December 31, 2018
The Oregon Ducks Dec. 31 held off the Michigan State Spartans, 7-6, in the inaugural Redbox Bowl at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Oregon finished the season 9-4, while the Spartans finished 7-6.
The match-up featuring schools from the Pac-12 and Big Ten was marked by sloppy play, a faked Oregon punt that ended up as a sack, and a botched Spartans field-goal attempt, among other miscues.
The good news for Redbox was that the 17th edition of the former Foster Farms Bowl game featured the highest game attendance since 2011, with more than 30,000 tickets sold. Fans attending the game were given a special promo code for a free one-night movie rental.
The game was televised on the Fox broadcast network with a Spanish-language simulcast on Fox Deportes.