List of Oklahoma Sooners bowl games

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Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma logo
First season 1895
Bowl record 29–21–1 (.578)
NY6 bowl[1] appearances 12
NY6 bowl record 5–7
CFP appearances 2 (2015, 2018)
CFP record 0–2
First bowl appearance 1939 Orange Bowl
Last bowl appearance 2018 Rose Bowl
Longest win streak 4 (1954-1959, 1972-1976, 1979-1981)
Longest losing streak 3 (2007-2009)
Most bowl appearances 19 (Orange Bowl)

The Oklahoma Sooners college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the University of Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference. Since the establishment of the team in 1895, OU has appeared in 50 bowl games and has a record of 29 victories, 21 losses, and one tie.[2] Oklahoma is one of only two schools to have appeared in all five of the BCS era bowl games (2001 Orange, 2003 Rose, 2004 Sugar, 2007 Fiesta, 2009 BCS NCG), with the other being Ohio State.[3] Oklahoma's 29 bowl victories currently ranks as 4th all time among college football programs for most bowl wins. Oklahoma also ranks 7th in most bowl appearances.

List of bowl games[edit]

Key[edit]

Bowl games[edit]

# Bowl[2] Score Date Season Opponent Stadium Location Attendance[2] Head coach
1 Orange Bowl L 0–17 January 2, 1939 1938 Tennessee Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 32,191 Tom Stidham
2 Gator Bowl W 34–12 January 1, 1947 1946 NC State Fairfield Stadium Jacksonville, Florida 10,034 Jim Tatum
3 Sugar Bowl W 14–6 January 1, 1949 1948 North Carolina Tulane Stadium New Orleans, Louisiana 80,383 Bud Wilkinson
4 Sugar Bowl W 35–0 January 2, 1950 1949 LSU Tulane Stadium New Orleans, Louisiana 82,000 Bud Wilkinson
5 Sugar Bowl L 7–13 January 1, 1951 1950 Kentucky Tulane Stadium New Orleans, Louisiana 80,206 Bud Wilkinson
6 Orange Bowl W 7–0 January 1, 1954 1953 Maryland Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 68,640 Bud Wilkinson
7 Orange Bowl W 20–6 January 2, 1956 1955 Maryland Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 75,561 Bud Wilkinson
8 Orange Bowl W 48–21 January 1, 1958 1957 Duke Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 76,561 Bud Wilkinson
9 Orange Bowl W 21–6 January 1, 1959 1958 Syracuse Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 75,281 Bud Wilkinson
10 Orange Bowl L 0–17 January 1, 1963 1962 Alabama Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 73,380 Bud Wilkinson
11 Gator Bowl L 19–36 January 2, 1965 1964 Florida State Gator Bowl Stadium Miami, Florida 50,408 Gomer Jones
12 Orange Bowl W 26–24 January 1, 1968 1967 Tennessee Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 77,993 Chuck Fairbanks
13 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl L 27–28 December 31, 1968 1968 SMU Rice Stadium Houston, Texas 53,453 Chuck Fairbanks
14 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl T 24–24 December 31, 1970 1970 Alabama Houston Astrodome Houston, Texas 53,822 Chuck Fairbanks
15 Sugar Bowl W 40–22 January 1, 1972 1971 Auburn Tulane Stadium New Orleans, Louisiana 84,031 Chuck Fairbanks
16 Sugar Bowl W 14–0 December 31, 1972 1972 Penn State Tulane Stadium New Orleans, Louisiana 72,316 Chuck Fairbanks
17 Orange Bowl W 14–6 January 1, 1976 1975 Michigan Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 80,307 Barry Switzer
18 Fiesta Bowl W 41–7 December 25, 1976 1976 Wyoming Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Arizona 46,315 Barry Switzer
19 Orange Bowl L 6–31 January 1, 1978 1977 Arkansas Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 69,500 Barry Switzer
20 Orange Bowl W 31–24 January 1, 1979 1978 Nebraska Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 66,635 Barry Switzer
21 Orange Bowl W 24–7 January 1, 1980 1979 Florida State Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 66,714 Barry Switzer
22 Orange Bowl W 18–17 January 1, 1981 1980 Florida State Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 71,043 Barry Switzer
23 Sun Bowl W 40–14 December 26, 1981 1981 Houston Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas 33,816 Barry Switzer
24 Fiesta Bowl L 21–32 January 1, 1983 1982 Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Arizona 70,553 Barry Switzer
25 Orange Bowl L 17–28 January 1, 1985 1984 Washington Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 56,294 Barry Switzer
26 Orange Bowl W 25–10 January 1, 1986 1985 Penn State Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 74,178 Barry Switzer
27 Orange Bowl W 42–8 January 1, 1987 1986 Arkansas Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 57,291 Barry Switzer
28 Orange Bowl L 14–20 January 1, 1988 1987 Miami Miami Orange Bowl Miami, Florida 74,760 Barry Switzer
29 Citrus Bowl L 6–13 January 2, 1989 1988 Clemson Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida 53,571 Barry Switzer
30 Gator Bowl W 48–14 December 29, 1991 1991 Virginia Gator Bowl Stadium Jacksonville, Florida 62,003 Gary Gibbs
31 John Hancock Bowl W 41–10 December 24, 1993 1993 Texas Tech Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas 43,848 Gary Gibbs
32 Copper Bowl L 6–31 December 29, 1994 1994 BYU Arizona Stadium Tucson, Arizona 45,122 Gary Gibbs
33 Independence Bowl L 25–27 December 31, 1999 1999 Ole Miss Independence Stadium Shreveport, Louisiana 49,843 Bob Stoops
34 Orange Bowl* W 13–2 January 1, 2001 2000 Florida State Pro Player Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida 76,835 Bob Stoops
35 Cotton Bowl W 10–3 January 1, 2002 2001 Arkansas Cotton Bowl Dallas, Texas 72,955 Bob Stoops
36 Rose Bowl W 34–14 January 1, 2003 2002 Washington State Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 86,848 Bob Stoops
37 Sugar Bowl* L 14–21 January 4, 2004 2003 LSU Louisiana Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana 79,342 Bob Stoops
38 Orange Bowl* L 19–55 January 4, 2005 2004 USC Pro Player Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida 77,912 Bob Stoops
39 Holiday Bowl W 17–14 December 29, 2005 2005 Oregon Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California 65,416 Bob Stoops
40 Fiesta Bowl L 42–43 January 1, 2007 2006 Boise State University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona 73,719 Bob Stoops
41 Fiesta Bowl L 28–48 January 2, 2008 2007 West Virginia University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona 70,016 Bob Stoops
42 BCS National Championship* L 14–24 January 8, 2009 2008 Florida Dolphin Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida 70,016 Bob Stoops
43 Sun Bowl W 31–27 December 31, 2009 2009 Stanford Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas 53,713 Bob Stoops
44 Fiesta Bowl W 48–20 January 1, 2011 2010 Connecticut University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona 67,232 Bob Stoops
45 Insight Bowl W 31–14 December 30, 2011 2011 Iowa Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Arizona 54,247 Bob Stoops
46 Cotton Bowl L 13–41 January 4, 2013 2012 Texas A&M Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas 87,025 Bob Stoops
47 Sugar Bowl W 45–31 January 2, 2014 2013 Alabama Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana 70,473 Bob Stoops
48 Russell Athletic Bowl L 6–40 December 29, 2014 2014 Clemson Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium Orlando, Florida 42,702 Bob Stoops
49 Orange Bowl1 L 17–37 December 31, 2015 2015 Clemson Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida 67,615 Bob Stoops
50 Sugar Bowl W 35–19 January 2, 2017 2016 Auburn Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana 54,077 Bob Stoops
51 Rose Bowl1 L 48–54 (2OT) January 1, 2018 2017 Georgia Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 92,844 Lincoln Riley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Includes the five BCS bowls (Rose, Fiesta, Orange, Sugar, BCS NCG), the Peach, the Cotton and the CFP National Championship.
  2. ^ a b c "Bowl History". www.soonersports.com. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Quick Facts". www.soonersports.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2013.