to the betting odds.

Florida State is led by sophomore running back Dalvin Cook, who rushed for 1,658 yards and 18 touchdowns despite missing one game and most of another due to a hamstring injury. Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson started the year under center but gave up the job to Sean Maguire following the loss to Georgia Tech. Maguire has eight touchdowns and two picks in the last five games.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Betting Trends
  • The underdog has covered in 7 of the last 10 Peach Bowls.
  • Florida State is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games after consecutive wins.
  • Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last five games in December.
  • The total has gone under in seven of Florida State's last nine games after a win.
  • Houston is 21-7-1 ATS in its last 29 games after consecutive wins.
  • The total has gone under in five of Houston's last six games.
  • Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games against the Atlantic Coast.

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Peach Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
1995Chick-Fil-A BowlGeorgia27Virginia34-6VIRGNAVIRGNA
1996Chick-Fil-A BowlClemson7LSU10-6.5CLEMLSU
1997Chick-Fil-A BowlClemson17Auburn21-6CLEMAUBRN
1998Chick-Fil-A BowlGeorgia35Virginia33-2GEORGIGEORGI
1999Chick-Fil-A BowlClemson7Mississippi State17-2.5MIS.STMIS.ST
2000Chick-Fil-A BowlLSU28Georgia Tech14-8.5LSULSU
2001Chick-Fil-A BowlNorth Carolina16Auburn10+2.5UNCUNC
2002Chick-Fil-A BowlMaryland30Tennessee3-1MARYLMARYL
2003Chick-Fil-A BowlTennessee14Clemson27+5CLEMCLEM
2004Chick-Fil-A BowlFlorida10Miami27-3MIAMIMIAMI
2005Chick-Fil-A BowlLSU40Miami3-6LSULSU
2006Chick-Fil-A BowlVirginia Tech24Georgia31+3GEORGIGEORGI
2007Chick-Fil-A BowlAuburn23Clemson20-2AUBRNAUBRN
2008Chick-Fil-A BowlLSU38Georgia Tech3-4LSULSU
2009Chick-Fil-A BowlTennessee14Virginia Tech37-5VTECHVTECH
2010Chick-Fil-A BowlFlorida State26South Carolina17-2.5FLASTFLAST
2011Chick-Fil-A BowlVirginia24Auburn43-3AUBRNAUBRN
2012Chick-Fil-A BowlClemson25LSU24-3.5CLEMCLEM
2013Chick-Fil-A BowlDuke48Texas A&M52-14TX A&MDUKE
2014Peach BowlMississippi3TCU42-3TCUTCU
2015Peach BowlHouston-Florida State--6.5--
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