Michigan Wolverines Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Devon Platana
Michigan bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
Michigan bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photos/Paul Sancya
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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 Michigan Wolverines. Here's everything you need to know about Michigan's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Michigan Bowl Game History

Michigan has frequented the college football postseason throughout its history. The Wolverines have played in 50 bowls all-time.

The Wolverines made their first bowl appearance in 1902 as part of the Western Conference. They blew out Stanford 49-0 at the Rose Bowl that year.

Michigan has only missed four bowl games since the 2000 NCAAF season. The Wolverines' last appearance came at the 2022 Fiesta Bowl, where they fell 51-45 to TCU in that CFP semifinal.

The Wolverines have been notably poor in recent bowl games, with a brutal 1-6 record in the Jim Harbaugh era.

Michigan Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Michigan owns a 21-29 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below:

  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1902): Michigan 49, Stanford 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1948): Michigan 49, USC 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1951): Michigan 14, California 6
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1965): Michigan 34, Oregon State 7
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1970): USC 10, Michigan 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1972): Stanford 13, Michigan 12
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1976): Oklahoma 14, Michigan 6
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1977): USC 14, Michigan 6
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1978): Washington 27, Michigan 20
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1979): USC 17, Michigan 10
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 28, 1979): North Carolina 17, Michigan 15
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1981): Michigan 23, Washington 6
  • Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 31, 1981): Michigan 33, UCLA 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1983): UCLA 24, Michigan 14
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1984): Auburn 9, Michigan 7
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 21, 1984): BYU 24, Michigan 17
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1986): Michigan 27, Nebraska 17
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1987): Arizona State 22, Michigan 15
  • Hall of Fame Bowl (Jan. 2, 1988): Michigan 28, Alabama 24
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1989): Michigna 22, USC 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1990): USC 17, Michigan 10
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 1991): Michigan 35, Ole Miss 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1992): Washington 34, Michigan 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1993): Michigan 38, Washington 31
  • Hall of Fame Bowl (Jan. 1, 1994): Michigan 42, NC State 7
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30, 1994): Michigan 24, Colorado State 14
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 28, 1995): Texas A&M 22, Michigan 20
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 1997): Alabama 17, Michigan 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1998): Michigan 21, Washington State 16
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 1999): Michigan 45, Arkansas 31
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 2000): Michigan 35, Alabama 34
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2001): Michigan 31, Auburn 28
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2002): Tennessee 45, Michigan 17
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2003): Michigan 38, Florida 30
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2004): USC 28, Michigan 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2005): Texas 38, Michigan 37
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 28, 2005): Nebraska 32, Michigan 28
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2007): USC 32, Michigan 18
  • Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1, 2008): Michigan 41, Florida 35
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 2011): Mississippi State 52, Michigan 14
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 3, 2012): Michigan 23, Virginia Tech 20
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2013): South Carolina 33, Michigan 28
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28, 2013): Kansas State 31, Michigan 14
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2016): Michigan 41, Florida 7
  • Orange Bowl (Dec. 30, 2016): Florida State 33, Michigan 32
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2018): South Carolina 26, Michigan 19
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 29, 2018): Florida 41, Michigan 15
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2020): Alabama 35, Michigan 16
  • Orange Bowl (Dec. 31, 2021): Georgia 34, Michigan 11
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 31, 2022): TCU 51, Michigan 45

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