Utah Utes Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

Adam Taylor McKillop
Utah bowl game history, including wins, appearances and all-time record.
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Bowl season is underway after an exciting 2022 college football campaign. One successful program taking part in the postseason once again is the Utah Utes, who will face Penn State at the Rose Bowl on Monday, Jan. 2.

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

Utah Bowl Game History

Utah has frequented the college football postseason throughout its history. The Utes have played in 24 bowls prior to facing Penn State.

The Utes made their first bowl appearance in 1939 when they defeated New Mexico 26-0 in the Sun Bowl.

Utah is just 1-3 in their last four bowl appearances. Their most recent win came during the Heart of Dallas Bowl, a 30-14 win over West Virginia in 2017.

Utah Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Utah owns a 17-7 all-time record (70.8%) in bowl games ahead of facing Penn State. Check out the school's full bowl results below:

  • Sun Bowl (Jan. 2, 1939): Utah 26, New Mexico 0
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 19, 1964): Utah 32, West Virginia 6
  • Cooper Bowl (Dec. 29, 1992): Washington State 31, Utah 28
  • Freedom Bowl (Dec. 30, 1993): USC 28, Utah 21
  • Freedom Bowl (Dec. 27, 1994): Utah 16, Arizona 13
  • Cooper Bowl (Dec. 27, 1996): Wisconsin 38, Utah 10
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 18, 1999): Utah 17, Fresno State 16
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 25, 2001): Utah 10, USC 6
  • Liberty Bowl (Dec. 31, 2003): Utah 17, Southern Mississippi 0
  • Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 2005): Utah 35, Pitt 7
  • Emerald Bowl (Dec. 29, 2005): Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
  • Armed Forces Bowl (Dec. 23, 2006): Utah 25, Tulsa 13
  • Poinsettia Bowl (Dec. 20, 2007): Utah 35, Navy 32
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2, 2009): Utah 31, Alabam 17
  • Poinsettia Bowl (Dec. 3, 2009): Utah 37, California 27
  • Maaco Bowl (Dec. 22, 2010): Boise State 26, Utah 3
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2011): Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 20, 2014): Utah 45, Colorado State 10
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 19, 2015): Utah 35, BYU 28
  • Foster Farms Bowl (Dec. 28, 2016): Utah 26, Indiana 24
  • Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dec. 26, 2017): Utah 30, West Virginia 14
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 31, 2018): Northwestern 31, Utah 20
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 31, 2019): Texas 38, Utah 10
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2022): Ohio State 48, Utah 45
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 2023): Utah TBD, Penn State TBD

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