Pittsburgh Panthers Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Larry Rupp
Pittsburgh Panthers bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
Pittsburgh Panthers bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photos/Keith Srakocic
facebooktwitterreddit

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 Pittsburgh Panthers. Here's everything you need to know about Pittsburgh's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Pittsburgh Bowl Game History

College football fans shouldn't be shocked to find out Pittsburgh has built a compelling bowl game history. The Panthers have played in a total of 37 bowl games all-time.

Pittsburgh's first bowl appearance came in the 1927 Rose Bowl under head coach Jock Sutherland. The Panthers fell just short in a 7-6 loss to Stanford and their first bowl win did not come until nine years later. They took down the Washington Huskies by a score of 21-0 in the 1936 Rose Bowl.

The Panthers' most recent bowl appearance came in the 2022 Sun Bowl. Pitt won a high-scoring shootout in that one, defeating UCLA 37-35.

SIGN UP NOW. No Sweat First Bet Up to $1,000. dark

Pittsburgh Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Pittsburgh owns a 15-22 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below.

  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1928): Stanford 7, Pittsburgh 6
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1930): USC 47, Pittsburgh 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1933): USC 35, Pittsburgh 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1937): Pittsburgh 21, Washington 0
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 1956): Georgia Tech 7, Pittsburgh 0
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 29, 1956): Georgia Tech 21, Pittsburgh 14
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 21, 1973): Arizona State 28, Pittsburgh 7
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 26, 1975): Pittsburgh 33, Kansas 19
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1977): Pittsburgh 27, Georgia 3
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 30, 1977): Pittsburgh 34, Clemson 3
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 23, 1978): NC State 30, Pittsburgh 17
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 25, 1979): Pittsburgh 16, Arizona 10
  • Gator Bowl (Dec. 29, 1980): Pittsburgh 37, South Carolina 9
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 1982): Pittsburgh 24, Georgia 20
  • Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 1, 1983): SMU 7, Pittsburgh 3
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2, 1984): Ohio State 28, Pittsburgh 23
  • Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 31, 1987): Texas 32, Pittsburgh 27
  • John Hancock Bowl (Dec. 30, 1989): Pittsburgh 31, Texas A&M 28
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 31, 1997): Southern Miss 41, Pittsburgh 7
  • Insight.com Bowl (Dec. 28, 2000): Iowa State 37, Pittsburgh 29
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 20, 2001): Pittsburgh 34, NC State 19
  • Insight Bowl (Dec. 26, 2002): Pittsburgh 38, Oregon State 13
  • Continental Tire Bowl (Dec. 27, 2003): Virginia 23, Pittsburgh 16
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 2005): Utah 35, Pittsburgh 7
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2008): Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0
  • Meineke Car Care Bowl (Dec. 26, 2009): Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17
  • BBVA Compass Bowl (Jan. 8, 2011): Pittsburgh 27, Kentucky 10
  • BBVA Compass Bowl (Jan. 7, 2012): SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6
  • BBVA Compass Bowl (Jan. 5, 2013): Ole Miss 38, Pittsburgh 17
  • Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Dec. 26, 2013): Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27
  • Armed Forces Bowl (Jan. 2, 2015): Houston 35, Pittsburgh 34
  • Military Bowl (Dec. 28, 2015): Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28
  • Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28, 2016): Northwestern 31, Pittsburgh 24
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2018): Stanford 14, Pittsburgh 13
  • Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26, 2019): Pittsburgh 34, Eastern Michigan 30
  • Peach Bowl (Dec. 30, 2021): Michigan State 31, Pittsburgh 21
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 30, 2022): Pittsburgh 37, UCLA 35

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

facebooktwitterreddit