UCLA Bruins Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Devon Platana
UCLA bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
UCLA bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record. / AP Photo/Ashley Landis
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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 UCLA Bruins. Here's everything you need to know about UCLA's bowl history before making its next appearance.

UCLA Bowl Game History

UCLA has frequented the college football postseason throughout its history. The Bruins have played in 37 bowls all-time.

The Bruins made their first bowl appearance in 1943 as part of the Pacific Coast Conference. They were defeated by Georgia 9-0 at the Rose Bowl that year.

UCLA has qualified for 16 bowls since the 1998 NCAAF season. Having said that, the Bruins have won just five times during this stretch, and they most recently lost 37-35 to Pitt in the 2022 Sun Bowl.

UCLA Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

UCLA owns a 16-20-1 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full bowl results below.

  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1943): Georgia 9, UCLA 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1947): Illinois 45, UCLA 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1954): Michigan State 28, UCLA 20
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1956): Michigan State 17, UCLA 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1962): Minnesota 21, UCLA 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jam. 1, 1966): UCLA 14, Michigan State 12
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1976): UCLA 23, Ohio State 10
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 20, 1976): Alabama 36, UCLA 6
  • Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 25, 1978): UCLA 10, Arkansas 10
  • Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 31, 1981): Michigan 33, UCLA 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1983): UCLA 24, Michigan 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1984): UCLA 45, Illinois 9
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1985): UCLA 39, Miami 37
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1986): UCLA 45, Iowa 28
  • Freedom Bowl (Dec. 30, 1986): UCLA 31, BYU 10
  • Aloha Bowl (Dec. 25, 1987): UCLA 20, Florida 16
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 2, 1989): UCLA 17, Arkansas 3
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 1991): UCLA 6, Illinois 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1994): Wisconsin 21, UCLA 16
  • Aloha Bowl (Dec. 25, 1995): Kansas 51, UCLA 30
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1, 1998): UCLA 29, Texas A&M 23
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1999): Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 29, 2000): Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 25, 2022): UCLA 27, New Mexico 13
  • Silicon Valley Bowl (Dec. 30, 2003): Fresno State 17, UCLA 9
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 23, 2004): Wyoming 24, UCLA 21
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 30, 2005): UCLA 50, Northwestern 38
  • Emerald Bowl (Dec. 27, 2006): Florida State 44, UCLA 27
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 22, 2007): BYU 17, UCLA 16
  • EagleBank Bowl (Dec. 29, 2009): UCLA 30, Temple 21
  • Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Dec. 31, 2011): Illinois 20, UCLA 14
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 27, 2012): Baylor 49, UCLA 26
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2013): UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12
  • Alamo Bowl (Jan. 2, 2015): UCLA 40, Kansas State 35
  • Foster Farms Bowl (Dec. 26, 2015): Nebraska 37, UCLA 29
  • Cactus Bowl (Dec. 26, 2017): Kansas State 35, UCLA 17
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 30, 2022): Pittsburgh 37, UCLA 35

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