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Big Eight Conference Bowl Games

Known as: Big Eight Conference, Big Seven Conference, Big Six Conference, Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Record*: 89 Years, 3265-2796-293, .537 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 3268-2795-291 by NCAA.

Bowls: 128 Bowls, 63-64-1, .496 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 94 (Preseason), 117 (Final), 1630 (Total)

127 Games

Conference schools in bold ▪ Click date for box score, if available
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 1995 Jan 2, 1996 Tue Fiesta Bowl Nebraska 62 Florida 24 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
2 1995 Jan 1, 1996 Mon Cotton Bowl Colorado 38 Oregon 6 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
3 1995 Dec 29, 1995 Fri Holiday Bowl Kansas State 54 Colorado State 21 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
4 1995 Dec 25, 1995 Mon Aloha Bowl Kansas 51 UCLA 30 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
5 1994 Jan 2, 1995 Mon Fiesta Bowl Colorado 41 Notre Dame 24 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
6 1994 Jan 1, 1995 Sun Orange Bowl Nebraska 24 Miami (FL) 17 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
7 1994 Dec 29, 1994 Thu Copper Bowl Brigham Young 31 Oklahoma 6 Copper Bowl (Tucson, AZ)
8 1994 Dec 25, 1994 Sun Aloha Bowl Boston College 12 Kansas State 7 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
9 1993 Jan 1, 1994 Sat Orange Bowl Florida State 18 Nebraska 16 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
10 1993 Dec 29, 1993 Wed Copper Bowl Kansas State 52 Wyoming 17 Copper Bowl (Tucson, AZ)
11 1993 Dec 25, 1993 Sat Aloha Bowl Colorado 41 Fresno State 30 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
12 1993 Dec 24, 1993 Fri Sun Bowl Oklahoma 41 Texas Tech 10 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
13 1992 Jan 1, 1993 Fri Fiesta Bowl Syracuse 26 Colorado 22 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
14 1992 Jan 1, 1993 Fri Orange Bowl Florida State 27 Nebraska 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
15 1992 Dec 25, 1992 Fri Aloha Bowl Kansas 23 Brigham Young 20 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
16 1991 Jan 1, 1992 Wed Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 22 Nebraska 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
17 1991 Dec 29, 1991 Sun Gator Bowl Oklahoma 48 Virginia 14 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
18 1991 Dec 28, 1991 Sat Blockbuster Bowl Alabama 30 Colorado 25 Blockbuster Bowl (Miami, FL)
19 1990 Jan 1, 1991 Tue Citrus Bowl Georgia Tech 45 Nebraska 21 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
20 1990 Jan 1, 1991 Tue Orange Bowl Colorado 10 Notre Dame 9 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 1989 Jan 1, 1990 Mon Fiesta Bowl Florida State 41 Nebraska 17 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
22 1989 Jan 1, 1990 Mon Orange Bowl Notre Dame 21 Colorado 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
23 1988 Jan 2, 1989 Mon Citrus Bowl Clemson 13 Oklahoma 6 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
24 1988 Jan 2, 1989 Mon Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 23 Nebraska 3 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
25 1988 Dec 30, 1988 Fri Holiday Bowl Oklahoma State 62 Wyoming 14 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
26 1988 Dec 29, 1988 Thu Freedom Bowl Brigham Young 20 Colorado 17 Freedom Bowl (Anaheim, CA)
27 1987 Jan 1, 1988 Fri Fiesta Bowl Florida State 31 Nebraska 28 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
28 1987 Jan 1, 1988 Fri Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 20 Oklahoma 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
29 1987 Dec 25, 1987 Fri Sun Bowl Oklahoma State 35 West Virginia 33 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
30 1986 Jan 1, 1987 Thu Orange Bowl Oklahoma 42 Arkansas 8 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
31 1986 Jan 1, 1987 Thu Sugar Bowl Nebraska 30 Louisiana State 15 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
32 1986 Dec 31, 1986 Wed Bluebonnet Bowl Baylor 21 Colorado 9 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
33 1985 Jan 1, 1986 Wed Fiesta Bowl Michigan 27 Nebraska 23 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
34 1985 Jan 1, 1986 Wed Orange Bowl Oklahoma 25 Penn State 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
35 1985 Dec 30, 1985 Mon Freedom Bowl Washington 20 Colorado 17 Freedom Bowl (Anaheim, CA)
36 1985 Dec 30, 1985 Mon Gator Bowl Florida State 34 Oklahoma State 23 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
37 1984 Jan 1, 1985 Tue Orange Bowl Washington 28 Oklahoma 17 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
38 1984 Jan 1, 1985 Tue Sugar Bowl Nebraska 28 Louisiana State 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
39 1984 Dec 28, 1984 Fri Gator Bowl Oklahoma State 21 South Carolina 14 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
40 1983 Jan 2, 1984 Mon Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 31 Nebraska 30 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
41 1983 Dec 31, 1983 Sat Bluebonnet Bowl Oklahoma State 24 Baylor 14 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
42 1983 Dec 23, 1983 Fri Holiday Bowl Brigham Young 21 Missouri 17 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
43 1982 Jan 1, 1983 Sat Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 32 Oklahoma 21 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
44 1982 Jan 1, 1983 Sat Orange Bowl Nebraska 21 Louisiana State 20 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
45 1982 Dec 11, 1982 Sat Independence Bowl Wisconsin 14 Kansas State 3 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
46 1981 Jan 1, 1982 Fri Orange Bowl Clemson 22 Nebraska 15 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
47 1981 Dec 31, 1981 Thu Hall of Fame Classic Mississippi State 10 Kansas 0 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
48 1981 Dec 26, 1981 Sat Sun Bowl Oklahoma 40 Houston 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
49 1981 Dec 19, 1981 Sat Tangerine Bowl Missouri 19 Southern Mississippi 17 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
50 1981 Dec 12, 1981 Sat Independence Bowl Texas A&M 33 Oklahoma State 16 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
51 1980 Jan 1, 1981 Thu Orange Bowl Oklahoma 18 Florida State 17 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
52 1980 Dec 27, 1980 Sat Liberty Bowl Purdue 28 Missouri 25 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
53 1980 Dec 27, 1980 Sat Sun Bowl Nebraska 31 Mississippi State 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
54 1979 Jan 1, 1980 Tue Cotton Bowl Houston 17 Nebraska 14 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
55 1979 Jan 1, 1980 Tue Orange Bowl Oklahoma 24 Florida State 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
56 1979 Dec 29, 1979 Sat Hall of Fame Classic Missouri 24 South Carolina 14 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
57 1978 Jan 1, 1979 Mon Orange Bowl Oklahoma 31 Nebraska 24 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
58 1978 Dec 23, 1978 Sat Liberty Bowl Missouri 20 Louisiana State 15 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
59 1978 Dec 20, 1978 Wed Hall of Fame Classic Texas A&M 28 Iowa State 12 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
60 1977 Jan 2, 1978 Mon Orange Bowl Arkansas 31 Oklahoma 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
61 1977 Dec 31, 1977 Sat Peach Bowl North Carolina State 24 Iowa State 14 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
62 1977 Dec 19, 1977 Mon Liberty Bowl Nebraska 21 North Carolina 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
63 1976 Jan 1, 1977 Sat Orange Bowl Ohio State 27 Colorado 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
64 1976 Dec 31, 1976 Fri Bluebonnet Bowl Nebraska 27 Texas Tech 24 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
65 1976 Dec 25, 1976 Sat Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma 41 Wyoming 7 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
66 1976 Dec 18, 1976 Sat Tangerine Bowl Oklahoma State 49 Brigham Young 21 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
67 1975 Jan 1, 1976 Thu Orange Bowl Oklahoma 14 Michigan 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
68 1975 Dec 27, 1975 Sat Bluebonnet Bowl Texas 38 Colorado 21 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
69 1975 Dec 26, 1975 Fri Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 17 Nebraska 14 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
70 1975 Dec 26, 1975 Fri Sun Bowl Pittsburgh 33 Kansas 19 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
71 1974 Dec 31, 1974 Tue Sugar Bowl Nebraska 13 Florida 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
72 1974 Dec 28, 1974 Sat Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma State 16 Brigham Young 6 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
73 1973 Jan 1, 1974 Tue Cotton Bowl Nebraska 19 Texas 3 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
74 1973 Dec 29, 1973 Sat Sun Bowl Missouri 34 Auburn 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
75 1973 Dec 17, 1973 Mon Liberty Bowl North Carolina State 31 Kansas 18 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
76 1972 Jan 1, 1973 Mon Orange Bowl Nebraska 40 Notre Dame 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
77 1972 Dec 31, 1972 Sun Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 14 Penn State 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
78 1972 Dec 30, 1972 Sat Gator Bowl Auburn 24 Colorado 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
79 1972 Dec 23, 1972 Sat Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 49 Missouri 35 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
80 1972 Dec 18, 1972 Mon Liberty Bowl Georgia Tech 31 Iowa State 30 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
81 1971 Jan 1, 1972 Sat Orange Bowl Nebraska 38 Alabama 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
82 1971 Jan 1, 1972 Sat Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 40 Auburn 22 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
83 1971 Dec 31, 1971 Fri Bluebonnet Bowl Colorado 29 Houston 17 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
84 1971 Dec 18, 1971 Sat Sun Bowl Louisiana State 33 Iowa State 15 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
85 1970 Jan 1, 1971 Fri Orange Bowl Nebraska 17 Louisiana State 12 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
86 1970 Dec 31, 1970 Thu Bluebonnet Bowl Oklahoma 24 Alabama 24 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
87 1970 Dec 12, 1970 Sat Liberty Bowl Tulane 17 Colorado 3 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
88 1969 Jan 1, 1970 Thu Orange Bowl Penn State 10 Missouri 3 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
89 1969 Dec 20, 1969 Sat Sun Bowl Nebraska 45 Georgia 6 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
90 1969 Dec 13, 1969 Sat Liberty Bowl Colorado 47 Alabama 33 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
91 1968 Jan 1, 1969 Wed Orange Bowl Penn State 15 Kansas 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
92 1968 Dec 31, 1968 Tue Bluebonnet Bowl Southern Methodist 28 Oklahoma 27 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
93 1968 Dec 28, 1968 Sat Gator Bowl Missouri 35 Alabama 10 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
94 1967 Jan 1, 1968 Mon Orange Bowl Oklahoma 26 Tennessee 24 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
95 1967 Dec 23, 1967 Sat Bluebonnet Bowl Colorado 31 Miami (FL) 21 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
96 1966 Jan 2, 1967 Mon Sugar Bowl Alabama 34 Nebraska 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
97 1965 Jan 1, 1966 Sat Orange Bowl Alabama 39 Nebraska 28 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
98 1965 Jan 1, 1966 Sat Sugar Bowl Missouri 20 Florida 18 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
99 1964 Jan 2, 1965 Sat Gator Bowl Florida State 36 Oklahoma 19 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
100 1964 Jan 1, 1965 Fri Cotton Bowl Arkansas 10 Nebraska 7 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
101 1963 Jan 1, 1964 Wed Orange Bowl Nebraska 13 Auburn 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
102 1962 Jan 1, 1963 Tue Orange Bowl Alabama 17 Oklahoma 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
103 1962 Dec 22, 1962 Sat Bluebonnet Bowl Missouri 14 Georgia Tech 10 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
104 1962 Dec 15, 1962 Sat Gotham Bowl Nebraska 36 Miami (FL) 34 Gotham Bowl (Bronx, NY)
105 1961 Jan 1, 1962 Mon Orange Bowl Louisiana State 25 Colorado 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
106 1961 Dec 16, 1961 Sat Bluebonnet Bowl Kansas 33 Rice 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
107 1960 Jan 2, 1961 Mon Orange Bowl Missouri 21 Navy 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
108 1959 Jan 1, 1960 Fri Orange Bowl Georgia 14 Missouri 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
109 1958 Jan 1, 1959 Thu Orange Bowl Oklahoma 21 Syracuse 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
110 1957 Jan 1, 1958 Wed Orange Bowl Oklahoma 48 Duke 21 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
111 1956 Jan 1, 1957 Tue Orange Bowl Colorado 27 Clemson 21 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
112 1955 Jan 2, 1956 Mon Orange Bowl Oklahoma 20 Maryland 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
113 1954 Jan 1, 1955 Sat Orange Bowl Duke 34 Nebraska 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
114 1953 Jan 1, 1954 Fri Orange Bowl Oklahoma 7 Maryland 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
115 1950 Jan 1, 1951 Mon Sugar Bowl Kentucky 13 Oklahoma 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
116 1949 Jan 2, 1950 Mon Gator Bowl Maryland 20 Missouri 7 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
117 1949 Jan 2, 1950 Mon Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 35 Louisiana State 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
118 1948 Jan 1, 1949 Sat Gator Bowl Clemson 24 Missouri 23 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
119 1948 Jan 1, 1949 Sat Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 14 North Carolina 6 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
120 1947 Jan 1, 1948 Thu Orange Bowl Georgia Tech 20 Kansas 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
121 1946 Jan 1, 1947 Wed Gator Bowl Oklahoma 34 North Carolina State 13 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
122 1945 Jan 1, 1946 Tue Cotton Bowl Texas 40 Missouri 27 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
123 1941 Jan 1, 1942 Thu Sugar Bowl Fordham 2 Missouri 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
124 1940 Jan 1, 1941 Wed Rose Bowl Stanford 21 Nebraska 13 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
125 1939 Jan 1, 1940 Mon Orange Bowl Georgia Tech 21 Missouri 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
126 1938 Jan 2, 1939 Mon Orange Bowl Tennessee 17 Oklahoma 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
127 1924 Dec 25, 1924 Thu Los Angeles Christmas Festival Southern California 20 Missouri 7 Los Angeles Christmas Festival (Los Angeles, CA)