In Auburn’s four appearances in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, they have battled for three victories in ‘90, ‘98 and ‘07, and one loss in ‘01. Virginia has a 2–1 record in the bowl, with their loss coming to Georgia in ‘95.
Beginning on Monday, the teams were introduced to Battle for Bowl Week, a series of competitions throughout the week to compete for the bowl week trophy. Virginia currently leads Auburn 2–0 out of five competitions, winning a basketball shootout at Dave & Buster’s and an eating contest at Sal Grosso’s Brazilian Buffet.
Remaining is a cart racing tournament at Andretti’s Karting & Games, a Chick-fil-A milkshake assembly competition with the respective teams’ offensive lineman and a version of the game show “Family Feud.”
The week ends with the Chick-fil-A Bowl fan night at the Georgia Aquarium Friday afternoon and kickoff Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome.
Aside from the weekly competition, Chick-fil-A sponsors more than just it’s annual bowl game.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the most charitable bowl game in college football, giving $6.25 million in 2010. University athletic programs have received $93,000 since 2002 and $1.27 million in other college scholarships.
The ACC leads the series with the SEC 10–9 since 1992, but 10 of the last 20 games have been decided by a touchdown or less.
Here are a few more quick hits.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl...
- Has sold out 14 years in a row.
- Is the oldest guaranteed match-up of two top-ranked teams from the ACC and the SEC.
- Has given $103.8 million dollars to competing teams since 1968.
- Served 29,000 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the 2010 match-up.
- Has an average attendance of 71,746 in the last 10 years.
The Tigers will have a quick turnaround time in Atlanta, as they will also take part in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Clemson to start the 2012 season.
For more information on the game and related events, visit chick-fil-abowl.com