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CFN Bowl Special: Every School's Bowl Profile

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Posted Dec 8, 2013


A program's bowl history says a lot about its quality over an extended period of time. Does it normally set up shop on January 1 or December 27? If it plays on January 1, is it in Pasadena at 5 p.m. Eastern, or in Dallas at 11 a.m. Eastern? Find a treasure trove of information in this updated examination of each FBS team's bowl dossier.

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OPENING NOTE: When one speaks of “major bowls” or “New Year’s Day” bowls in a broader sense, one is not referring to the Outback or even the Capital One Bowl, but to the most prestigious bowls in college football. As you go through this overview of bowl-game portfolios in the Football Bowl Subdivision, realize that some bowl games are (or were) considered “New Year’s Day” bowl games relative to different eras.

The Sugar and Orange have always been “New Year’s Day” bowls, even though they were played on Dec. 31 (in a rotation system) during the brief Bowl Alliance era (1995-1997). The Fiesta Bowl was not a “New Year’s Day” bowl, a premium prize, until the 1981 season and the first day of 1982. Making the Fiesta Bowl in 1980 or in previous years was not a big deal… at least, not in the same way that making the Orange Bowl was.

Similarly, the Cotton Bowl was a big deal as long as the Southwest Conference was in existence, through 1995. (Actually, the 1995 season – because of the Bowl Alliance – resulted in a diminished Cotton Bowl that year; conference champion Texas played in the Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech.) However, we’ll still consider the 1996 game between Oregon and Colorado a transitional one, thereby regarding the game as an accomplishment for the participating teams. If you wanted to make the claim that making the 1996 Cotton Bowl was not a big deal, there wouldn’t be (too much) reason to contest the matter.

So, in summation, the category of “New Year’s Day bowls” is restricted to the following: the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls; Cotton Bowls through the 1995 season (the 1996 game between Oregon and Colorado); Fiesta Bowls since the January 1982 game between Penn State and USC; and, of course, the BCS National Championship Game since its inception in the 2006 season (January of 2007).

More notes on what you see in this overview: Teams that are bowling in 2013 have bowl totals that do not include this season. If a team has reached its fifth Cotton Bowl this season, for instance, but the record shows only four, it’s because that bowl has not been completed yet.

These are past-tense profiles which only tell you if the program has – in the just-completed regular season – been able to reach a bowl game or not. Accordingly, the teams that won’t go bowling – and which have therefore concluded the entirety of their 2013 seasons – are credited with having finished this season. Teams that are playing in a bowl game are not credited as having finished this season. You’ll see this in the numbers presented below.

Finally, it is true that some of the more obscure bowls in history were not officially sanctioned by the NCAA, such as the Pineapple Bowl and a number of other obscure bowls. Yet, with the NCAA not overseeing college football in a strictly technical sense – these are not games with NCAA staging and labeling, unlike the NCAA basketball tournament – we’ll go ahead and include these bowls in the history of these postseason pageants. After all, the amount of bowl games we currently have – not to mention the absurd sponsorships and crass commercialism attached to them - is absurd in and of itself.

Up the rebels.

Now, without further ado, here are the bowl dossiers for the 125 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision:

Air Force Academy

Bowl Record: 10-12-1 in 57 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Armed Forces and Liberty Bowls, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Independence Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Independence, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1971 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar Bowl: 0-1

Cotton Bowl: 0-0-1

Akron

Bowl Record: 0-1 in 39 seasons

Only Bowl Appearance: 2005 Motor City Bowl (loss)

Bowling In 2013? No

Alabama

Bowl Record: 35-22-3 in 109 seasons (didn’t play football in 1918 or 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 13

2nd Most Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 8

3rd Most Appearances In: Rose and Cotton Bowls, 6

Most Bowl Wins In: Sugar, 7

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 BCS National Championship Game

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 7-6

Orange: 4-4

Rose: 4-1-1

Cotton: 1-4 (when the game was prestigious)

Fiesta: 0-1

BCS Championship Game: 3-0

Alabama-Birmingham (UAB)

Bowl Record: 0-1 in 18 seasons

Only Bowl Appearance: 2004 Hawaii Bowl (loss)

Bowling In 2013? No

Arizona

Bowl Record: 7-8-1 in 79 seasons (did not play from 1943-’45)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Three different bowls with 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Seven different bowls with 1

Most Bowl Wins In: Seven different bowls with 1

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1994 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Fiesta: 1-0 (when the game was prestigious; Arizona also played in the bowl when it was not staged in January)

Arizona State

Bowl Record: 12-12-1 in 80 seasons (did not play from 1943-’45)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Fiesta Bowl, 6

2nd Most Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 4

3rd Most Appearances In: Holiday Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Fiesta, 5

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1997 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 1-1

Fiesta: 1-0 when the Fiesta was a prestigious New Year’s Day bowl (1982 or later), 4-1 when not

Arkansas

Bowl Record: 13-23-3 in 108 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 12

2nd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Liberty Bowl, 4

Most Bowl Wins In: Cotton, 4

Last Bowl Game: January 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2011 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 2-5-1 when the Cotton Bowl was prestigious; four more appearances when not

Sugar: 1-5

Orange: 1-1

(Appeared in the Fiesta Bowl, but before it was prestigious)

Arkansas State

Bowl Record: 1-2 in 31 seasons (didn’t play from 1982 through 1989)

Most Bowl Appearances In: GoDaddy.Com Bowl, 2

Last Bowl Game: January 2013 (2012 season)

Bowling in 2013? Yes

Army

Bowl Record: 3-2 in 120 seasons (didn’t play in 1920 or ’21)

Most Bowl Appearances In: One appearance in five separate bowls

Most Bowl Wins In: Peach, Cherry and Armed Forces Bowls, 1 each

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: no appearances

Bowling In 2013? No

Auburn

Bowl Record: 22-13-2 in 110 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 6

2nd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, Capital One (formerly Citrus) Bowl, and Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach) Bowl, 5 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Gator, 4

Last Bowl Game: December 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2011 BCS National Championship Game

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 2-2-1

BCS National Championship Game: 1-0

Orange: 1-1

Cotton: 0-1 (when the Cotton Bowl was prestigious); made a subsequent appearance when the game was not prestigious.

Ball State

Bowl Record: 0-6 in 39 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Las Vegas Bowl, 2

2nd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Baylor

Bowl Record: 11-11-1 in 104 seasons (didn’t play in 1906, 1943 or ’44)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Bluebonnet Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Gator, Alamo and Cotton Bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Nine separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Bluebonnet, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1981 Cotton Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 0-1

Sugar: 1-0

Cotton: 0-2

Boise State

Bowl Record: 9-4 in 17 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Humanitarian/MPC Computers Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Las Vegas (formerly MAACO) Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Fiesta Bowl, 2

Most Bowl Wins In: Humanitarian and Las Vegas, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2010 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Fiesta: 2-0

Boston College

Bowl Record: 13-9 in 78 seasons (played just one season of football between 1902 and 1937)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 2 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: 13 separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Continental Tire/Meineke Car Care and Aloha Bowls, 2 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1985 Cotton Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 0-1

Sugar: 1-0

Cotton: 1-1

Bowling Green

Bowl Record: 4-6 in 51 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: California Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: GMAC (now GoDaddy.com) Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Brigham Young

Bowl Record: 13-17-1 in 84 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Holiday Bowl, 11

2nd Most Appearances In: Las Vegas Bowl, 5

3rd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Holiday, 4

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

BYU played in the Fiesta Bowl, but not when it was prestigious; same for the Cotton Bowl.

Buffalo

Bowl Record: 0-1 in 56 seasons

Only Bowl Appearance: 2009 International Bowl (loss)

Bowling In 2013? Yes

California

Bowl Record: 10-9-1 in 98 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 8

2nd Most Appearances In: Holiday Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: 10 separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1959 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 2-5-1

Central Florida (UCF)

Bowl Record: 2-3 in 17 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Liberty and Beef O'Brady's (formerly St. Petersburg) Bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Liberty and Beef O'Brady's, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Central Michigan

Bowl Record: 3-4 in 56 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Little Caesars (formerly Motor City) Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Little Caesars, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? No

Cincinnati

Bowl Record: 6-5 in 59 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sun Bowl and Motor City Bowl, 2 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Six separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2010 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 0-1

Orange: 0-1

Clemson

Bowl Record: 17-18 in 111 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 9

2nd Most Appearances In: Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach) Bowl, 8

3rd Most Appearances In: Citrus Bowl, 4

Most Bowl Wins In: Gator, 4

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2012 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 2-2

Sugar: 0-1

Cotton: 1-0

Colorado

Bowl Record: 12-17 in 112 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 5

2nd Most Appearances In: Bluebonnet Bowl, 4

3rd Most Appearances In: Fiesta Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Orange and Bluebonnet, 2 each

Last Bowl Game: 2007

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2002 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 2-3

Cotton: 1-1

Fiesta: 1-2

Colorado State

Bowl Record: 5-7 in 105 seasons (didn’t play in 1906-’09, 1943 and ’44)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Holiday Bowl and Liberty Bowl, 3 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2008

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Connecticut

Bowl Record: 3-2 in 15 seasons (including 1979)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Three separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: January 2011

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Fiesta: 0-1

Duke

Bowl Record: 3-6 in 91 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose and Orange Bowls, 2 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Three separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1961 Cotton Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 0-2

Orange: 1-1

Cotton: 0-1

East Carolina

Bowl Record: 8-10 in 48 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Liberty Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Tangerine Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: 12 separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Tangerine, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Eastern Michigan

Bowl Record: 1-1 in 48 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Pioneer Bowl and California Bowl, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 1987

Bowling In 2013? No

Florida

Bowl Record: 20-20 in 102 seasons (didn’t play from 1905-1910, 1918, 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Gator and Sugar Bowls, 9 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Capital One (formerly Citrus) Bowl, 5

Most Bowl Wins In: Gator, 7

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 3-6

Orange: 3-0

Fiesta: 0-1

BCS Championship Game: 2-0

Florida Atlantic

Bowl Record: 2-0 in 10 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Motor City and New Orleans Bowl, 1 apiece (won both)

Last Bowl Game: 2008

Bowling In 2013? No

Florida International

Bowl Record: 1-1 in 8 seasons

Only Bowl Appearance: 2010 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

Florida State

Bowl Record: 24-14-2 in 59 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 9

2nd Most Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 7

3rd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 6

Most Bowl Wins In: Gator, 6

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 4-5

Sugar: 4-2

Cotton: 1-0

Fiesta: 2-1 (FSU also played in one Fiesta Bowl when the event had not yet attained its January-based prestige)

Fresno State

Bowl Record: 10-11 in 44 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: California Bowl, 5

2nd Most Appearances In: Silicon Valley Bowl, 4

3rd Most Appearances In: Mercy Bowl, New Mexico Bowl, and Humanitarian (now Potato) Bowl, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: California, 4

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Georgia

Bowl Record: 27-18-3 in 109 seasons (didn’t play in 1917-’18)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 9

2nd Most Appearances In: Capital One (formerly Citrus) Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Chick-Fil-A Bowl, 5

Most Bowl Wins In: Sugar, 4

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2008 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 4-5

Rose: 1-0

Orange: 2-1

Cotton: 2-1

Georgia State

First FBS season - will not go bowling this year.

Georgia Tech

Bowl Record: 23-18 in 111 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 7

2nd Most Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl and Peach Bowl, 4 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Sugar, 4

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2010 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 4-0

Orange: 3-3

Rose: 1-0

Cotton: 1-1

Hawaii

Bowl Record: 11-13 in 40 seasons (didn’t play in 1972-’73)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Pineapple Bowl, 8

2nd Most Appearances In: Hawaii Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Poi Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Pineapple and Hawaii, 3 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2008 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 0-1

Houston

Bowl Record: 9-11-1 in 65 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl and Bluebonnet Bowl, 4 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Liberty Bowl and Armed Forces Bowl, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Nine separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Bluebonnet, 3

Last Bowl Game: January 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1985 Cotton Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 2-2

Idaho

Bowl Record: 2-0 in 71 seasons

Both Bowl Appearances In: Humanitarian Bowl, 2 (won both times)

Last Bowl Game: 2009

Bowling In 2013? No

Illinois

Bowl Record: 8-9 in 123 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 5

2nd Most Appearances In: Liberty Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: 10 separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2008 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 3-2

Sugar: 0-1

Indiana

Bowl Record: 3-6 in 115 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Peach Bowl, 2

2nd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Three separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2007

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1968 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 0-1

Iowa

Bowl Record: 14-11-1 in 114 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 5

2nd Most Appearances In: Alamo Bowl, 4

3rd Most Appearances In: Holiday and Outback, 3 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Four separate bowls, 2 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2010 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 2-3

Orange: 1-1

Iowa State

Bowl Record: 3-9 in 116 seasons (didn’t play from 1896-’98)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Insight, Liberty and Independence Bowls, 2 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Six separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Insight, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? No

Kansas

Bowl Record: 6-6 in 113 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Aloha Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Aloha, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2008

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2008 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 1-2

Kansas State

Bowl Record: 6-10 in 101 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Holiday, Fiesta and Cotton Bowls, 3 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Holiday, 3

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Fiesta: 1-2

(KSU has played multiple times in the Cotton Bowl, but not when the game was prestigious)

Kent State

Bowl Record: 0-3 in 52 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: GoDaddy.com, Tangerine, and (in 1954) Refrigerator Bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Bowling In 2013? No

Kentucky

Bowl Record: 8-7 in 98 seasons (didn’t play in 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Music City Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Outback Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Peach, 2

Most Bowl Wins In: Music City, 2

Last Bowl Game: January 2011 (BBVA Compass Bowl played in January)

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1952 Cotton Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 1-0

Cotton: 1-0

Orange: 0-1

Louisiana Tech

Bowl Record: 2-3-1 in 33 seasons (didn’t play from 1982-’87)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Independence Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Humanitarian Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Independence, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Bowling In 2013? No

Louisiana-Lafayette

Bowl Record: 2-0 in 41 seasons.

Most Bowl Appearances In: New Orleans Bowl, 2.

Bowling in 2013? Yes.

Louisiana-Monroe

Bowl Record: 0-1 in 27 seasons.

Only Bowl Appearance: 2012 Independence Bowl.

Bowling in 2013? No

Louisville

Bowl Record: 8-8-1 in 51 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Liberty Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: GoDaddy.com (formerly GMAC) Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: 11 separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Liberty, 3

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 1-0

Fiesta: 1-0

Sugar: 1-0

LSU

Bowl Record: 22-20-1 in 108 seasons (didn’t play in 1903, 1905 and 1918)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 13

2nd Most Appearances In: Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach), 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Orange and Cotton Bowls, 5 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Sugar, 6

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2012 BCS National Championship Game

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 6-7

Orange: 2-3

Cotton: 2-0-1 when the game was prestigious, 1-1 when not

BCS Championship Game: 1-1

Massachusetts

Second FBS season - will not go bowling this year and did not make a bowl in 2012, either.

Marshall

Bowl Record: 7-3 in 36 seasons (didn’t play from 1982-’96)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Motor City Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: GoDaddy.com (formerly GMAC) Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Motor City, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Maryland

Bowl Record: 11-11-2 in 96 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Gator, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2002 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 0-3

Sugar: 0-1

Cotton: 0-1

Memphis

Bowl Record: 4-3 in 54 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: New Orleans Bowl, 2

2nd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2008

Bowling In 2013? No

Miami (Florida)

Bowl Record: 18-16 in 76 seasons (didn’t play in 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 9

2nd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, 4 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach) Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Orange, 6

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2004 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 6-3

Sugar: 2-2

Fiesta: 0-4

Rose: 1-0

Cotton: 1-0

Miami University

Bowl Record: 7-3 in 52 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Tangerine Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: GMAC/GoDaddy.com Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances in: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Tangerine, 3

Last Bowl Game: January 2011 (GoDaddy.com Bowl played in January of 2011)

Bowling In 2013? No

Michigan

Bowl Record: 20-22 in 123 seasons (didn’t play in 1882, 1884-1891)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 20

2nd Most Appearances In: Outback Bowl, 5

3rd Most Appearances In: Capital One (formerly Citrus) Bowl, 4

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 8

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2012 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 8-12

Orange: 1-1

Fiesta: 1-0

Sugar: 1-1

Michigan State

Bowl Record: 9-14 in 88 seasons (didn’t play from 1919-1924 and in 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Citrus/Capital One, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 3

Last Bowl Game: January 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1988 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 3-1

Orange: 0-1

Middle Tennessee

Bowl Record: 2-3 in various seasons since 1911

Most Bowl Appearances In: Tangerine Bowl, 2

2nd Most Appearances In: Motor City Bowl, GoDaddy.com Bowl, and New Orleans Bowl, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Tangerine and New Orleans, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: January 2011 (GoDaddy.com Bowl played in January)

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Minnesota

Bowl Record: 5-10 in 121 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Music City and Insight Bowls, 3 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Rose and Sun Bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Insight, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1962 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 1-1

Mississippi

Bowl Record: 22-12 in 107 seasons (didn’t play in 1903, 1905, 1920, and 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 8

2nd Most Appearances In: Cotton Bowl and Independence Bowl, 5 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Gator Bowl and Liberty Bowl, 3 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Sugar, 5

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1970 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 5-3

Cotton: 1-1 when the game was prestigious, 3-0 when not

Orange: 0-1

Mississippi State

Bowl Record: 10-7 in 108 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Liberty Bowl and Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach) Bowls, 3 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Orange, Gator and Sun Bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Liberty, 2

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1941 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 1-1

Cotton: 0-1, but only when the Cotton was not regarded as a prestigious bowl

Missouri

Bowl Record: 13-16 in 111 seasons (didn’t play in 1918)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Gator Bowl and Independence Bowl, 3 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Six separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Independence Bowl, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1970 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 1-3

Cotton: 0-1 in the non-prestigious period of the Cotton Bowl

Sugar: 1-1

(Missouri played in the Fiesta Bowl, but before it was prestigious)

Navy

Bowl Record: 7-10-1 in 119 seasons (didn’t play from 1893-1895)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Poinsettia Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Cotton and Fight Hunger (formerly Emerald), 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: 11 separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1964 Cotton Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 1-0

Cotton: 1-1

Orange: 0-1

Rose: 0-0-1

Nebraska

Bowl Record: 24-25 in 112 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 17

2nd Most Appearances In: Fiesta Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl, 4 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Orange, 8

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2002 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 8-9

Fiesta: 2-3 when the Fiesta was prestigious, 0-1 when not

Sugar: 3-1

Rose: 0-2

Cotton: 1-2 when the Cotton was prestigious, 0-1 when not

Nevada

Bowl Record: 4-9 in 27 seasons (didn’t play from 1951-’91)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Las Vegas Bowl and Hawaii Bowl, 3 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: New Mexico Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? No

Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)

Bowl Record: 3-0 in 35 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Las Vegas Bowl, 2

2nd Most Appearances In: California Bowl, 1

Last Bowl Game: 2000

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Mexico

Bowl Record: 3-7-1 in 32 seasons (didn’t play in 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Las Vegas Bowl and New Mexico Bowl, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Three separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2007

Bowling In 2013? No

New Mexico State

Bowl Record: 2-0-1 in 80 seasons (didn’t play from 1943-’45)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 3

Last (Sun) Bowl Game: 1960

Bowling In 2013? No

North Carolina

Bowl Record: 13-16 in 109 seasons (didn’t play in 1917 and 1918)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 7

2nd Most Appearances In: Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach) Bowl, 5

3rd Most Appearances In: Sun, 4

Most Bowl Wins In: Gator, 5

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1950 Cotton Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 0-2

Cotton: 0-1

North Carolina State

Bowl Record: 14-12-1 in 108 seasons (didn’t play in 1903 and from 1905-’07)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach) Bowl, 7

2nd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 3 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: MicronPC Bowl and Belk (formerly Meineke Car Care) Bowl, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Chick-Fil-A (Peach), 4

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Bowling In 2013? No

North Texas

Bowl Record: 2-5 in 48 seasons (didn’t play from 1983-’94)

Most Bowl Appearances In: New Orleans Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: New Orleans Bowl and the (1946) Optimist Bowl, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2004

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Northern Illinois

Bowl Record: 4-4 in 45 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Eight separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: California Bowl, Silicon Valley Bowl, and GoDaddy.com Bowl, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 0-1

Northwestern

Bowl Record: 2-9 in 120 seasons (didn’t play in 1906 and 1907)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose and Alamo Bowls, 2 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins in: Rose, 1

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1996 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 1-1

Notre Dame

Bowl Record: 15-17 in 106 seasons (didn’t play in 1903, 1906-’12)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 7

2nd Most Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 5

3rd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, 4 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Cotton, 5

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 BCS National Championship Game

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 5-2

Orange: 2-3

Rose: 1-0

Sugar: 2-2

Fiesta: 1-3

BCS National Championship Game: 0-1

Ohio

Bowl Record: 2-5 in 50 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Potato and Independence Bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Ohio State

Bowl Record: 20-23 in 101 seasons (didn’t play from 1905-’12)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 14

2nd Most Appearances In: Fiesta Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Capital One (formerly Citrus) Bowl, 4

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 7

Last Bowl Game: January 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2011 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 7-7

Fiesta: 4-1 when the Fiesta was a prestigious bowl, 0-1 when not

Orange: 1-0

Sugar: 2-2

Cotton: 1-0

BCS Championship Game: 0-2

Oklahoma

Bowl Record: 27-18-1 in 104 seasons (didn’t play in 1904, 1906-’08, 1910-’11)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 18

2nd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Fiesta Bowl, 5

Most Bowl Wins In: Orange, 12

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2011 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 12-6

Sugar: 4-2

Fiesta: 1-3 when the bowl was prestigious; OU played one other time in the game before it was moved from December to January

Rose: 1-0

BCS Championship Game: 0-1

(Oklahoma played in the Cotton Bowl, but not when the game was considered prestigious)

Oklahoma State

Bowl Record: 15-8 in 99 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Six separate bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Eight separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Fiesta Bowl, 2

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2012 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 1-0

Cotton: 1-0 when prestigious; OSU made two more Cotton Bowl appearances when the Cotton Bowl was not prestigious

Fiesta Bowl: 1-0 when the Fiesta Bowl was prestigious; 1-0 when not.

Oregon

Bowl Record: 11-15 in 95 seasons (didn’t play in 1943 and 1944)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 6

2nd Most Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 4

3rd Most Appearances In: Holiday Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Sun, 3

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 2-4

Cotton: 0-1 (in the last Cotton Bowl considered prestigious, 1996; one could say the 1995 Cotton was the last truly meaningful one, but it’s set at 1996 for this overview)

Fiesta: 2-0

BCS National Championship Game: 0-1

Oregon State

Bowl Record: 10-6 in 95 seasons (didn’t play in 1943 and 1944)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Pineapple Bowl and Sun Bowl, 2 each

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2001 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 1-2

Fiesta: 1-0

Penn State

Bowl Record: 27-15-2 in 120 seasons (didn’t play in 1890 or from 1892-’95)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Fiesta Bowl, 6

2nd Most Appearances In: Orange Bowl and Capital One (formerly Citrus) Bowl, 5 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl and Gator Bowl, 4 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Fiesta, 6

Last Bowl Game: January 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2009 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Fiesta: 4-0 when the Fiesta Bowl was prestigious, 2-0 when not

Cotton: 2-0-1

Orange: 4-1

Rose: 1-2

Sugar: 1-3

Pittsburgh

Bowl Record: 12-17 in 108 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, 4 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 3 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2005 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 1-3

Sugar 2-1

Fiesta: 0-2 when the Fiesta Bowl was prestigious, 1-1 when not

Cotton: 0-1

Purdue

Bowl Record: 9-8 in 122 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Eight separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Alamo Bowl, 2

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2001 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 2-0

Rice

Bowl Record: 6-4 in 99 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Six separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Cotton, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1961 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 3-1

Orange: 1-0

Sugar: 0-1

Rutgers

Bowl Record: 5-3 in 98 seasons (didn’t play in 1871, 1885, from 1893-1913, and from 1924-1945)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Eight separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

San Diego State

Bowl Record: 2-6 in 44 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Poinsettia Bowl, 2

2nd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Pasadena Bowl, 1

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

San Jose State

Bowl Record: 6-3 in 64 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: California Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Raisin Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: California and Raisin, 2 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? No

South Alabama

Second FBS season - will not go bowling this year, and did not make a bowl in 2012, either.

South Carolina

Bowl Record: 6-12 in 105 seasons (didn’t play from 1904-’08)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Outback Bowl, 5

2nd Most Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 4

3rd Most Appearances In: Liberty and Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach) Bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Outback, 3

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Bowling In 2013? Yes

South Florida

Bowl Record: 4-2 in 15 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Meineke Car Care, 2

2nd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Three separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Bowling In 2013? No

Southern California (USC)

Bowl Record: 32-17 in 91 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 33

2nd Most Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Orange and Freedom Bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 24

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2009 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 24-9

Orange: 2-0

Cotton: 1-0

Fiesta: 0-1

Southern Methodist

Bowl Record: 7-7-1 in 96 seasons (didn’t play in 1987 and 1988)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Sun and Hawaii Bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Cotton and Hawaii, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1983 Cotton Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 2-1-1

Rose: 1-0

Southern Mississippi

Bowl Record: 11-12 in 51 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: New Orleans Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Liberty Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: New Orleans, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Bowling In 2013? No

Stanford

Bowl Record: 11-12-1 in 92 seasons (didn’t play from 1943-’45)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 13

2nd Most Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Eight separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 6

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 6-6-1

Orange: 1-0

Fiesta: 0-1

Syracuse

Bowl Record: 13-9-1 in 111 seasons (didn’t play in 1903, 1904 and 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Orange Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Hall of Fame and Pinstripe Bowls, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1999 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 0-3

Sugar: 0-1-1

Cotton: 1-1

Fiesta: 1-1

Temple

Bowl Record: 2-2 in 67 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Garden State Bowl and New Mexico Bowl, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1935 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 0-1

Tennessee

Bowl Record: 25-24 in 109 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 7

2nd Most Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 5 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Sugar, 4

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2000 Fiesta Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 4-3

Orange: 1-3

Cotton: 2-2 when the bowl was prestigious; 1-1 when it was not

Rose: 0-2

Fiesta: 1-2

Texas

Bowl Record: 27-22-2 in 111 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 22

2nd Most Appearances In: Bluebonnet Bowl, 6

3rd Most Appearances In: Holiday Bowl, 5

Most Bowl Wins In: Cotton, 12

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2010 BCS National Championship Game

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 10-9 when the Cotton Bowl was prestigious, 2-1 when not

Orange: 2-0

Rose: 2-0

Sugar: 1-2

Fiesta: 1-1

BCS Championship Game: 0-1

Texas A&M

Bowl Record: 15-19 in 110 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 13

2nd Most Appearances In: Alamo Bowl and Independence Bowl, 3 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Cotton, 5

Last Bowl Game: January 2013

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1999 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 4-5 when the Cotton Bowl was prestigious, 1-3 when not

Orange: 0-1

Sugar: 1-1

Texas Christian (TCU)

Bowl Record: 13-15-1 in 108 seasons (didn’t play from 1911-’13)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Cotton Bowl, 6

2nd Most Appearances In: Poinsettia Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Poinsettia, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2011 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 2-3-1

Sugar: 2-0

Orange: 0-1

Fiesta: 0-1

Rose: 1-0

Texas State

Second FBS season - will not go bowling this year, and did not make a bowl in 2012, either.

Texas Tech

Bowl Record: 13-21-1 in 81 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 8

2nd Most Appearances In: Cotton Bowl and Gator Bowl, 4 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Alamo Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Gator, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1995 Cotton Bowl (definitely the last meaningful Cotton Bowl if you think the 1996 game between Oregon and Colorado wasn’t)

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Cotton: 0-2 when the Cotton Bowl was prestigious, 0-2 when not

Texas-El Paso (UTEP)

Bowl Record: 5-8 in 76 seasons (didn’t play from 1943-’45)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 8

2nd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Sun, 5

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Bowling In 2013? No

Texas-San Antonio

Second FBS season - will not go bowling this year, and did not make a bowl in 2012, either.

Toledo

Bowl Record: 8-5 in 52 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Tangerine Bowl and Motor City Bowl, 3 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: California Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Tangerine, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? No

Troy

Bowl Record: 2-3 in 13 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: New Orleans Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Silicon Valley Bowl and GMAC Bowl, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: New Orleans Bowl, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2010

Bowling In 2013? No

Tulane

Bowl Record: 4-7 in 108 seasons (didn’t play in 1903, 1905 or 1918)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Liberty Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Sugar Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Six separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Liberty, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2002

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1940 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 0-1

Sugar: 1-1

Tulsa

Bowl Record: 9-10 in 82 seasons (didn’t play from 1918-’32)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Six separate bowls, 2 apiece

2nd Most Appearances In: Seven separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Liberty and GoDaddy.Com (formerly GMAC) Bowls, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1945 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 0-2

Orange: 1-0

UCLA

Bowl Record: 14-17-1 in 85 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 12

2nd Most Appearances In: Las Vegas Bowl, 3

3rd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 5

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1999 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 5-7

Fiesta: 1-0 when the game was prestigious, 0-0-1 when the Fiesta Bowl wasn’t

Cotton: 1-0 when the game was prestigious, 1-0 when the Cotton Bowl wasn’t

Utah

Bowl Record: 14-4 in 107 seasons (didn’t play in 1909 or 1918)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Las Vegas (now MAACO) Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Six separate bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Four separate bowls, 2 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2009 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 1-0

Fiesta: 1-0

Utah State

Bowl Record: 2-5 in 99 seasons (didn’t play in 1913, 1918 or 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Potato (formerly Humanitarian) Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Las Vegas and Potato Bowls, 1

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Vanderbilt

Bowl Record: 3-2-1 in 109 seasons (didn’t play in 1943 and 1944)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Music City Bowl, 2


2nd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece
Most Bowl Wins In: Music City, 2

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Bowling In 2013? Yes

Virginia

Bowl Record: 7-11 in 110 seasons (didn’t play from 1891-1901, in 1906, and from 1917-’18)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach) Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Three separate bowls, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Eight separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Chick-Fil-A (Peach) Bowl and Meineke Car Care (formerly Continental Tire) Bowl, 2 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1991 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 0-1

Virginia Tech

Bowl Record: 10-16 in 109 seasons (didn’t play in 1943 and 1944)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 5

2nd Most Appearances In: Chick-Fil-A (formerly Peach), Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl, 4 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Independence Bowl and Liberty Bowl, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Chick-Fil-A (Peach) and Gator, 2 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2012 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 1-3

Sugar: 1-3

Wake Forest

Bowl Record: 6-4 in 107 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: 10 separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Six separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2007 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Orange: 0-1

Washington

Bowl Record: 15-16-1 in 96 seasons (didn’t play in 1943)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 14

2nd Most Appearances In: Sun and Holiday Bowls, 4

3rd Most Appearances In: Aloha (now Hawaii) Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 7

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2001 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 7-6-1

Orange: 1-0

Washington State

Bowl Record: 6-4 in 93 seasons (didn’t play in 1918 and in 1943-’44)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 4

2nd Most Appearances In: Holiday Bowl, 2

3rd Most Appearances In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Four separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2003 (Holiday Bowl in December of that year)

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2003 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 1-3

West Virginia

Bowl Record: 14-18 in 101 seasons (didn’t play from 1910-’12 and in 1918)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Gator Bowl, 7

2nd Most Appearances In: Peach (now Chick-Fil-A) Bowl, 4

3rd Most Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 3

Most Bowl Wins In: Peach (now Chick-Fil-A), 3

Last Bowl Game: 2012

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2012 Orange Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 1-2

Fiesta: 1-1

Orange: 1-0

Western Kentucky

0-1 in 7 seasons

Only Bowl Appearance: 2012 Little Caesars Bowl

Bowling in 2013? No

Western Michigan

Bowl Record: 0-5 in 53 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Five separate bowls, 1 apiece

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Bowling In 2013? No

Wisconsin

Bowl Record: 11-13 in 121 seasons

Most Bowl Appearances In: Rose Bowl, 9

2nd Most Appearances In: Outback Bowl, 5

3rd Most Appearances In: Capital One Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl, 2 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Rose, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2013 Rose Bowl

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 2013 Rose Bowl

Bowling In 2013? Yes

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Rose: 3-6

Wyoming

Bowl Record: 6-7 in 102 seasons (didn’t play from 1906-’08, in 1918, and from 1943-’45)

Most Bowl Appearances In: Sun Bowl, 3

2nd Most Appearances In: Holiday Bowl and Copper Bowl, 2 apiece

3rd Most Appearances In: Six separate bowls, 1 apiece

Most Bowl Wins In: Sun, 3

Last Bowl Game: 2011

Last BCS/Bowl Alliance/New Year’s Day Bowl Game: 1968 Sugar Bowl

Bowling In 2013? No

New Year’s Day / BCS Bowl Records (including pre-BCS era):

Sugar: 0-1