Oklahoma Sooners Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Devon Platana
Oklahoma bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
Oklahoma bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photos/Sue Ogrocki
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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 Oklahoma Sooners. Here's everything you need to know about OU's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Oklahoma Bowl Game History

Oklahoma has frequented the college football postseason throughout its history. The Sooners have played in 56 bowls all-time.

The Sooners made their first bowl appearance in 1939 as part of the Big Six Conference. They lost to Tennessee 17-0 at the Orange Bowl that year.

Oklahoma has qualified for a bowl every year since the 1999 NCAAF season. The Sooners most recently appeared in the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl against Florida State. OU was defeated 35-32 in the closing moments of that contest.

Oklahoma Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Oklahoma owns a 31-24-1 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below:

  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 2, 1939): Tennessee 17, Oklahoma 0
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 1, 1947): Oklahoma 34, NC State 12
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1949): Oklahoma 14, North Carolina 6
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1950): Oklahoma 35, LSU 0
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1951): Kentucky 13, Oklahoma 7
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1954): Oklahoma 7, Maryland 0
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 2, 1956): Oklahoma 20, Maryland 6
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1958): Oklahoma 48, Duke 21
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1959): Oklahoma 21, Syracuse 6
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1963): Alabama 17, Oklahoma 0
  • Gator Bowl (Jan. 2, 1965): Florida State 36, Oklahoma 19
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1968): Oklahoma 26, Tennessee 24
  • Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 31, 1968): SMU 28, Oklahoma 27
  • Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 31, 1970): Oklahoma 24, Alabama 24
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1972): Oklahoma 40, Auburn 22
  • Sugar Bowl (Dec. 31, 1972): Oklahoma 14, Penn State 0
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1976): Oklahoma 14, Michigan 6
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 25, 1976): Oklahoma 41, Wyoming 7
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1978): Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1979): Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1980): Oklahoma 24, Florida State 7
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1981): Oklahoma 18, Florida State 17
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 26, 1981): Oklahoma 40, Houston 14
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1983): Arizona State 32, Oklahoma 21
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1985): Washington 28, Oklahoma 17
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1986): Oklahoma 25, Penn State 10
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1987): Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 1, 1988): Miami 20, Oklahoma 14
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 2, 1989): Clemson 13, Oklahoma 6
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 29, 1991): Oklahoma 48, Virginia 14
  • John Hancock Bowl (Dec. 24, 1993): Oklahoma 41, Texas Tech 10
  • Copper Bowl (Dec. 29, 1994): BYU 31, Oklahoma 6
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 31, 1999): Ole Miss 27, Oklahoma 25
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 3, 2001): Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1, 2002): Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2003): Oklahoma 34, Washington State 14
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 4, 2004): LSU 21, Oklahoma 14
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 4, 2005): USC 55, Oklahoma 19
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 29, 2005): Oklahoma 17, Oregon 14
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 2007): Boise State 43, Oklahoma 42
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2, 2008): West Virginia 48, Oklahoma 28
  • BCS National Championship (Jan. 8, 2009): Florida 24, Oklahoma 14
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2009): Oklahoma 31, Stanford 27
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 2011): Oklahoma 48, UConn 20
  • Insight Bowl (Dec. 30, 2011): Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 4, 2013): Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 2014): Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31
  • Russell Athletic Bowl (Dec. 29, 2014): Clemson 40, Oklahoma 6
  • Orange Bowl (Dec. 31, 2015): Clemson 37, Oklahoma 17
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 2017): Oklahoma 35, Auburn 19
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2018): Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48
  • Orange Bowl (Dec. 29, 2018): Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 28, 2019): LSU 63, Oklahoma 28
  • Cotton Bowl (Dec. 30, 2020): Oklahoma 55, Florida 20
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29, 2021): Oklahoma 47, Oregon 32
  • Cheez-It Bowl (Dec. 29, 2022): Florida State 35, Oklahoma 32

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