Wake Forest Demon Deacons Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons 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 Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Here's everything you need to know about Wake Forest's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Wake Forest Bowl Game History

College football fans shouldn't be too surprised to learn Wake Forest has been quite busy during past bowl seasons. The Demon Deacons have played in 17 bowl games all-time.

Wake Forest made its first bowl appearance in 1946 under head coach Peahead Walker. The Demon Deacons took down the South Carolina Gamecocks by a score of 26-14 for its first bowl win in program history. They made just four bowl appearances over the 50 years after that game, though.

The Demon Deacons' most recent bowl appearance came in the 2022 Gasparilla Bowl. Wake Forest shook off its struggles and ended the season with a win, defeating Missouri 27-17 on Dec. 23.

Wake Forest Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Wake Forest owns an 11-6 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below.

  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 2, 1946): Wake Forest 26, South Carolina 14
  • Dixie Bowl (Jan. 1, 1949): Baylor 20, Wake Forest 7
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 22, 1979): LSU 34, Wake Forest 10
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 31, 1992): Wake Forest 39, Oregon 35
  • Aloha Bowl (Dec. 25, 1999): Wake Forest 23, Arizona State 3
  • Seattle Bowl (Dec. 30, 2002): Wake Forest 38, Oregon 17
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 2, 2007): Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13
  • Meineke Car Care Bowl (Dec. 29, 2007): Wake Forest 24, UConn 10
  • EagleBank Bowl (Dec. 20, 2008): Wake Forest 29, Navy 19
  • Music City Bowl (Dec. 30, 2011): Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17
  • Military Bowl (Dec. 27, 2016): Wake Forest 34, Temple 26
  • Belk Bowl (Dec. 29, 2017): Wake Forest 55, Texas A&M 52
  • Birmingham Bowl (Dec. 22, 2018): Wake Forest 37, Memphis 34
  • Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 27, 2019): Michigan State 27, Wake Forest 21
  • Duke's Mayo Bowl (Dec. 30, 2020): Wisconsin 42, Wake Forest 28
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 31, 2021): Wake Forest 38, Rutgers 10
  • Gasparilla Bowl (Dec. 23, 2022): Wake Forest 27, Missouri 17

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