Florida State Seminoles Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Larry Rupp
Florida State Seminoles bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
Florida State Seminoles bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photos/Phil Sears
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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 Florida State Seminoles. Here's everything you need to know about FSU's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Florida State Bowl Game History

College football fans shouldn't be surprised to learn Florida State has built an impressive bowl game history over the years. The Seminoles have played in a whopping 50 bowl games all-time. However, their 2006 Emerald Bowl appearance was vacated by the NCAA due to an academic scandal.

Florida State's first bowl appearance came in the 1903 Florida Times-Unions' Championship Cup. The Seminoles played Stetson to a 5-5 tie and their first bowl win did not come until 47 years later. They took down the Wofford Terriers, 19-6, during the 1950 Cigar Bowl under head coach Don Veller.

The Seminoles' most recent bowl appearance came in the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl. FSU knocked off Oklahoma 35-32 in a high-scoring shootout that went down to the final seconds.

Florida State Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Florida State owns a 29-17-3 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below:

  • Florida Times-Union's Championship Cup (Nov. 26. 1903): Florida State 5, Stetson 5
  • Cigar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1950): Florida State 19, Wofford 6
  • Sun Bowl (Jan. 1, 1955): Texas-El Paso 47, Florida State 20
  • Bluegrass Bowl (Dec. 13, 1958): Oklahoma State 15, Florida State 6
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 2, 1965): Florida State 36, Oklahoma 19
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 24, 1966): Wyoming 28, Florida State 20
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 30, 1967): Florida State 17, Penn State 17
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 30, 1968): LSU 31, Florida State 27
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 23, 1971): Arizona State 45, Florida State 38
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 23, 1977): Florida State 40, Texas Tech 17
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1980): Oklahoma 24, Florida State 7
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1981): Oklahoma 18, Florida State 17
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 30, 1982): Florida State 31, West Virginia 12
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 30, 1983): Florida State 28, North Carolina 3
  • Citrus Bowl (Dec. 22, 1984): Florida State 17, Georgia 17
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 30, 1985): Florida State 34, Oklahoma State 23
  • All-American Bowl (Dec. 31, 1986): Florida State 27, Indiana 13
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1988): Florida State 31, Nebraska 28
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1989): Florida State 13, Auburn 7
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1990): Florida State 41, Nebraska 17
  • Blockbuster Bowl (Dec. 28, 1990): Florida State 24, Penn State 17
  • Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 1, 1992): Florida State 10, Texas A&M 2
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1993): Florida State 27, Nebraska 14
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1994): Florida State 18, Nebraska 16
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1995): Florida State 23, Florida 17
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1996): Florida State 31, Notre Dame 26
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1997): Florida 52, Florida State 20
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1998): Florida State 31, Ohio State 14
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 4, 1999): Tennessee 23, Florida State 16
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 4, 2000): Florida State 46, Virginia Tech 29
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 3, 2001): Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 2002): Florida State 30, Virginia Tech 17
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 2003): Georgia 26, Florida State 13
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 2004): Miami 16, Florida State 14
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 2005): Florida State 30, West Virginia 18
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 3, 2006): Penn State 26, Florida State 23
  • Emerald Bowl (Dec. 27, 2006): Florida State 44, UCLA 27 (*vacated)
  • Music City Bowl (Dec. 31, 2007): Kentucky 35, Florida State 28
  • Champs Sports Bowl (Dec. 27, 2008): Florida State 42, Wisconsin 13
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 2010): Florida State 33, West Virginia 21
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31, 2010): Florida State 26, South Carolina 17
  • Champs Sports Bowl (Dec. 29, 2011): Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 2013): Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10
  • BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 6, 2014): Florida State 34, Auburn 31
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2015): Oregon 59, Florida State 20
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 31, 2015): Houston 38, Florida State 24
  • Orange Bowl (Dec. 30, 2016): Florida State 33, Michigan 32
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 27, 2017): Florida State 42, Southern Miss 13
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2019): Arizona State 20, Florida State 14
  • Cheez-It Bowl (Dec. 29, 2022): Florida State 35, Oklahoma 32

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