2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Betting PreviewThe 2017 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl will go down live on December 16, 2017, at 8:00 PM ET while airing live on ESPN. In 2014, Bowling Green captured the inaugural Camellia Bowl with a 33-28 win over South Alabama to narrowly covering the college football betting line as a 4-point favorite while the game’s final score played over the 55-point total. The next year, Appalachian State beat Ohio 31-29 but failed to cover the chalk as a 7.5-point favorite while the Over cam through for the second straight year for totals bettors. In 2016, Appalachian State recorded their second straight Carmelia Bowl victory by beating Toledo 31-28 in another hard-fought matchup while covering the spread as a slim 1-point favorite. Despite 59 total points in the affair, the Under was the winning total wager by coming in just below the 60.5-point total. In 2014, Bowling Green quarterback James Knapke won the game’s MVP award. In 2015, Appalachian State running back Marcus Cox bagged the MVP hardware and last year, Appalachian State signal-caller Taylor Lamb won the MVP trophy. From 1961-1980, this bowl game was played in Sacramento, California, which is nicknamed Camellia City. Since 1961 and through 1963, the game decided the NAIA Football National Championship. From 1964 through 1972, the game was among the four regional finals in the College Division, which would eventually go on to become Division II and D-III in 1973.
- 2016: Appalachian State 31 vs. Toledo 28
- 2015: Appalachian State 31 vs. Ohio 29
- 2014: Bowling Green 33 vs. South Alabama 28