LSU Tigers Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Adam Taylor McKillop
LSU bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
LSU bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photos/Matthew Hinton
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Bowl season is underway after an exciting 2022 college football campaign. One successful program taking part in the festivities once again is the LSU Tigers, who will face the Purdue Boilermakers at the Citrus Bowl on Monday, Jan. 2.

Here's everything you need to know about LSU's bowl game history before making its next appearance.

LSU Bowl Game History

LSU has frequented the college football postseason throughout its history. The Tigers have played in 53 bowls prior to facing Boilermakers.

The Tigers made their first bowl appearance in 1935 when they lost to TCU 3-2 in the Sugar Bowl.

LSU has also won 14 different bowl games since 2000. Most recently, the Tigers lost 42-20 to Kansas State in last year's Texas Bowl.

LSU Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

LSU owns a 28-24-1 all-time record (53.8%) in bowl games ahead of facing Purdue. Check out the school's full bowl results below:

  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1942): TCU 3, LSU 2
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1937): Santa Clara 21, LSU 14
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1938): Santa Clara 6, LSU 0
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1944): LSU 19, Texas A&M 14
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1, 1947): LSU 0, Arkansas 0
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1950): Oklahoma 35, LSU 0
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1959): LSU 7, Clemson 0
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1960): Ole Miss 21, LSU 0
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1962): LSU 25, Colorado 0
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1, 1963): LSU 13, Texas 0
  • Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 21, 1963): Baylor 14, LSU 7
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1965): LSU 13, Syracuse 10
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1, 1966): LSU 14, Arkansas 7
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1967): LSU 20, Wyoming 13
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 30, 1968): LSU 31, Florida State 27
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1971): Nebraska 17, LSU 12
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 18, 1971): LSU 33, Iowa State 15
  • Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 30, 1972): Tennessee 24, LSU 17
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1974): Penn State 16, LSU 9
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 1977): Stanford 24, LSU 14
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 23, 1978): Missouri 20, LSU 15
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 22, 1979): LSU 34, Wake Forest 10
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1983): Nebraska 21, LSU 20
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1985): Nebraska 28, LSU 10
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 27, 1985): Baylor 21, LSU 7
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1987): Nebraska 30, LSU 15
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 31, 1987): LSU 30, South Carolina 13
  • Hall of Fame Bowl (Jan. 2, 1989): Syracuse 23, LSU 10
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 29, 1995): LSU 45, Michigan State 26
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 28, 1996): LSU 10, Clemson 7
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 29, 1997): LSU 27, Notre Dame 9
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 29, 2000): LSU 28, Georgia Tech 14
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 2002): LSU 47, Illinois 34
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1, 2003): Texas 35, LSU 20
  • Sugar Bowl National Championship (Jan. 4, 2004): LSU 21, Oklahoma 14
  • Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1, 2005): Iowa 30, LSU 25
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 30, 2005): LSU 40, Miami 3
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 3, 2007): LSU 41, Notre Dame 14
  • BCS National Championship (Jan. 7, 2008): LSU 38, Ohio State 24
  • Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31, 2008): LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3
  • Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1, 2010): Penn State 19, LSU 17
  • Cotton Bwl (Jan. 7, 2011): LSU 41, Texas A&M 24
  • BCS National Championship (Jan. 9, 2012): Alabama 21, LSU 0
  • Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31, 2012): Clemson 25, LSU 24
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2014): LSU 21, Iowa 14
  • Music City Bowl (Dec. 30, 2014): Notre Dame 31, LSU 28
  • Texas Bowl (Dec. 29, 2015): LSU 56, Texas Tech 27
  • Citrus Bowl (Dec. 31, 2016): LSU 29, Louisville 9
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2018): Notre Dame 21, LSU 17
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 2019): LSU 40, UCF 32
  • Peach Bowl CFP Semifinal (Dec. 28, 2019): LSU 63, Oklahoma 28
  • CFP National Championship (Jan. 13, 2020): LSU 42, Clemson 25
  • Texas Bowl (Jan. 4, 2022): Kansas State 42, LSU 20
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 2, 2023): LSU TBD, Purdue TBD

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