2021 Birmingham Bowl

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This article is about the December 28, 2021 game. The game scheduled for January 1, 2021 was canceled due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 2021 TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl was the 15th Birmingham Bowl postseason college football game, the second with TicketSmarter as title sponsor, and the first to be played at Protective Stadium in downtown Birmingham.

The game was played at noon on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 and broadcast live on ESPN. The 11-2 Houston Cougars of the American Athletic Conference, ranked #21 in the AP and Coaches' polls, defeated the 6-6 Auburn Tigers of the Southeastern Conference by a score of 17-13.

The game saw the first sell out of Protective Stadium's 47,100 seats.

Birmingham Bowl
Site:Legion Field (2006–2020), Protective Stadium (2021–)
Names: Papajohns.com Bowl (2006–2010), BBVA Compass Bowl (2011–2014), Birmingham Bowl (2015–2017), Jared Birmingham Bowl (2018), TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl (2020–2021)
By year: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Jan. 2015, Dec. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

References

  • Garrison, Greg (December 30, 2021) "Sold-out Birmingham Bowl bodes big benefits from new stadium." The Birmingham News

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