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

Larry Rupp
Missouri Tigers bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
Missouri Tigers bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photos/John Raoux
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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 Missouri Tigers. Here's everything you need to know about Missouri's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Missouri Bowl Game History

College football fans should not be shocked to learn Missouri has been quite busy in past bowl seasons. The Tigers have played in a whopping 35 bowl games all-time.

Missouri made its first bowl appearance in 1924 at the Los Angeles Christmas Festival under head coach Gwinn Henry. The Tigers were defeated by the USC Trojans by a score of 20-7. They actually went on to lose their first seven bowl games before earning the program's first ever win in 1960.

The Tigers' most recent bowl appearance was in the 2022 Gasparilla Bowl against Wake Forest. Mizzou dropped that contest 27-17 to the Demon Deacons, marking their fourth straight postseason loss.

Missouri Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Missouri owns a 15-20 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below.

  • Los Angeles Christmas Festival (Dec. 25, 1924): USC 20, Missouri 7
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1940): Georgia Tech 21, Missouri 7
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1942): Fordham 2, Missouri 0
  • Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 1, 1946): Texas 40, Missouri 27
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 1949): Clemson 24, Missouri 23
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 2, 1950): Maryland 20, Missouri 7
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1960): Georgia 14, Missouri 0
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 2, 1961): Missouri 21, Navy 14
  • Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 22, 1962): Missouri 14, Georgia Tech 10
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1966): Missouri 20, Florida 18
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 28, 1968): Missouri 35, Alabama 10
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1970): Penn State 10, Missouri 3
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 23, 1972): Arizona State 49, Missouri 35
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 29, 1973): Missouri 34, Auburn 17
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 23, 1978): Missouri 20, LSU 15
  • Hall of Fame Classic (Dec. 29, 1979): Missouri 24, South Carolina 14
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 27, 1980): Purdue 28, Missouri 25
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 19, 1981): Missouri 19, Southern Miss 17
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 23, 1983): BYU 21, Missouri 17
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 29, 1997): Colorado State 35, Missouri 24
  • Insight.com Bowl (Dec. 26, 1998): Missouri 34, West Virginia 31
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 31, 2003): Arkansas 27, Missouri 14
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 30, 2005): Missouri 38, South Carolina 31
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 29, 2006): Oregon State 39, Missouri 38
  • Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 1, 2008): Missouri 38, Arkansas 7
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29, 2008): Missouri 30, Northwestern 23 (OT)
  • Texas Bowl (Dec. 31, 2009): Navy 35, Missouri 13
  • Insight Bowl (Dec. 28, 2010): Iowa 27, Missouri 24
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 26, 2011): Missouri 41, North Carolina 24
  • Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 3, 2014): Missouri 41, Oklahoma State 31
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2015): Missouri 33, Minnesota 17
  • Texas Bowl (Dec. 27, 2017): Texas 33, Missouri 16
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 31, 2018): Oklahoma State 33, Missouri 18
  • Armed Forces Bowl (Dec. 22, 2021): Army 24, Missouri 22
  • Gasparilla Bowl (Dec. 23, 2022): Missouri 17, Wake Forest 27

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