The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl did very well for itself in the ratings for a second year in a row.  Posting impressive numbers, the Independence Bowl boasts a whopping 2.41 million viewers tuned in as the Houston Cougars battled the Ragin' Cajuns on Friday, December 23, 2022.

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The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl ended up right in the thick of the ratings, ranking 15th among non-New Year's Six and College Football Playoff games.  It ranks 21st among 43 bowl games played in the 2022 Bowl Season, including all New Year's Six games, the Cricket Celebration Bowl, and the College Football Playoff National Championship Game presented by AT&T.

Bowl officials told KEEL News right after the bowl schedule was announced that they were very pleased at being moved earlier into the schedule.  By having the game on the 23rd, teams and fans would be able to enjoy the game and festivities, and still make it back home in time for Christmas.

The 2022 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl was the 46th edition of college football’s 11th most-historic bowl game – kicking off at 3 p.m. EST on ESPN on Friday, December 23, 2022. Houston quarterback Clayton Tune found star receiver Nathaniel “Tank” Dell with 20 seconds left for a 12-yard touchdown – sealing their first Independence Bowl victory in program history.

Independence Bowl History

The Independence Bowl was established in 1976, becoming the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ in 2021.  It is college football's 11th most-historic bowl game – celebrating its 47th edition in 2023. The Houston Cougars defeated the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns 23-16 in the 46th playing of the bowl in 2022. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a one-year extension with Radiance Technologies – ensuring they will be the title sponsor through 2025. The bowl's conference, team, and television agreements also run through the 2025 season. Army West Point and BYU are slated to match up against a rotation of the Pac-12 Conference, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA, which will be televised on an ESPN network.

Throwback Pics From The Independence Bowl

Take a look back at the action over the years at Shreveport's college bowl game

High Temps For Every Independence Bowl In History

We looked at the historic high temperatures for the date of each Independence Bowl in Shreveport. The temps were the daily recorded highs at the Shreveport Regional Airport, not the exact temps at kickoff of the game.


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