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Tailgreeter Cure Bowl: Coastal Carolina vs Northern Illinois recognized as #1 Bowl Game

January 10, 2022 | Orlando Sports Foundation, Inc

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl: Coastal Carolina vs Northern Illinois recognized as #1 Bowl Game

ORLANDO, Fla. ( — The Cure Bowl is once again recognized as the No. 1 Bowl Game by CBS Sports.

Coastal Carolina used a stop at the goal line as time expired to win the 2021 Tailgreeter Cure Bowl, by defeating NIU 47-41, on Dec. 17 at Exploria Stadium. 

This was Coastal Carolina’s (11-2) first-ever bowl game victory. The Chanticleers made their second-straight appearance in the Cure Bowl and avenged a heartbreaking overtime loss to Liberty in the 2020 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl.  Read more about the Tailgreeter Cure Bowl here.

 The seventh annual Cure Bowl was recognized by CBS Sports as the No. 1 college bowl game of 2021on Thursday, January 6th. This will be the second-straight year CBS Sports rated the Cure Bowl as the No. 1 bowl game. 

CBS Sports explains why the Tailgreeter Bowl finished as the No. 1 overall bowl game. 

“Not only was it a one-score game the entire time, but the lead changed seven times. It was nonstop, back-and-forth football entertainment. Coastal couldn’t stop Northern Illinois, and the Huskies couldn’t stop the Chanticleers.

Aside from the final possession of the half, the first 12 possessions of the game ended with points, and only three of them ended in field goals. When Coastal’s Charles Ouverson came onto the field for the contest’s first punt, he did so with only 54 seconds left in the third quarter.

It came down to the very last play, too. Northern Illinois had the ball at the Coastal 8-yard line with 2 seconds left, but Lombardi’s pass to Joiner was stopped short of the end zone and the Chanticleers held on for the win.”

View CBS Sports Full Bowl Game Ranking Here. 


About The Orlando Sports Foundation:

The Orlando Sports Foundation (OSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for cancer research. The OSF hosts several events throughout the year, including the Tailgreeter Cure Bowl.

With the combined support of Central Floridians, loyal sports fans and strategic partners, the OSF is further dedicated and committed to serving the challenges of cancer awareness and elimination, invigorating the Central Florida athletic community and supporting youth organizations with standards of benevolence, integrity and moral excellence. The OSF works with our stakeholders to involve the entire community to join us in our quest to bring teams together to find a cure for cancer. Together, we can tackle this. Click here to donate


About Tailgreeter:

Tailgreeter is a digital marketplace headquartered in Chicago, Ill., that connects tailgate hosts with fans that prefer to join a tailgate instead of trying to set it up themselves. Tailgreeter is elevating fans’ game day experiences one parking lot at a time. With hosts in more than 100 locations around the world and tailgates ranging from football and soccer games to races and concerts, Tailgreeter affords everyone an opportunity to enjoy an affordable, hassle-free experience. Find out more at


ESPN Events:

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 12 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official websiteFacebookTwitter or YouTube pages

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