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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Bowls

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana ▪ Colors: Blue & Gold
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium (cap. 80,795)
Record: 108 Years, 800-290-33, .727 W-L% (Major School)

Conference: Ind
Bowls: 32 Bowls, 15-17, .469 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 52 Times (Preseason), 51 Times (Final), 743 Weeks (Total)

33 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2013 Dec 28, 2013 Sat Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame 29 Rutgers 16 New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
2 2012 Jan 7, 2013 Mon BCS Championship Alabama 42 Notre Dame 14 BCS Championship (Miami, FL)
3 2011 Dec 29, 2011 Thu Champs Sports Bowl Florida State 18 Notre Dame 14 Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando, FL)
4 2010 Dec 31, 2010 Fri Sun Bowl Notre Dame 33 Miami (FL) 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
5 2008 Dec 24, 2008 Wed Hawaii Bowl Notre Dame 49 Hawaii 21 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
6 2006 Jan 3, 2007 Wed Sugar Bowl Louisiana State 41 Notre Dame 14 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
7 2005 Jan 2, 2006 Mon Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 34 Notre Dame 20 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
8 2004 Dec 28, 2004 Tue Insight Bowl Oregon State 38 Notre Dame 21 Insight Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)
9 2002 Jan 1, 2003 Wed Gator Bowl North Carolina State 28 Notre Dame 6 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
10 2000 Jan 1, 2001 Mon Fiesta Bowl Oregon State 41 Notre Dame 9 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
11 1998 Jan 1, 1999 Fri Gator Bowl Georgia Tech 35 Notre Dame 28 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
12 1997 Dec 28, 1997 Sun Independence Bowl Louisiana State 27 Notre Dame 9 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
13 1995 Jan 1, 1996 Mon Orange Bowl Florida State 31 Notre Dame 26 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
14 1994 Jan 2, 1995 Mon Fiesta Bowl Colorado 41 Notre Dame 24 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
15 1993 Jan 1, 1994 Sat Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 24 Texas A&M 21 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
16 1992 Jan 1, 1993 Fri Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 28 Texas A&M 3 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
17 1991 Jan 1, 1992 Wed Sugar Bowl Notre Dame 39 Florida 28 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
18 1990 Jan 1, 1991 Tue Orange Bowl Colorado 10 Notre Dame 9 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
19 1989 Jan 1, 1990 Mon Orange Bowl Notre Dame 21 Colorado 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
20 1988 Jan 2, 1989 Mon Fiesta Bowl Notre Dame 34 West Virginia 21 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 1987 Jan 1, 1988 Fri Cotton Bowl Texas A&M 35 Notre Dame 10 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
22 1984 Dec 29, 1984 Sat Aloha Bowl Southern Methodist 27 Notre Dame 20 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
23 1983 Dec 29, 1983 Thu Liberty Bowl Notre Dame 19 Boston College 18 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
24 1980 Jan 1, 1981 Thu Sugar Bowl Georgia 17 Notre Dame 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
25 1978 Jan 1, 1979 Mon Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 35 Houston 34 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
26 1977 Jan 2, 1978 Mon Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 38 Texas 10 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
27 1976 Dec 27, 1976 Mon Gator Bowl Notre Dame 20 Penn State 9 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
28 1974 Jan 1, 1975 Wed Orange Bowl Notre Dame 13 Alabama 11 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
29 1973 Dec 31, 1973 Mon Sugar Bowl Notre Dame 24 Alabama 23 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
30 1972 Jan 1, 1973 Mon Orange Bowl Nebraska 40 Notre Dame 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
31 1970 Jan 1, 1971 Fri Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 24 Texas 11 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
32 1969 Jan 1, 1970 Thu Cotton Bowl Texas 21 Notre Dame 17 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
33 1924 Jan 1, 1925 Thu Rose Bowl Notre Dame 27 Stanford 10 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)