Ohio State Bowl History

Ohio State Bowl History

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Ohio State Bowl History

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By Trey McCurry.

By Trey McCurry

The Buckeyes are 19-23 all-time in bowl games. Ohio State’s 43 appearances are tied with Michigan for the ninth most in the NCAA and the 19 wins are the 16th most bowl wins in NCAA history. Dating back to the 1921 Tournament of Roses Game against California, the Buckeyes have played bowls in six separate states against 29 different teams. 

This year’s Orange Bowl will mark Ohio State’s first trip to the Orange Bowl since their only other appearance in the game (a 27-10 win over Colorado). The Buckeyes have faced an ACC team in a bowl twice and are 0-2 in those games (a 17-15 loss to Clemson in the 1978 Gator Bowl and a 31-14 loss to Florida State in the 1998 Sugar Bowl). The 1978 Gator Bowl is the only meeting between Clemson and Ohio State in their history. 

Today, TheClemsonInsider.com takes a look back at Ohio State’s great bowl tradition.

 

1921 Tournament of Roses (Pasadena, CA)     California 28, Ohio State 0

1950 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Ohio State 17, California 14

1955 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Ohio State 20, Southern Cal 7

1958 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Ohio State 10, Oregon 7

1969 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Ohio State 27, Southern Cal 16

1971 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Stanford 27, Ohio State 17

1973 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Southern Cal 42, Ohio State 17

1974 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Ohio State 42, Southern Cal 21

1975 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Southern Cal 18, Ohio State 17

1976 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     UCLA 23, Ohio State 10

1977 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)                        Ohio State 27, Colorado 10

1978 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)                Alabama 35, Ohio State 6

1978 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)                 Clemson 17, Ohio State 15

1980 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Southern Cal 17, Ohio State 16

1980 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)                        Penn State 31, Ohio State 19

1981 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)                             Ohio State 31, Navy 28

1982 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)                Ohio State 47, BYU 17

1984 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)                        Ohio State 28, Pittsburgh 23

1985 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Southern Cal 20, Ohio State 17

1985 Florida Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)            Ohio State 10, BYU 7

1987 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)                        Ohio State 28, Texas A&M 12

1990 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)              Auburn 31, Ohio State 14

1990 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)                             Air Force 23, Ohio State 11

1992 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)              Syracuse 24, Ohio State 17

1993 Florida Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)            Georgia 21, Ohio State 14

1993 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)                Ohio State 28, BYU 21

1995 Florida Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)            Alabama 24, Ohio State 17

1996 Florida Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)            Tennessee 20, Ohio State 14

1997 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Ohio State 20, Arizona State 17

1998 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)                Florida State 31, Ohio State 14

1999 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)                Ohio State 24, Texas A&M 14

2001 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)                     South Carolina 24, Ohio State 7

2002 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)                     South Carolina 31, Ohio State 28

2003 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)                        Ohio State 31, Miami (FL) 24 (2OT)

2004 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)                        Ohio State 35, Kansas State 28

2004 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)               Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7

2006 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)                        Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20

2007 BCS Championship (Glendale, AZ)          Florida 41, Ohio State 14

2008 BCS Championship (New Orleans, LA)     LSU 38, Ohio State 24

2009 Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ)                     Texas 24, Ohio State 21

2010 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)                     Ohio State 26, Oregon 17

2011 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)                Ohio State 31, Arkansas 26 (vacated)

2012 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)                 Florida 24, Ohio State 17

 

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