Wisconsin Badgers Bowl Game History (Wins, Appearances and All-Time Record)

David Kaestle
Wisconsin Badgers bowl history and results.
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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 Wisconsin Badgers. Here's everything you need to know about Wisconsin's bowl history before making its next appearance.

Wisconsin Bowl Game History

Wisconsin has been a mainstay during bowl season in recent years. The Badgers have played in 34 bowls across the school's history and in 21 consecutive years.

The Badgers made their first bowl appearance in 1953. Their first win came in 1982, a 14-3 victory over Kansas State in the Independence Bowl.

The Badgers' current stretch of 21 straight bowl games is one of the highest in the nation. Their most recent postseason appearance was in 2022, when they defeated Oklahoma State 24-17 in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.

Wisconsin Bowl Game Wins and Appearances

Wisconsin owns a 19-15 all-time record in bowl games. Check out the school's full postseason results below.

  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1953): Wisconsin 0, USC 7
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1960): Wisconsin 8, Washington 44
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1963): Wisconsin 37, USC 42
  • Garden State Bowl (Dec. 13, 1981): Wisconsin 21, Tennessee 28
  • Independence Bowl (Dec. 11, 1982): Wisconsin 14, Kansas State 3
  • Hall of Fame Classic Bowl (Dec. 29, 1984): Wisconsin 19, Kentucky 20
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1994): Wisconsin 21, UCLA 16
  • Hall of Fame Bowl (Jan. 2, 1995): Wisconsin 34, Duke 20
  • Copper Bowl (Dec. 27, 1996): Wisconsin 38, Utah 10
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 1998): Wisconsin 6, Georgia 33
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 1999): Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2000): Wisconsin 17, Stanford 9
  • Sun Bowl (Dec. 29, 2000): Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20
  • Alamo Bowl (Dec. 28, 2002): Wisconsin 31, Colorado 28
  • Music City Bowl (Dec. 31, 2003): Wisconsin 14, Auburn 28
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2005): Wisconsin 21, Georgia 24
  • Capital One Bowl (Jan. 2, 2006): Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10
  • Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1, 2007): Wisconsin 17, Arkansas 14
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2008): Wisconsin 17, Tennessee 21
  • Champs Sports Bowl (Dec. 27, 2008): Wisconsin 13, Florida State 42
  • Champs Sports Bowl (Dec. 29, 2009): Wisconsin 20, Miami 14
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2011): Wisconsin 19, TCU 21
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 2, 2012): Wisconsin 38, Oregon 45
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2013): Wisconsin 14, Stanford 20
  • Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1, 2014): Wisconsin 24, South Carolina 34
  • Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, 2015): Wisconsin 34, Auburn 31
  • Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30, 2015): Wisconsin 23, USC 21
  • Cotton Bowl (Jan. 2, 2017): Wisconsin 24, Western Michigan 16
  • Orange Bowl (Dec. 30, 2017): Wisconsin 34, Miami 24
  • Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 27, 2018): Wisconsin 35, Miami 3
  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1, 2020): Wisconsin 27, Oregon 28
  • Duke's Mayo Bowl (Dec. 30, 2020): Wisconsin 42, Wake Forest 28
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 30, 2021): Wisconsin 20, ASU 13
  • Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Dec. 27, 2022): Wisconsin 24, Oklahoma State 17

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