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Games: 79 (1936-2013)

First Game: January 1, 1936 (New Mexico State 14, Hardin-Simmons 14)
Last Game: December 31, 2013 (UCLA vs. Virginia Tech)

Most Points: 56 (Oregon in 2007)
Fewest Points: 0 (10 times)
Largest Margin: +42 (Texas over Maryland in 1978)

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79 Games

Year Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Attendance MVP Sponsor
2013 Dec 31, 2013 Tue UCLA 42 Virginia Tech 12 47,912 QB Brett Hundley (UCLA)
LB Jordan Zumwalt (UCLA)
Hyundai
2012 Dec 31, 2012 Mon Georgia Tech 21 Southern California 7 47,922 DB Rod Sweeting (Georgia Tech) Hyundai
2011 Dec 31, 2011 Sat Utah 30 Georgia Tech 27 48,123 DL Star Lotulelei (Utah) Hyundai
2010 Dec 31, 2010 Fri Notre Dame 33 Miami (FL) 17 54,021 WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) Hyundai
2009 Dec 31, 2009 Thu Oklahoma 31 Stanford 27 53,713 WR Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)
DL Gerlad McCoy (Oklahoma)
Brut
2008 Dec 31, 2008 Wed Oregon State 3 Pittsburgh 0 49,037 DL Victor Strong-Butler (Oregon State) Brut
2007 Dec 31, 2007 Mon Oregon 56 South Florida 21 49,867 OL Fenuki Tupou (Oregon)
RB Jonathan Stewart (Oregon)
Brut
2006 Dec 29, 2006 Fri Oregon State 39 Missouri 38 48,732 DL Xzavie Jackson (Missouri)
QB Matt Moore (Oregon State)
Brut
2005 Dec 30, 2005 Fri UCLA 50 Northwestern 38 50,426 DL Kevin Mims (Northwestern)
RB Kahlil Bell (UCLA)
Vitalis
2004 Dec 31, 2004 Fri Arizona State 27 Purdue 23 51,288 DL Brandon Villareal (Purdue)
QB Sam Keller (Arizona State)
Vitalis
2003 Dec 31, 2003 Wed Minnesota 31 Oregon 30 49,894 DL Junior Siavaii (Oregon)
WR Samie Parker (Oregon)
Wells Fargo
2002 Dec 31, 2002 Tue Purdue 34 Washington 24 48,917 DL Shaun Phillips (Purdue)
QB Kyle Orton (Purdue)
Wells Fargo
2001 Dec 31, 2001 Mon Washington State 33 Purdue 27 47,812 DL Akin Ayodele (Purdue)
DB Lamont Thompson (Washington State)
Wells Fargo
2000 Dec 29, 2000 Fri Wisconsin 21 UCLA 20 49,093 OL Oscar Cabrera (UCLA)
WR Freddie Mitchell (UCLA)
Wells Fargo
1999 Dec 31, 1999 Fri Oregon 24 Minnesota 20 48,757 DL Dyron Russ (Minnesota)
QB Billy Cockerham (Minnesota)
Wells Fargo
1998 Dec 31, 1998 Thu Texas Christian 28 Southern California 19 46,612 DL London Dunlap (Texas Christian)
RB Basil Mitchell (Texas Christian)
Norwest
1997 Dec 31, 1997 Wed Arizona State 17 Iowa 7 49,104 DL Jeremy Staat (Arizona State)
RB Mike Martin (Arizona State)
Norwest
1996 Dec 31, 1996 Tue Stanford 38 Michigan State 0 42,721 DL Kailee Wong (Stanford)
QB Chad Hutchinson (Stanford)
Norwest
1995 Dec 29, 1995 Fri Iowa 38 Washington 18 49,116 DL Jared DeVries (Iowa)
RB Sedrick Shaw (Iowa)
1994 Dec 30, 1994 Fri Texas 35 North Carolina 31 50,612 OL Blake Brockermeyer (Texas)
RB Priest Holmes (Texas)
1993 Dec 24, 1993 Fri Oklahoma 41 Texas Tech 10 43,848 DL Shawn Jackson (Texas Tech)
RB Jerald Moore (Oklahoma)
John Hancock
1992 Dec 31, 1992 Thu Baylor 20 Arizona 15 41,622 DL Rob Waldrop (Arizona)
WR Melvin Bonner (Baylor)
John Hancock
1991 Dec 31, 1991 Tue UCLA 6 Illinois 3 42,281 DL Mike Ploskey (Illinois)
LB Arnold Ale (UCLA)
John Hancock
1990 Dec 31, 1990 Mon Michigan State 17 Southern California 16 50,562 LB Craig Hartsuyker (Southern California)
WR Courtney Hawkins (Michigan State)
John Hancock
1989 Dec 30, 1989 Sat Pittsburgh 31 Texas A&M 28 44,887 LB Anthony Williams (Texas A&M)
QB Alex Van Pelt (Pittsburgh)
John Hancock
1988 Dec 24, 1988 Sat Alabama 29 Army 28 48,719 LB Derrick Thomas (Alabama)
QB David Smith (Alabama)
John Hancock
1987 Dec 25, 1987 Fri Oklahoma State 35 West Virginia 33 43,240 LB Darren Warren (West Virginia)
RB Thurman Thomas (Oklahoma State)
John Hancock
1986 Dec 25, 1986 Thu Alabama 28 Washington 6 48,722 DL Steve Alvord (Washington)
DL Cornelius Bennett (Alabama)
John Hancock
1985 Dec 28, 1985 Sat Georgia 13 Arizona 13 52,203 OL Peter Anderson (Georgia)
K Max Zendejas (Arizona)
1984 Dec 22, 1984 Sat Maryland 28 Tennessee 27 50,126 LB Carl Zander (Tennessee)
RB Rick Badanjek (Maryland)
1983 Dec 24, 1983 Sat Alabama 28 Southern Methodist 7 41,412 OL Wes Neighbors (Alabama)
QB Walter Lewis (Alabama)
1982 Dec 25, 1982 Sat North Carolina 26 Texas 10 31,359 DB Ronnie Mullins (Texas)
RB Ethan Horton (North Carolina)
1981 Dec 26, 1981 Sat Oklahoma 40 Houston 14 33,816 DL Rick Bryan (Oklahoma)
QB Darrell Shepard (Oklahoma)
1980 Dec 27, 1980 Sat Nebraska 31 Mississippi State 17 34,273 DL Jimmy Williams (Nebraska)
QB Jeff Quinn (Nebraska)
1979 Dec 22, 1979 Sat Washington 14 Texas 7 33,412 WR Paul Skansi (Washington)
DL Doug Martin (Washington)
1978 Dec 23, 1978 Sat Texas 42 Maryland 0 33,122 RB Lam Jones (Texas)
DL Dwight Jefferson (Texas)
1977 Dec 31, 1977 Sat Stanford 24 Louisiana State 14 31,318 RB Charles Alexander (Louisiana State)
LB Gordon Ceresino (Stanford)
1976 Jan 2, 1977 Sun Texas A&M 37 Florida 14 33,122 K Tony Franklin (Texas A&M)
DL Edgar Fields (Texas A&M)
1975 Dec 26, 1975 Fri Pittsburgh 33 Kansas 19 33,240 QB Robert Haygood (Pittsburgh)
DL Al Romano (Pittsburgh)
1974 Dec 28, 1974 Sat Mississippi State 26 North Carolina 24 30,131 RB Terry Vitrano (Mississippi State)
DL Jimmy Webb (Mississippi State)
1973 Dec 29, 1973 Sat Missouri 34 Auburn 17 30,127 RB Ray Bybee (Missouri)
TE John Kelsey (Missouri)
1972 Dec 30, 1972 Sat North Carolina 32 Texas Tech 28 31,312 RB George Smith (Texas Tech)
DL Ecomet Burley (Texas Tech)
1971 Dec 18, 1971 Sat Louisiana State 33 Iowa State 15 33,503 QB Bert Jones (Louisiana State)
LB Matt Blair (Iowa State)
1970 Dec 19, 1970 Sat Georgia Tech 17 Texas Tech 9 30,512 DL Rock Perdoni (Georgia Tech)
LB Bill Flowers (Georgia Tech)
1969 Dec 20, 1969 Sat Nebraska 45 Georgia 6 29,723 RB Paul Rogers (Nebraska)
LB Jerry Murtaugh (Nebraska)
1968 Dec 28, 1968 Sat Auburn 34 Arizona 10 32,307 QB Buddy McClinton (Auburn)
OL David Campbell (Auburn)
1967 Dec 30, 1967 Sat Texas-El Paso 14 Mississippi 7 34,685 QB Billy Stevens (Texas-El Paso)
LB Fred Carr (Texas-El Paso)
1966 Dec 24, 1966 Sat Wyoming 28 Florida State 20 24,381 RB Jim Kiick (Wyoming)
DL Jerry Durling (Wyoming)
1965 Dec 31, 1965 Fri Texas-El Paso 13 Texas Christian 12 27,450 QB Billy Stevens (Texas-El Paso)
OL Ronny Nixon (Texas Christian)
1964 Dec 26, 1964 Sat Georgia 7 Texas Tech 0 28,500 QB Preston Ridlehuber (Georgia)
OL Jim Wilson (Georgia)
1963 Dec 31, 1963 Tue Oregon 21 Southern Methodist 14 26,500 QB Bob Berry (Oregon)
OL Dun Hughes (Southern Methodist)
1962 Dec 31, 1962 Mon West Texas A&M 15 Ohio 14 16,000 RB Jerry Logan (West Texas A&M)
OL Don Hoovler (Ohio)
1961 Dec 30, 1961 Sat Villanova 17 Wichita State 9 15,000 RB Billy Joe (Villanova)
OL Rich Ross (Villanova)
1960 Dec 31, 1960 Sat New Mexico State 20 Utah State 13 16,000 QB Charley Johnson (New Mexico State)
1959 Dec 31, 1959 Thu New Mexico State 28 North Texas 8 14,000 QB Charley Johnson (New Mexico State)
1958 Dec 31, 1958 Wed Wyoming 14 Hardin-Simmons 6 13,000 OL Leonard Kucewski (Wyoming)
1957 Jan 1, 1958 Wed Louisville 34 Drake 20 12,000 RB Ken Porco (Louisville)
1956 Jan 1, 1957 Tue George Washington 13 Texas-El Paso 0 13,500 RB Claude Austin (George Washington)
1955 Jan 2, 1956 Mon Wyoming 21 Texas Tech 14 14,500 RB Jim Crawford (Wyoming)
1954 Jan 1, 1955 Sat Texas-El Paso 47 Florida State 20 14,000 QB Jesse Whittenton (Texas-El Paso)
1953 Jan 1, 1954 Fri Texas-El Paso 37 Southern Mississippi 14 9,500 QB Dick Shinaut (Texas-El Paso)
1952 Jan 1, 1953 Thu Pacific 26 Southern Mississippi 7 11,000 RB Tom McCormick (Pacific (Cal.))
1951 Jan 1, 1952 Tue Texas Tech 25 Pacific 14 17,000 QB Junior Arteburn (Texas Tech)
1950 Jan 1, 1951 Mon West Texas A&M 14 Cincinnati 13 16,000 WR Bill Cross (West Texas A&M)
1949 Jan 2, 1950 Mon Texas-El Paso 33 Georgetown 20 15,000 RB Harvey Gabrel (Texas-El Paso)
1948 Jan 1, 1949 Sat West Virginia 21 Texas-El Paso 12 13,000
1947 Jan 1, 1948 Thu Miami (OH) 13 Texas Tech 12 18,000
1946 Jan 1, 1947 Wed Cincinnati 18 Virginia Tech 6 10,000
1945 Jan 1, 1946 Tue New Mexico 34 Denver 24 15,000
1944 Jan 1, 1945 Mon Southwestern (TX) 35 University of Mexico 0 13,000
1943 Jan 1, 1944 Sat Southwestern (TX) 7 New Mexico 0 18,000
1942 Jan 1, 1943 Fri Second Air Force (Washington) 13 Hardin-Simmons 7 16,000
1941 Jan 1, 1942 Thu Tulsa 6 Texas Tech 0 14,000
1940 Jan 1, 1941 Wed Western Reserve 26 Arizona State 13 14,000
1939 Jan 1, 1940 Mon Catholic 0 Arizona State 0 12,000
1938 Jan 2, 1939 Mon Utah 26 New Mexico 0 13,000
1937 Jan 1, 1938 Sat West Virginia 7 Texas Tech 6 12,000
1936 Jan 1, 1937 Fri Hardin-Simmons 34 Texas-El Paso 6 10,000
1935 Jan 1, 1936 Wed New Mexico State 14 Hardin-Simmons 14 11,000