2007 Orange Bowl Information
|2007 FedEx Orange Bowl|
|BCS Bowl Game|
73rd Orange Bowl
|Date||January 2, 2007|
|Location||Miami Gardens, Florida|
|Favorite||Louisville by 10|
|National anthem||CeCe Winans|
|Referee||Tom Ritter ( SEC)|
|Halftime show||Taylor Hicks and Gladys Knight|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Matt Vasgersian, Terry Donahue, and Pat Haden|
|Nielsen ratings||7.0 |
The 2007 FedEx Orange Bowl game was a college football Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl game following the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game was played on January 2, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The game matched the No. 6 Louisville Cardinals versus the No. 15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons and was televised on Fox.
Each of the teams selected an honorary captain. Louisville chose boxing legend Muhammad Ali, a Louisville native, and Wake Forest chose golf great Arnold Palmer, a Wake alumnus. Dwyane Wade of the hometown Miami Heat presented the coin for the coin toss.
The officiating team was provided by the Southeastern Conference.