Capital One Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl

At the end of a wild season of college football action, the Clemson Tigers stand alone as the only remaining undefeated team in the sport at 13-0 straight up. To stay undefeated, Clemson will have to get the job done in its toughest test of the season on New Year's Eve going up against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Capital One Orange Bowl.

Kickoff: Thursday, December 31 @ 4:00pm ET
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Additional Read: Oklahoma vs Clemson Betting

2015 Capital One Orange Bowl Odds
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Team Records
OklahomaBig 1211-19-38-4

Capital One Orange Bowl Matchup

After years of falling a game or two short, the Clemson Tigers finally put it all together across an entire season to run the table in the ACC. Ranking 15th in the nation on offense averaging 38.5 points per game and 18th in the country on defense allowing 20.2 points per game, Clemson was strong on both sides of the ball en route to a 13-0 SU and 6-7 ATS record. The Tigers picked up big wins over Notre Dame, Florida State and North Carolina to stay perfect to this point.

Many were writing off the Oklahoma Sooners after a stunning 24-17 loss as a 16.5-point favorite on the betting odds against Texas back in October, but the Sooners were far from done. Oklahoma went on a 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS run to end the season, averaging 52 points per game over that stretch while allowing only 19.4 points per game against. This is a particularly impressive defensive feat in a Big 12 conference that had five teams with an offense finishing in the Top 10 nationally.

Interestingly enough, both of these teams have a reputation for being elite but always coming up a loss or two short of advancing to the big stage. This year, both have done an excellent job of defying the odds to make the College Football Playoff; but only one will advance to the championship game.

Two of the best quarterbacks in college football will be on display in the Orange Bowl in Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Clemson's Deshaun Watson. In a season dominated by some big performances by running backs, Watson and Mayfield are the only two quarterbacks left in the Heisman conversation.

Capital One Orange Bowl Betting Trends
  • The underdog has won SU and ATS in six of the last eight Orange Bowls.
  • Oklahoma is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games against the Atlantic Coast.
  • Oklahoma is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone over in six of Oklahoma's last seven games.
  • Clemson is 4-0 SU and ATS in its last four games in December.
  • The total has gone over in seven of Clemson's last nine games after a win.
  • Clemson is 7-0 SU in its last seven games after winning the previous game in a matchup.

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Orange Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
1995Orange BowlFlorida State31Notre Dame26+10NOTRDFLAST
1996Orange BowlVirginia Tech21Nebraska41-15.5NEBRNEBR
1997Orange BowlTennessee17Nebraska42-7.5NEBRNEBR
1998Orange BowlFlorida31Syracuse10+7FLAFLA
1999Orange BowlMichigan35Alabama34-2.5MICHMICH
2000Orange BowlFlorida State2Oklahoma13+11.5OKLAOKLA
2001Orange BowlFlorida56Maryland23+14.5FLAFLA
2002Orange BowlIowa17Southern Cal38-4.5USCUSC
2003Orange BowlMiami16Florida State14-1.5MIAMIMIAMI
2004Orange BowlOklahoma19Southern Cal55-3USCUSC
2005Orange BowlFlorida State23Penn State26-9FLASTPENNST
2006Orange BowlWake Forest13Louisville24-10LOUISVLOUISV
2007Orange BowlKansas24Virginia Tech21-3KANSASKANSAS
2008Orange BowlVirginia Tech20Cincinnati7-2.5VTECHVTECH
2009Orange BowlIowa24Georgia Tech14-6IOWAIOWA
2010Orange BowlVirginia Tech12Stanford40-3.5STANFOSTANFO
2011Orange BowlWest Virginia70Clemson33-3WESTVWESTV
2012Orange BowlFlorida State31Northern Illinois10+14.5FLASTFLAST
2013Orange BowlClemson40Ohio State35-2.5CLEMCLEM
2014Orange BowlGeorgia Tech49Mississippi State34-6Georgia TechGeorgia Tech
2015Orange BowlOklahoma-Clemson-+4--
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