Game Highlights

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

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  • Where:
    Rose Bowl Stadium,
    Pasadena, CA
  • When:
    January 1, 2015, 5:30 PM EST
  • Attendance:
    91,322

The 101st Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual hosted an inaugural College Football Playoff Semifinal. It was an exciting match-up that featured both the 2013 & 2014 Heisman Trophy winners leading their respective teams at quarterback. The game ended with Oregon advancing to the CFP National Championship Game in Dallas, TX.

Allstate Sugar Bowl

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  • Where:
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome,
    New Orleans, LA
  • When:
    January 1, 2015, 8:30 PM EST
  • Attendance:
    74,682

The 81st Allstate Sugar Bowl hosted an inaugural College Football Playoff Semifinal. The game ended with the Ohio State Buckeyes advancing to the CFP National Championship Game in Dallas, TX. With 28+ million viewers, this game is the most watched cable television program in American history to date.

Capital One Orange Bowl

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  • Where:
    Sun Life Stadium,
    Miami Gardens, FL
  • When:
    December 31, 2014, 8 PM EST
  • Attendance:
    58,211

The Yellow Jackets came out of the locker room strong to begin the second half and outscored Mississippi State 21-0 in the quarter en route to the dominating victory. Quarterback Justin Thomas ran for three touchdowns and passed for one more as Georgia Tech ran over their SEC opponent to the tune of 452 yards on the ground.

VIZIO Fiesta Bowl

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  • Where:
    University of Phoenix Stadium,
    Glendale, AZ
  • When:
    December 31, 2014, 4 PM EST
  • Attendance:
    66,896

Boise State jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead in the first ten minutes of the game, but had to make a critical fourth down stand on Arizona’s final drive to seal the victory in this hard-fought matchup. With the victory, Boise State is now 3-0 all-time in the Fiesta Bowl despite entering each game as the underdog against a team from a Power-5 conference.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

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  • Where:
    Georgia Dome,
    Atlanta, GA
  • When:
    December 31, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
  • Attendance:
    65,706

TCU came out to prove why they deserved to be selected for a semi-final game and a shot at the National Championship as they dominated Ole Miss from start to finish. TCU forced 4 turnovers and led 42-0 after three quarters of play en route to the Peach Bowl victory. This surprising result kicked off the New Year’s Six bowl game slate on ESPN.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

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  • Where:
    AT&T Stadium,
    Arlington, TX
  • When:
    January 1, 2015, 12:30 PM EST
  • Attendance:
    71,464

Michigan State rallied from a 41-21 4th quarter deficit to shock Baylor 42-41 in a thrilling matchup that lead in our two semifinals games on ESPN. This was the highest scoring game in Cotton Bowl history as Connor Cook threw the game winning touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to take the lead and seal the victory.

National Championship Game

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  • Where:
    AT&T Stadium,
    Arlington, TX
  • When:
    January 12, 2015
  • Attendance:
    85,689

Event Highlights

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live

American Airlines Center

The 2015 Playoff Playlist Live! took place on Saturday, January 10th – Sunday, January 11th at American Airlines Center. With headlining acts Lenny Kravitz and Sting, an estimated attendance of 20,000 people attended the concerts over the two days. Openings acts included Keri Hilson, Vintage Trouble and Echosmith. Playoff Playlist Live! included sponsor activations by CFP Official partners Allstate, AT&T, Chick-fil-A, Ford and Taco Bell.


Championship Tailgate

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A staple of any college football game is the pre-game tailgate – the CFP Championship Tailgate took place on Monday, January 12th outside of AT&T Stadium in which approx. 45,000 fans experienced interactive games, sponsor activations and multiple ESPN broadcast sets. The event also included a pre-game performance by Zac Brown Band, where they debuted new music to the fans. The following CFP official sponsors activated at the Championship Tailgate: Allstate, AT&T, Capital One, Dr Pepper, Ford, Nissan, Reese’s and Taco Bell.


Night of Champions presented by Allstate

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The first ever 2015 Night of Champions event took place on Saturday, January 10 at the beautiful Centennial Hall in Fair Park of Dallas. The Night of Champions was the official VIP Event before the biggest game in college sports, The National Championship. The Night of Champions was a star-studded affair worthy of introducing the new and improved College Football Playoff. Over 1,200 athletes, celebrities and industry VIPs were in attendance. Allstate was the presenting sponsor of the affair while Ford, AT&T, and Dr Pepper were supporting sponsors.


Playoff Fan Central

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Playoff Fan Central anchored the Championship Weekend presence in downtown Dallas inside the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center from January 8-11. This four day fan fest celebration was free to the public and featured the interactive football activities, player/coach appearances, team pep rallies, youth football clinics, and the NCG Media Day. Sponsor activations included Allstate, AT&T, Buick, Capital One, Chick-fil-A, Dr Pepper, and Ford.