USC Trojans Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Isaiah De Los Santos
USC Trojans bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
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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 USC Trojans. Here's everything you need to know about USC's bowl history before making its next appearance.

USC's Bowl Game History

It's no surprise such a successful college football program like USC has been a constant participant in the postseason. The Trojans have played in 55 bowl games all-time prior to Monday's Cotton Bowl.

USC's first-ever bowl game took place after the 1922 season. The Trojans played in the Rose Bowl against Penn State and won 14-3. That kicked off a streak of eight straight Rose Bowl wins for USC.

USC most recently participated in the postseason in 2019. The school faced Iowa in the Holiday Bowl, but fell 49-24 in that contest.

USC Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

USC owns a 35-20 all-time record in bowl games before playing on Monday. Check out the school's full postseason results below.

  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1923): USC 14, Penn State 3
  • Los Angeles Christmas Festival (Dec. 25, 1924): USC 20, Missouri 7
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1930): USC 47, Pitt 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1932): USC 21, Tulane 12
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1933): USC 35, Pitt 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1939): USC 7, Duke 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1940): USC 14, Tennessee 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1944): USC 29, Washington 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1945): USC 25, Tennessee 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1946): Alabama 34, USC 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1948): Michigan 49, USC 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1953): USC 7, Wiscosnin 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1955): Ohio State 20, USC 7
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1963): USC 42, Wisconsin 37
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1967): Purdue 14, USC 13
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1. 1968): USC 14, Indiana 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1969): Ohio State 27, USC 16
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1970): USC 10, Michigan 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1973): USC 42, Ohio State 17
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1974): Ohio State 42, USC 21
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1975): USC 18, Ohio State 17
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 22, 1975): USC 20, Texas A&M 0
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1977): USC 14, Michigan 6
  • Bluebonnet Bowl (Dec. 31, 1977): USC 47, Texas A&M 28
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1979): USC 17, Michigan 10
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1980): USC 17, Ohio State 16
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1982): Penn State 26, USC 10
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1985): USC 20, Ohio State 17
  • Aloha Bowl (Dec. 28, 1985): Alabama 24, USC 3
  • Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 1987): Auburn 16, USC 7
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1988): Michigan State 20, USC 17
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 1989): Michigan 22, USC 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1990): USC 17, Michigan 10
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 1990): Michigan State 17, USC 16
  • Freedom Bowl (Dec. 29, 1992): Fresno State 24, USC 7
  • Freedom Bowl (Dec. 30, 1993): USC 28, Utah 21
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 2, 1995): USC 55, Texas Tech 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1996): USC 41, Northwestern 32
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 1998): TCU 28, USC 19
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 25, 2001): Utah 10, USC 6
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 2, 2003): USC 38, Iowa 17
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2004): USC 28, Michigan 14
  • Orange Bowl (Jan. 4, 2005): USC 55, Oklahoma 19
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 4, 2006): Texas 41, USC 38
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2007): USC 32, Michigan 18
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2008): USC 49, Illinois 17
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2009): USC 38, Penn State 24
  • Emerald Bowl (Dec. 26, 2009): USC 24, Boston College 13
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2012): Georgia Tech 21, USC 7
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 21, 2013): USC 45, Fresno State 20
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 27, 2014): USC 45, Nebraska 42
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30, 2015): Wisconsin 23, USC 21
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 2017): USC 52, Penn State 49
  • Cotton Bowl (Dec. 29, 2017): Ohio State 24, USC 7
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 27, 2019): Iowa 49, USC 24
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 2, 2023): USC TBD, Tulane TBD

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