Toledo Rockets Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Isaiah De Los Santos
Toledo Rockets bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
Toledo Rockets bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

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

Toledo Bowl Game History

It's no surprise an accomplished team like the Rockets has been very busy during bowl season throughout the school's history. Toledo has played in 20 bowl games ever.

The Rockets made their first bowl appearance in 1969 under head coach Frank Lauterbur. Toledo faced Davison in the Tangerine Bowl and emerged victorious by a score of 56-33, giving the program its first-ever bowl win.

Toledo's most recent bowl appearance was in the 2022 Boca Raton Bowl. The Rockets notched another postseason win in that one, defeating Liberty 21-19 for a nail-biting victory.

Toledo Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Toledo owns an 11-9 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below.

  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 26, 1969: Toledo 56, Davidson 33
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 28, 1970): Toledo 40, William & Mary 12
  • Tangerine Bowl (Dec. 28, 1971): Toledo 28, Richmond 3
  • California Bowl (Dec. 19, 1981): Toledo 27, San Jose State 25
  • California Bowl (Dec. 15, 1984): UNLV 30, Toledo 13
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 14, 1995): Toledo 40, Nevada 37
  • Motor City Bowl (Dec. 29, 2001): Toledo 32, Cincinnati 16
  • Motor City Bowl (Dec. 26, 2002): Boston College 51, Toledo 25
  • Motor City Bowl (Dec. 27, 2004): UConn 39, Toledo 10
  • GMAC Bowl (Dec. 21, 2005): Toledo 45, UTEP 13
  • Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Dec. 26, 2010): FIU 34, Toledo 32
  • Military Bowl (Dec. 28, 2011): Toledo 42, Air Force 41
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Dec. 15, 2012): Utah State 41, Toledo 15
  • GoDaddy Bowl (Jan. 4, 2015): Toledo 63, Arkansas State 44
  • Boca Raton Bowl (Dec. 22, 2015): Toledo 32, Temple 17
  • Camellia Bowl (Dec. 17, 2016): Appalachian State 31, Toledo 28
  • Dollar General Bowl (Dec. 23, 2017): Appalachian State 34, Toledo 0
  • Bahamas Bowl (Dec. 21, 2018): FIU 35, Toledo 32
  • Bahamas Bowl (Dec. 17, 2021): Middle Tennessee 31, Toledo 24
  • Boca Raton Bowl (Dec. 20, 2022) Toledo 21, Liberty 19

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