2019 Redbox Bowl Set for Monday, December 30 at Levi’s® Stadium
The San Francisco 49ers and FOX Sports announced on Wednesday that the Redbox Bowl, will be played on Monday, December 30th at Levi’s® Stadium. The 18th installment of the game that launched in 2002 has become a staple of holiday traditions for college football fans throughout the Bay Area. The 2019 Redbox Bowl will kick off at 1:00 p.m. PT with talented teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conferences squaring off. The game will be televised on the FOX broadcast network and tickets will go on sale later this summer.
“The Monday afternoon kickoff for last year’s Redbox Bowl was very positive from an attendance and TV ratings standpoint and we are excited to replicate that schedule for this year’s game and bowl festivities,” said Ryan Oppelt, Executive Director of the Redbox Bowl. “We welcomed Redbox to the 49ers family for the 2018 installment of the game and we look forward to continuing to work together to bring their brand of entertainment to homes throughout Pac-12 and Big Ten country this year.”
The 2018 Redbox Bowl, the first in a multi-year partnership with Redbox, saw Oregon earn a hard-fought win over Michigan State, 7-6. What the game lacked in offensive fireworks, it made up for with drama as the Ducks outlasted the Spartans in front of the 30,212 fans at Levi’s® Stadium and almost four million viewers at home. After a scoreless first half, Michigan State kicker Matt Coghlin put the Spartans on the board with a pair of field goals in the third quarter. But the Ducks responded in the fourth quarter with a heart-pounding 77-yard touchdown drive to record their first postseason victory since the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal.
“Redbox is thrilled to be back as the 2019 sponsor of the Bay Area’s Bowl Game,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox. “We’re expecting another awesome game between two of the best teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten and great memories for the millions of fans who watch live at Levi’s® Stadium or tune-in on FOX on December 30.”
The 2019 NFL Draft saw 22 bowl alumni from Arizona, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, and Utah selected, with one player being chosen in the first round: Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. (Green Bay Packers – 21st overall) and Utah’s Mitch Wishnowsky selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round.