Ohio State Buckeyes Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Devon Platana
Ohio State bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
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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 Ohio State Buckeyes. Here's everything you need to know about OSU's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Ohio State Bowl Game History

Ohio State has frequented the college football postseason throughout its history. The Buckeyes have played in 55 bowls all-time.

The Buckeyes made their first bowl appearance in 1921 as part of the Big Ten Conference. They lost to California 28-0 at the Rose Bowl that year.

Ohio State has been impressive with nine bowl victories since the 2009 NCAAF campaign. The Buckeyes most recently played at the 2022 Peach Bowl and lost 42-41 to Georgia.

Ohio State Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Ohio State owns a 27-28 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below:

  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1921): California 28, Ohio State 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1950): Ohio State 17, California 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1955): Ohio State 20, USC 7
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1958): Ohio State 10, Oregon 7
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1969): Ohio State 27, USC 16
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1971): Stanford 27, Ohio State 17
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1973): USC 42, Ohio State 17
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1974): Ohio State 42, USC 21
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1975): USC 18, Ohio State 17
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1976): UCLA 23, Ohio State 10
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1977): Ohio State 27, Colorado 10
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1978): Alabama 35, Ohio State 6
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 29, 1978: Clemson 17, Ohio State 15
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1980): USC 17, Ohio State 16
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 26, 1980): Penn State 31, Ohio State 19
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 30, 1981): Ohio State 31, Navy 28
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 17, 1982): Ohio State 47, BYU 17
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2, 1984): Ohio State 28, Pittsburgh 23
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1985): USC 20, Ohio State 17
  • Citrus Bowl (Dec. 28, 1985): Ohio State 10, BYU 7
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1, 1987): Ohio State 28, Texas A&M 12
  • Hall of fame Bowl (Jan. 1, 1990): Auburn 31, Ohio State 14
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 27, 1990): Air Force 23, Ohio State 11
  • Hall of Fame Bowl (Jan. 1, 1992): Syracuse 24, Ohio State 17
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 1993): Georgia 21, Ohio State 14
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30, 1993): Ohio State 28, BYU 21
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 2, 1995): Alabama 24, Ohio State 17
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 1996): Tennessee 20, Ohio State 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1997): Ohio State 20, Arizona State 17
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1998): Florida State 31, Ohio State 14
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1999): Ohio State 24, Texas A&M 14
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2001): South Carolina 24, Ohio State 7
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2002): South Carolina 31, Ohio State 28
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 3, 2003): Ohio State 31, Miami (FL) 24
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2, 2004): Ohio State 35, Kansas State 28
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29, 2004): Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2, 2006): Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20
  • BCS Championship (Jan. 8, 2007): Florida 41, Ohio State 14
  • BCS Championship (Jan. 7, 2008): LSU 38, Ohio State 24
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 5, 2009): Texas 24, Ohio State 21
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2010): Ohio State 27, Oregon 17
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 4, 2011): Ohio State 31, Arkansas 26
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 2, 2012): Florida 24, Ohio State 17
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 3, 2014): Clemson 40, Ohio State 35
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 2015): Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
  • CFP Championship (Jan. 12, 2015): Ohio State 42, Oregon 20
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 2016): Ohio State 44, Notre Dame 28
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 31, 2016): Clemson 31, Ohio State 0
  • Cotton Bowl (Dec. 29, 2017): Ohio State 24, USC 7
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2019): Ohio State 28, Washington 23
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 28, 2019): Clemson 29, Ohio State 23
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 2021): Ohio State 49, Clemson 28
  • CFP Championship (Jan. 11, 2021): Alabama 52, Ohio State 24
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2022): Ohio State 48, Utah 45
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 31, 2022): Georgia 42, Ohio State 41

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