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

Devon Platana
Oklahoma State bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
Oklahoma State bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photos/Rick Scuteri
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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 State Cowboys. Here's everything you need to know about OSU's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Oklahoma State Bowl Game History

Oklahoma State has frequented the college football postseason throughout its history. The Cowboys have played in 33 bowls all-time.

The Cowboys made their first bowl appearance in 1945 as part of the Missouri Valley Conference, back when they were known as Oklahoma A&M. They defeated TCU, 34-0, at the Cotton Bowl Classic that year.

Oklahoma State has qualified for a bowl every year since the 2006 NCAAF season. The Cowboys are 9-4 straight up in bowl games since 2010, but most recently lost 24-17 to Wisconsin in the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bowl.

Oklahoma State Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Oklahoma State owns a 21-12 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below.

  • Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 1, 1945): Oklahoma State 34, TCU 0
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1946): Oklahoma State 33, Saint Mary's 13
  • Delta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1949): William & Mary 20, Oklahoma State 0
  • Bluegrass Bowl (Dec. 13, 1958): Oklahoma State 15, Florida State 6
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 28, 1974): Oklahoma State 16, BYU 6
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 18, 1976): Oklahoma State 49, BYU 21
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 12, 1981): Texas A&M 33, Oklahoma State 16
  • Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 31, 1983): Oklahoma State 24, Baylor 14
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 28, 1984): Oklahoma State 21, South Carolina 14
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 30, 1985): Florida State 34, Oklahoma State 23
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 25, 1987): Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 33
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30, 1988): Oklahoma State 62, Wyoming 14
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30, 1997): Purdue 33, Oklahoma State 20
  • Houston Bowl (Dec. 27, 2002): Oklahoma State 33, Southern Miss 23
  • Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 2, 2004): Ole Miss 31, Oklahoma State 28
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29, 2004): Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 28, 2006): Oklahoma State 34, Alabama 31
  • Insight Bowl (Dec. 31, 2007): Oklahoma State 49, Indiana 33
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30, 2008): Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31
  • Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 2, 2010): Ole Miss 21, Oklahoma State 7
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29, 2010): Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2, 2012): Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38
  • Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1, 2013): Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3, 2014): Missouri 41, Oklahoma State 31
  • Cactus Bowl (Jan. 2, 2015): Oklahoma State 30, Washington 22
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 2016): Ole Miss 48, Oklahoma State 20
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29, 2016): Oklahoma State 38, Colorado 8
  • Camping World Bowl (Dec. 28, 2017): Oklahoma State 30, Virginia Tech 21
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 31, 2018): Oklahoma State 38, Missouri 33
  • Texas Bowl (Dec. 27, 2019): Texas A&M 24, Oklahoma State 21
  • Cheez-It Bowl (Dec. 29, 2020): Oklahoma State 37, Miami 34
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 2022): Oklahoma State 37, Notre Dame 35
  • Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Dec. 27, 2022): Oklahoma State 17, Wisconsin 24

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