NC State Wolfpack Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Larry Rupp
NC State Wolfpack bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
NC State Wolfpack bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photos/Chris Seward
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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 NC State Wolfpack. Here's everything you need to know about NC State's bowl history before making its next appearance.

NC State Bowl Game History

College football fans shouldn't be surprised to learn NC State has built a storied bowl game history over the years. The Wolfpack have played in a total of 35 bowl games all-time.

NC State's first bowl appearance came in the 1947 Gator Bowl under head coach Beattie Feathers. The Wolfpack fell short in a 34-13 loss to Oklahoma and didn't earn their first bowl win until 20 years later. That win came when they took down the Georgia by a score of 14-7 in the 1967 Liberty Bowl.

The Wolfpack's most recent bowl appearance came in the 2022 Duke's Mayo Bowl. NC State was unable to come out on top, losing 16-12 to Maryland.

NC State Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

NC State owns a 17-16-1 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below.

  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 1947): Oklahoma 34, NC State 13
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 21, 1963): Mississippi State 16, NC State 12
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 16, 1967): NC State 14, Georgia 7
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 29, 1972): NC State 49, West Virginia 13
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 17, 1973): NC State 31, Kansas 13
  • Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 23, 1974): NC State 31, Houston 31
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 31, 1975): West Virginia 13, NC State 10
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 31, 1977): NC State 24, Iowa State 14
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 23, 1978): NC State 30, Pittsburgh 17
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 31, 1986): Virginia Tech 25, NC State 24
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 31, 1988): NC State 28, Iowa 23
  • Copper Bowl (Dec. 31, 1989): Arizona 17, NC State 10
  • All-American Bowl (Dec. 28, 1990): NC State 31, Southern Miss 27
  • Peach Bowl (Jan. 1, 1992): East Carolina 37, NC State 34
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 31, 1992): Florida 27, NC State 10
  • Hall of Fame Bowl (Jan. 1, 1994): Michigan 42, NC State 7
  • Peach Bowl (Jan. 1, 1995): NC State 28, Mississippi State 24
  • Micron PC Bowl (Dec. 29, 1998): Miami 46, NC State 23
  • MicronPC.com Bowl (Dec. 28, 2000): NC State 38, Minnesota 30
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 20, 2001): Pittsburgh 34, NC State 19
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 2003): NC State 28, Notre Dame 6
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 22, 2003): NC State 56, Kansas 26
  • Meineke Car Care Bowl (Dec. 31, 2005): NC State 14, South Florida 0
  • PapaJohns.com Bowl (Dec. 29, 2008): Rutgers 29, NC State 23
  • Champs Sport Bowl (Dec. 28, 2010): NC State 23, West Virginia 7
  • Belk Bowl (Dec. 27, 2011): NC State 31, Louisville 24
  • Music City Bowl (Dec. 31, 2012): Vanderbilt 38, NC State 24
  • St. Petersburg Bowl (Dec. 26, 2014): NC State 34, UCF 27
  • Belk Bowl (Dec. 30, 2015): Mississippi State 51, NC State 28
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 26, 2016): NC State 41, Vanderbilt 17
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 29, 2017): NC State 52, Arizona State 31
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 31, 2018): Texas A&M 52, NC State 13
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 2, 2021): Kentucky 23, NC State 21
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 28, 2021): Cancelled
  • Duke's Mayo Bowl (Dec. 30, 2022): Maryland 16, NC State 12

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