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The following chart presents attendance figures for each of this season’s 28 NCAA Division I-A bowl games as compared to last season’s games. The FedEx Orange Bowl served as the BCS title game this year, while the Nokia Sugar Bowl was the championship game last season (SportsBusiness Journal Research).
'04-05 GAMEATT. '03-04 GAMEATT.% +/- FEDEX ORANGE USC-Oklahoma ^77,912 Miami (FL)-Florida State76,739+1.5% NOKIA SUGAR Virginia Tech-Auburn77,349 Oklahoma-LSU ^79,342-2.5% TOSTITOS FIESTA Pittsburgh-Utah73,519 Kansas State-Ohio State73,425+0.1% ROSE BOWL PRESENTED BY CITI Michigan-Texas93,468 USC-Michigan93,849-0.4% CAPITAL ONE LSU-Iowa70,229 Purdue-Gegoria64,565+8.8% TOYOTA GATOR Florida State-West Virginia70,112 West Virginia-Maryland78,892-11.1% SBC COTTON Tennessee-Texas A&M75,704 Oklahoma State-Mississippi73,928+2.4% OUTBACK Georgia-Wisconsin62,414 Iowa-Florida65,372-4.5% CHICK-FIL-A PEACH Miami (FL)-Florida69,322 Clemson-Tennessee75,125-7.7% AUTOZONE LIBERTY Boise Sate-Louisville58,355 Southern Miss-Utah55,989+4.2% VITALIS SUN Arizona State-Purdue51,288 Minnesota-Oregon49,894+2.8% GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY Alabama-Minnesota66,089 Wisconsin-Auburn55,109+19.9% SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC Troy-Northern Illinois21,456 UCLA-Fresno State20,126+6.6% PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY Texas Tech-California63,711 Washington State-Texas61,102+4.3% EMERALD New Mexico-Navy30,563 Colorado State-Boston College25,621+19.3% CONTINENTAL TIRE Boston College-UNC70,412 Pittsburgh-Virginia51,236+37.4% MASTERCARD ALAMO Oklahoma State-Ohio State65,265 Michigan State-Nebraska56,226+16.1% EVI.net HOUSTON Colorado-UTEP27,235 Navy-Texas Tech51,068-46.7% INSIGHT Notre Dame-Oregon State45,917 California-Virginia Tech42,364+8.4% MAINSTAY INDEPENDENCE Miami (OH)-Iowa State43,000 Arkansas-Missouri49,625-13.4% MOTOR CITY Toledo-Connecticut52,552 Northwestern-Bowling Green51,286+2.5% MPC COMPUTERS Virginia-Fresno State28,516 Georgia Tech-Tulsa23,118+23.3% SHERATON HAWAII Hawaii-UAB39,754 Houston-Hawaii25,551+55.6% PIONEER PUREVISION LAS VEGAS Wyoming-UCLA29,062 Oregon State-New Mexico25,437+14.3% PLAINSCAPITAL FORT WORTH Marshall-Cincinnati27,902 TCU-Boise St.38,028-26.6% GMAC Bowling Green-Memphis29,500 Miami (OH)-Louisville40,620-27.4% CHAMPS SPORTS Georgia Tech-Syracuse28,237 NC State-Kansas26,482+6.6% WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS Southern Miss-North Texas27,253 Memphis-North Texas25,184+8.2%