List of Wisconsin Badgers bowl games

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Several American football players in red and white uniforms in action at the mid-field area of the stadium with a large logo visible on the field.
50-yard line action during the 2013 Rose Bowl against Stanford.

The Wisconsin Badgers college football team competes as part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.

Since the establishment of the team in 1889, Wisconsin has appeared in 29 bowl games.[1] Included in these games are nine appearances in the Rose Bowl Game and five Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game appearances.[1][2] They have appeared in bowl games 23 of the last 25 seasons, including a current streak of 16 consecutive bowl appearances. Through the history of the program, seven separate coaches have led the Badgers to bowl games, with Barry Alvarez having the most appearances at thirteen.

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Bowl games[edit]

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, score, date, season, opponent, stadium, location, attendance and head coach
# Bowl Score[A 1] Date Season[A 2] Opponent[A 3] Stadium Location Attendance[3] Head coach
1 Rose Bowl L 7–0 January 1, 1953 1952 USC Trojans Rose Bowl Pasadena 101,500double-dagger Ivy Williamson
2 Rose Bowl L 44–8 January 1, 1960 1959 Washington Huskies Rose Bowl Pasadena 100,809 Milt Bruhn
3 Rose Bowl L 42–37 January 1, 1963 1962 USC Trojans Rose Bowl Pasadena 98,698 Milt Bruhn
4 Garden State Bowl L 28–21 December 13, 1981 1981 Tennessee Volunteers Giants Stadium East Rutherford 38,782 Dave McClain
5 Independence Bowl W 14–3 December 11, 1982 1982 Kansas State Wildcats Independence Stadium Shreveport 49,503double-dagger Dave McClain
6 Hall of Fame Classic Bowl L 20–19 December 29, 1984 1984 Kentucky Wildcats Legion Field Birmingham 47,300 Dave McClain
7 Rose Bowl W 21–16 January 1, 1994 1993 UCLA Bruins Rose Bowl Pasadena 101,237 Barry Alvarez
8 Hall of Fame Bowl W 34–20 January 2, 1995 1994 Duke Blue Devils Tampa Stadium Tampa 61,384 Barry Alvarez
9 Copper Bowl W 38–10 December 27, 1996 1996 Utah Utes Arizona Stadium Tucson 42,122 Barry Alvarez
10 Outback Bowl L 33–6 January 1, 1998 1997 Georgia Bulldogs Houlihan's Stadium[A 4] Tampa 53,161 Barry Alvarez
11 Rose Bowl W 38–31 January 1, 1999 1998 UCLA Bruins Rose Bowl Pasadena 93,872 Barry Alvarez
12 Rose Bowl W 17–9 January 1, 2000 1999 Stanford Cardinal Rose Bowl Pasadena 93,731 Barry Alvarez
13 Sun Bowl W 21–20 December 29, 2000 2000 UCLA Bruins Sun Bowl El Paso 49,093 Barry Alvarez
14 Alamo Bowl W 31–28 (OT) December 28, 2002 2002 Colorado Buffaloes Alamodome San Antonio 50,690 Barry Alvarez
15 Music City Bowl L 28–14 December 31, 2003 2003 Auburn Tigers The Coliseum[A 5] Nashville 55,109double-dagger Barry Alvarez
16 Outback Bowl L 24–21 January 1, 2005 2004 Georgia Bulldogs Raymond James Stadium Tampa 62,414 Barry Alvarez
17 Capital One Bowl W 24–10 January 2, 2006 2005 Auburn Tigers Florida Citrus Bowl[A 6] Orlando 57,221 Barry Alvarez
18 Capital One Bowl W 17–14 January 1, 2007 2006 Arkansas Razorbacks Florida Citrus Bowl[A 6] Orlando 60,774 Bret Bielema
19 Outback Bowl L 21–17 January 1, 2008 2007 Tennessee Volunteers Raymond James Stadium Tampa 60,121 Bret Bielema
20 Champs Sports Bowl L 42–13 December 27, 2008 2008 Florida State Seminoles Florida Citrus Bowl[A 6] Orlando 52,692 Bret Bielema
21 Champs Sports Bowl W 20–14 December 29, 2009 2009 Miami Hurricanes Florida Citrus Bowl[A 6] Orlando 56,747 Bret Bielema
22 Rose Bowl L 21–19 January 1, 2011 2010 TCU Horned Frogs Rose Bowl Pasadena 94,118 Bret Bielema
23 Rose Bowl L 45–38 January 2, 2012 2011 Oregon Ducks Rose Bowl Pasadena 91,245 Bret Bielema
24 Rose Bowl L 20–14 January 1, 2013 2012 Stanford Cardinal Rose Bowl Pasadena 93,359 Barry Alvarez
25 Capital One Bowl L 34–24 January 1, 2014 2013 South Carolina Gamecocks Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium[A 6] Orlando 56,629 Gary Andersen
26 Outback Bowl W 34–31 (OT) January 1, 2015 2014 Auburn Tigers Raymond James Stadium Tampa 44,023 Barry Alvarez
27 Holiday Bowl W 23–21 December 30, 2015 2015 USC Trojans Qualcomm Stadium[A 7] San Diego 48,329 Paul Chryst
28 Cotton Bowl W 24–16 January 2, 2017 2016 Western Michigan Broncos AT&T Stadium Arlington 59,615 Paul Chryst
29 Orange Bowl W 34–24 December 30, 2017 2017 Miami Hurricanes Hard Rock Stadium Miami Gardens 65,032 Paul Chryst

Bowl opponent frequency[edit]

Team Times played Record
Auburn 3 2-1
UCLA 3 3-0
USC 3 1-2
Georgia 2 0-2
Miami (FL) 2 2-0
Stanford 2 1-1
Tennessee 2 0-2
Arkansas 1 1-0
Colorado 1 1-0
Duke 1 1-0
Florida State 1 0-1
Kansas State 1 1-0
Kentucky 1 0-1
Oregon 1 0-1
South Carolina 1 0-1
Texas Christian 1 0-1
Utah 1 1-0
Washington 1 0-1
Western Michigan 1 1-0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Results are sortable first by whether the result was an Wisconsin win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
  2. ^ Links to the season article for the Wisconsin team that competed in the bowl for that year.
  3. ^ Links to the season article for the opponent that Wisconsin competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.
  4. ^ Originally called Tampa Stadium, it was renamed Houlihan's Stadium in 1996.[4]
  5. ^ Venue currently known as Nissan Stadium.
  6. ^ a b c d e Venue currently known as Camping World Stadium.
  7. ^ Venue currently known as SDCCU Stadium.

References[edit]

General
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 29
  2. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 31
  3. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, pp. 32–38
  4. ^ "Glazer changes name of stadium". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Sarasota, Florida. Associated Press. June 12, 1996. p. C1. Retrieved December 18, 2011.