Tulane Green Wave Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Tulane Green Wave Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)


Bowl game season is an exciting time in college football. Schools across the nation will battle it out for postseason glory and a chance to end their year on a high note.

One team that's no stranger to playing in bowl games is the Tulane Green Wave. Here's everything you need to know about Tulane's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Tulane Bowl Game History

Tulane's had an active presence in the college football bowl season, especially after the turn of the millennium. The Green Wave have appeared in 14 bowls all-time prior to Monday's Cotton Bowl.

Tulane played it first-ever bowl game following the 1931 season. The school made an appearance in the Rose Bowl and faced USC in that contest. The Trojans got the best of the Green Wave unfortunately, defeating Tulane 21-12.

The Green Wave's most recent bowl appearance was in the 2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Tulane fell 38-27 to Nevada in that one. Prior to that, the school had won two straight postseason games.

Tulane Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Tulane owns a 6-8 all-time record in bowl games before playing on Monday. Check out the school's full list of postseason results below.

  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1932): USC 21, Tulane 12
  • Sugar bowl (Jan. 1, 1935): Tulane 20, Temple 14
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1940): Texas A&M 14, Tulane 13
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 12, 1970): Tulane 17, Colorado 3
  • Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 29, 1973): Houston 47, Tulane 7
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 22, 1979): Penn State 9, Tulane 6
  • Hall of Fame Classic (Dec. 27, 1980): Arkansas 34, Tulane 15
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 19, 1987): Washington 24, Tulane 12
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 31, 1998): Tulane 31, BYU 27
  • Hawaii Bowl (Dec. 25, 2002): Tulane 36, Hawaii 28
  • New Orleans Bowl (Dec. 21, 2013): Louisiana 24, Tulane 21
  • Cure Bowl (Dec. 15, 2018): Tulane 41, Louisiana 24
  • Armed Forces Bowl (Jan. 4, 2020): Tulane 30, Southern Mississippi 13
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Dec. 22, 2020): Nevada 38, Tulane 27
  • Cottom Bowl (Jan. 2, 2023): Tulane TBD, USC TBD

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