MOBILE, Ala (May 31, 2023) – The 25th Annual 68 Ventures Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 23rd at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET) at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the University of South Alabama campus in Mobile. The bowl will air on ESPN and feature teams from the Sun Belt Conference, the Mid-American Conference or Conference USA.
In addition to this news, the 68 Ventures Bowl has released their new bowl logo today. Earlier this month it was announced that 68 Ventures would become the new title sponsor for the Mobile Alabama Bowl game.
“What an exciting year for the bowl game and the city of Mobile as we celebrate 25 years with a new look and a new sponsor.” Said Jerry Silverstein, 68 Ventures Bowl President.
The 2023 college football season marks the 25th anniversary of the bowl game. In its inaugural game, played on December 22, 1999, TCU defeated East Carolina 28-14. Last year, Southern Miss running back Frank Gore, Jr., shattered the NCAA single-game bowl record with 329 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He scored on runs of 59 and 55 yards. He also had an 18-yard touchdown pass in the 38-24 win over Rice.
Mobile has had a penchant for high-scoring games. Through 24 games, the teams have combined for 1,519 total points, an average of 63.3 points per game.
Two of the highest scoring games in NCAA bowl history have taken place in Mobile.
Marshall defeated East Carolina 64-61 in double-overtime in 2001. The 125 combined points are the most in any game in NCAA bowl history. East Carolina’s 61 points are the most points scored by the losing team in NCAA bowl history. The Thundering Herd and Pirates combined for 16 touchdowns. The 16 total TDs are tied for the second-most in NCAA bowl history.
Toledo outscored Arkansas State 63-44 in 2005. The 107 points scored marks the seventh highest-scoring game in NCAA bowl history. The Rockets and Red Wolves combined for 15 touchdowns. The 15 total TDs are tied for the fourth-most in NCAA bowl history.
About 68 Ventures
68 Ventures (68V) is the parent company for numerous operating businesses along the Gulf Coast which focus on development, investment and construction. Headquartered in Daphne, Ala., 68V is a purpose driven, culturally focused organization with a strong operational track record that has resulted in it becoming the largest single-family developer within the region, deploying well over a billion dollars in capital, and reaching the rank of one of the top 100 private home builders.