Auburn To Play Wisconsin In Capital One Bowl
Dec. 4, 2005
AUBURN - The Auburn football team (9-2) accepted an invitation Sunday to play Wisconsin (9-3) from the Big Ten Conference in the 60th annual Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game will be played at the Florida Citrus Bowl beginning at 12 p.m. CT on January 2, 2006. It will mark the school's third trip in the last six years to the Orlando-based bowl game.
"We are very excited to be returning to Orlando for the Capital One Bowl," said Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville. "In our previous trips to the Capital One Bowl, our players, fans and staff have really enjoyed their time in Orlando. We look forward to facing a very good Wisconsin team that we faced two years ago during bowl season."
Bowl tickets may be ordered by phone, 1-800-AUB-1957, ext. 1, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT or on-line at www.autigertickets.com (Save $10 on handling charges by ordering on-line). Tickets are $70 each and there is no limit on the number of tickets that may be purchased.
Tickets will be allocated based on priority. In the case of an oversubscription, refunds will be issued accordingly. Priority contributors also received a paper order form that may be returned by mail or fax (334-844-0340). All priority orders must be received by Wednesday, December 7, 2005.
"I know Auburn fans are excited about traveling to Orlando to celebrate the success of the Tiger football program in 2005," Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs said. "It is a great bowl game with fantastic activities and attractions in the Orlando area that our fans have always enjoyed."
Auburn will make its sixth consecutive bowl appearance under Tuberville. The Tigers have won their last three bowl games including a 13-9 win over Virginia Tech in the 2005 NOKIA Sugar Bowl.
Auburn is 3-1 all-time at the Capital One Bowl having defeated Penn State, 13-9 in 2003, Southern California, 16-7 in 1987 and Boston College 33-26, in 1983. The Tigers only loss came to Michigan in 2001, 31-28.
Auburn holds a 1-0-1 series lead over Wisconsin. The two met in the 2003 Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., with the Tigers capturing a 28-14 victory. In their only other meeting, the schools tied 7-7 in 1931 at Madison.
The Tigers will return to practice on Dec. 14 and practice in Auburn until Dec. 21.
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