Defunct Bowl Games

 

In recent years, bowls such as the Humanitarian, Music City, Motor City and Alamo have taken their place along the traditional ones such as the Rose, Sugar and Orange. While some people complain about the quantity of bowls currently being played, there are a number of others that tried to take their place with the old standbys but failed for one reason or another.
 

Here is a list of some of the extinct bowls that have gone the way of the do-do and into the depths of college football history.

All-American Bowl (Hall of Fame Classic from 1977-85), Birmingham, Alabama
Results:
December 28, 1990: NC State 31, Southern Miss 27
December 28, 1989: Texas Tech 49, Duke 21
December 29, 1988: Florida 14, Illinois 10
December 22, 1987: Virginia 22, BYU 16
December 31, 1986: Florida State 27, Indiana 13
December 31, 1985: Georgia Tech 17, Michigan State 14
December 29, 1984: Kentucky 20, Wisconsin 19
December 22, 1983: West Virginia 20, Kentucky 16
December 31, 1982: Air Force 36, Vanderbilt 28
December 31, 1981: Mississippi State 10, Kansas 0
December 27, 1980: Arkansas 34, Tulane 15
December 29, 1979: Missouri 24, South Carolina 14
December 20, 1978: Texas A&M 28, Iowa State 12
December 22, 1977: Maryland 17, Minnesota 7
 

Aviation Bowl, Dayton, Ohio

Results:
December 9, 1961: New Mexico 28, Western Michigan 12

 

Bacardi Bowl, Havana, Cuba
Results:
January 1, 1937: Auburn 7, Villanova 7

 

Bluebonnet Bowl, Houston, Texas
Results:
December 31, 1987: Texas 32, Pittsburgh 27
December 31, 1986: Baylor 21, Colorado 9
December 31, 1985: Air Froce 24, Texas 16
December 31, 1984: West Virginia 31, TCU 14
December 31, 1983: Oklahoma State 24, Baylor 14
December 31, 1982: Arkansas 28, Florida 24
December 31, 1981: Michigan 33, UCLA 14
December 31, 1980: North Carolina 16, Texas 7
December 31, 1979: Purdue 27, Tennessee 22
December 31, 1978: Stanford 25, Georgia 22
December 31, 1977: USC 47, Texas A&M 28
December 31, 1976: Nebraska 27, Texas A&M 24
December 27, 1975: Texas 38, Colorado 21
December 23, 1974: Houston 31, NC State 31
December 29, 1973: Houston 47, Tulane 7
December 30, 1972: Tennessee 24, LSU 17
December 31, 1971: Colorado 29, Houston 17
December 31, 1970: Alabama 24, Oklahoma 24
December 31, 1969: Houston 36, Auburn 7
December 31, 1968: SMU 28, Oklahoma 27
December 23, 1967: Colorado 31, Miami 31
December 17, 1966: Texas 19, Mississippi 0
December 18, 1965: Tennessee 27, Tulsa 6
December 19, 1964: Tulsa 14, Mississippi 7
December 21, 1963: Baylor 14, LSU 7
December 22, 1962: Missouri 14, Georgia Tech 10
December 16, 1961: Kansas 33, Rice 7
December 17, 1960: Alabama 3, Texas 3
December 19, 1959: Clemson 23, TCU 7

Bluegrass Bowl, Louisville, Kentucky

Results:

December 13, 1958: Oklahoma State 15, Florida State 6

California Bowl, Fresno, California
Results:
December 14, 1991: Bowling Green 28, Fresno State 21
December 8, 1990: San Jose State 48, Central Michigan 24
December 9, 1989: Fresno State 27, Ball State 6
December 10, 1988: Fresno State 35, Western Michigan 30
December 12, 1987: Eastern Michigan 30, San Jose State 27
December 13, 1986: San Jose State 37, Miami (Ohio) 7
December 14, 1985: Fresno State 51, Bowling Green 7
December 15, 1984: UNLV 30, Toledo 13
December 17, 1983: Northern Illinois 20, Cal State Fullerton 13
December 18, 1982: Fresno State 29, Bowling Green 28
December 19, 1981: Toledo 27, San Jose State 25

Cherry Bowl, Pontiac, Michigan
Results:
December 21, 1985: Maryland 35, Syracuse 18
December 22, 1984: Army 10, Michigan State 6

Delta Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee
Results:
January 1, 1949: William & Mary 20, Oklahoma State 0
January 1,1948: Mississippi 13, TCU 9

 

Dixie Bowl, Birmingham, AL

Results:

January 1, 1948: Arkansas 21, William & Mary
January 1, 1949: Baylor 20, Wake Forest 7
 

Dixie, Classic, Dallas, TX

Results:

January 2, 1922: Texas A&M 22, Centre 14
January 1, 1925: West Virginia Wesleyan 9, Southern Methodist 7
January 1, 1934: Arkansas 7, Centenary 7
 

Freedom Bowl, Anaheim, California
Results:
December 27, 1994: Utah 16, Arizona 13
December 30, 1993: USC 28, Utah 21
December 29, 1992: Fresno State 24, USC 7
December 30, 1991: Tulsa 28, San Diego State 17
December 29, 1990: Colorado State 31, Oregon 31
December 30, 1989: Washington 34, Florida 7
December 29, 1988: BYU 20, Colorado 17
December 30, 1987: Arizona State 33, Air Force 28
December 30, 1986: UCLA 31, BYU 10
December 30, 1985: Washington 20, Colorado 17
December 26, 1984: Iowa 55, Texas 17

 

Festival of the Palms Bowl, Miami, FL

Results:

January 2, 1933: Miami (FL) 7 Manhattan 0
January 1, 1934: Duquesne 33 Miami (FL) 7

 

Fort Worth Classic, Fort Worth, Texas

Results:

January 1, 1921: Centre 63, Texas Christian 7

 

Garden State Bowl, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Results:
December 13, 1981: Tennessee 28, Wisconsin 21
December 14, 1980: Houston 35, Navy 0
December 15, 1979: Temple 28, California 17
December 16, 1978: Arizona State 34, Rutgers 18

Gotham Bowl, New York, New York
Results:
December 15, 1962: Nebraska 36, Miami 34
December 9, 1961: Baylor 24, Utah State 9

 

Great Lakes Bowl, Cleveland, OH

Results:

December 6, 1947: Kentucky 24 Villanova 14

 

Harbor Bowl, San Diego, CA

Results:

January 1, 1947: Montana State 13 New Mexico 13
January 1, 1948: Hardin-Simmons 53 San Diego State 0
January 1, 1949: Villanova 27 Nevada 7

 

Houston, Bowl/galleryfurniture.com Bowl, Houston, TX

Results:

December 27, 2000: East Carolina 40 Texas Tech 27
December 28, 2001: Texas A&M 28 Texas Christian 9
December 27, 2002: Oklahoma State 33 Southern Miss 23
December 30, 2003: Texas Tech 38 Navy 14
December 29, 2004: Colorado 33 Texas-El Paso 28
December 30, 2005: Texas Christian 27 Iowa State 24

 

Los Angeles Christmas Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Results:

December 25, 1924: Southern California 20 Missouri 7

 

Oahu Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii

Results:
December 25, 1998: Air Force 45 Washington 25
December 25, 1999: Hawaii 23 Oregon State 17
December 24, 2000: Georgia 37 Virginia 14

 

Oil Bowl, Houston, Texas

Results:
January 1, 1947: Georgia Tech 41, St. Mary's 19
January 1, 1946: Georgia 20, Tulsa 6

January 1, 1947: Georgia Tech 41 St. Mary's 19

Pineapple/Poi Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii

Results:

January 1, 1936: Southern California 38 Hawaii 6
January 2, 1937: Hawaii 18 Honolulu All-Stars 12
January 1, 1938: Washington 53 Hawaii 13
January 2, 1939: California-Los Angeles 32 Hawaii 7
January 1, 1940: Oregon State 39 Hawaii 6
January 1, 1941: Fresno State 3 Hawaii 0
January 1, 1947: Hawaii 19 Utah 16
January 1, 1948: Hawaii 33 Redlands 32
January 1, 1949: Oregon State 47 Hawaii 27
January 2, 1950: Stanford 74 Hawaii 20
January 1, 1951: Hawaii 28 Denver 27
January 1, 1952: San Diego State 34 Hawaii 13


Raisin Bowl, Fresno, California
Results:
December 31, 1949: San Jose State 20, Texas Tech 13
January 1, 1949: Occidental 21, Colorado State 20
January 1, 1948: Pacific 26, Wichita State 14
January 1, 1947: San Jose State 20, Utah State 0
January 1, 1946: Drake 13, Fresno State 12

Salad Bowl, Phoenix, Arizona
Results:
January 1, 1952: Houston 26, Dayton 21
January 1, 1951: Miami (Ohio) 34, Arizona State 21
January 1, 1950: Xavier (Ohio) 33, Arizona State 21
January 1, 1949: Drake 14, Arizona 13
January 1, 1948: Nevada 13, North Texas 6

 

San Diego East-West Christmas Classic, San Diego, CA

Results:

December 26, 1921: Centre 38 Arizona 0
December 25, 1922: West Virginia 21 Gonzaga 13

 

Seattle Bowl, Seattle, WA

Results:

December 27, 2001: Georgia Tech 24 Stanford 14
December 30, 2002: Wake Forest 38 Oregon 17

 

Silicon Valley Classic, San Jose, CA

Results:

December 31, 2000: Air Force 37 Fresno State 34
December 31, 2001: Michigan State 44 Fresno State 35
December 31, 2002: Fresno State 30 Georgia Tech 21
December 30, 2003: Fresno State 17 UCLA 9
December 30, 2004: Northern Illinois 34 Troy 21 

 

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