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Oklahoma Bowl History

Fourty-three bowl appearances and 25 bowl victories have firmly entrenched Oklahoma among the most tradition-rich schools in America. The Sooners have become synonymous with postseason play.

Oklahoma enjoys favored status among the bowl community, partly for its tradition, but also for its fan following. Regardless of the location, Sooner fans flock to follow a bowl tradition that is as fresh as it is historic.

All of Bob Stoops' Sooner teams have been to bowl games (1999-2008) including six BCS and three national championship games. The Sooners claimed their 7th National Championship under Coach Stoops in the 2001 Orange Bowl against highly rated Florida State. None of Stoops' predecessors took even his first three teams to bowl play.


Oklahoma's Bowl Record: 25-17-1 (.595)

Bold indicates bowls played under Coach Stoops

Bowl Game
W/L
Score
Att.
2009 Sun Bowl
W
OU 31 vs. Stanford 27
53,713
2009 Orange Bowl
L
OU 14 vs. Florida 24
78,468
2008 Fiesta Bowl
L
OU 28 vs. West Virginia 48
70,016
2007 Fiesta Bowl
L
OU 42 vs. Boise St. 43
73,719
2005 Holiday Bowl
W
OU 17 vs. Oregon 14
65,416
2005 Orange Bowl
L
OU 19 vs. USC 55
77,912
2004 Sugar Bowl
L
OU 14 vs. LSU 21
79,342
2003 Rose Bowl
W
OU 34 vs. WSU 14
86,848
2002 Cotton Bowl
W
OU 10 vs. Arkansas 3
72,955
2001 Orange Bowl
W
OU 12 vs. Florida State 2
76,835
1999 Independence Bowl
L
OU 25 vs. Ole Miss 27
49,843
1994 Copper Bowl
L
OU 6 vs. BYU 31
45,122
1993 John Hancock Bowl
W
OU 41 vs. Texas Tech 10
43,848
1991 Gator Bowl
W
OU 48 vs. Virginia 14
62,003
1989 Citrus Bowl
L
OU 6 vs. Clemson 13
53,571
1988 Orange Bowl
L
OU 14 vs. Miami 20
74,760
1987 Orange Bowl
W
OU 42 vs. Arkansas 8
57,291
1986 Orange Bowl
W
OU 25 vs. Penn State 10
74,178
1985 Orange Bowl
L
OU 17 vs. Washington 28
56,284
1983 Fiesta Bowl
L
OU 21 vs. ASU 32
70,553
1981 Sun Bowl
W
OU 40 vs. Houston 14
33,816
1981 Orange Bowl
W
OU 18 vs. Florida State 17
71,043
1980 Orange Bowl
W
OU 24 vs. Florida State 7
66,714
1979 Orange Bowl
W
OU 31 vs. Nebraska 24
66,635
1978 Orange Bowl
L
OU 6 vs. Arkansas 31
69,500
1976 Fiesta Bowl
W
OU 41 vs. Wyoming 7
46,315
1976 Orange Bowl
W
OU 14 vs. Michigan 6
80,307
1973 Sugar Bowl
L
OU 14 vs. Penn State 0
72,316
1972 Sugar Bowl
W
OU 42 vs. Auburn 22
84,031
1970 Bluebonnet Bowl
T
OU 24 vs. Alabama 24
53,832
1968 Orange Bowl
W
OU 26 vs. Tennessee 24
77,993
1965 Gator Bowl
L
OU 19 vs. Florida State 19
50,408
1963 Orange Bowl
L
OU 0 vs. Alabama 17
73,380
1959 Orange Bowl
W
OU 21 vs. Syracuse 6
75,281
1958 Orange Bowl
W
OU 48 vs. Duke 21
76,561
1956 Orange Bowl
W
OU 20 vs. Maryland 6
75,561
1954 Orange Bowl
W
OU 7 vs. Maryland 0
68,640
1951 Sugar Bowl
L
OU 7 vs. Kentucky 13
80,206
1950 Sugar Bowl
W
OU 35 vs. LSU 0
82,000
1949 Sugar Bowl
L
OU 14 vs. North Carolina 6
80,383
1947 Gator Bowl
W
OU 34 vs. N.C. State 13
10,034
1939 Orange Bowl
L
OU 0 vs. Tennessee 17
32,191
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