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Ohio State Buckeyes Bowls

Location: Columbus, Ohio ▪ Colors: Scarlet & Gray
Stadium: Ohio Stadium (cap. 102,329)
Record*: 103 Years, 741-251-36, .738 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 729-250-36 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 35 Times
Bowls: 43 Bowls, 20-23, .465 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 60 Times (Preseason), 53 Times (Final), 821 Weeks (Total)

44 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2013 Jan 3, 2014 Fri Orange Bowl Clemson 40 Ohio State 35 Discover Orange Bowl - Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
2 2011 Jan 2, 2012 Mon Gator Bowl Florida 24 Ohio State 17 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
3 2010 Jan 4, 2011 Tue Sugar Bowl Ohio State 31 Arkansas 26 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
4 2009 Jan 1, 2010 Fri Rose Bowl Ohio State 26 Oregon 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
5 2008 Jan 5, 2009 Mon Fiesta Bowl Texas 24 Ohio State 21 Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ)
6 2007 Jan 7, 2008 Mon BCS Championship Louisiana State 38 Ohio State 24 BCS Championship (New Orleans, LA)
7 2006 Jan 8, 2007 Mon BCS Championship Florida 41 Ohio State 14 BCS Championship (Glendale, AZ)
8 2005 Jan 2, 2006 Mon Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 34 Notre Dame 20 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
9 2004 Dec 29, 2004 Wed Alamo Bowl Ohio State 33 Oklahoma State 7 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
10 2003 Jan 2, 2004 Fri Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 35 Kansas State 28 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
11 2002 Jan 3, 2003 Fri Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 31 Miami (FL) 24 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
12 2001 Jan 1, 2002 Tue Outback Bowl South Carolina 31 Ohio State 28 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
13 2000 Jan 1, 2001 Mon Outback Bowl South Carolina 24 Ohio State 7 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
14 1998 Jan 1, 1999 Fri Sugar Bowl Ohio State 24 Texas A&M 14 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
15 1997 Jan 1, 1998 Thu Sugar Bowl Florida State 31 Ohio State 14 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
16 1996 Jan 1, 1997 Wed Rose Bowl Ohio State 20 Arizona State 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
17 1995 Jan 1, 1996 Mon Citrus Bowl Tennessee 20 Ohio State 14 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
18 1994 Jan 2, 1995 Mon Citrus Bowl Alabama 24 Ohio State 17 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
19 1993 Dec 30, 1993 Thu Holiday Bowl Ohio State 28 Brigham Young 21 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
20 1992 Jan 1, 1993 Fri Citrus Bowl Georgia 21 Ohio State 14 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 1991 Jan 1, 1992 Wed Hall of Fame Bowl Syracuse 24 Ohio State 17 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
22 1990 Dec 27, 1990 Thu Liberty Bowl Air Force 23 Ohio State 11 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
23 1989 Jan 1, 1990 Mon Hall of Fame Bowl Auburn 31 Ohio State 14 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
24 1986 Jan 1, 1987 Thu Cotton Bowl Ohio State 28 Texas A&M 12 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
25 1985 Dec 28, 1985 Sat Citrus Bowl Ohio State 10 Brigham Young 7 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
26 1984 Jan 1, 1985 Tue Rose Bowl Southern California 20 Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
27 1983 Jan 2, 1984 Mon Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 28 Pittsburgh 23 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
28 1982 Dec 17, 1982 Fri Holiday Bowl Ohio State 47 Brigham Young 17 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
29 1981 Dec 30, 1981 Wed Liberty Bowl Ohio State 31 Navy 28 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
30 1980 Dec 26, 1980 Fri Fiesta Bowl Penn State 31 Ohio State 19 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
31 1979 Jan 1, 1980 Tue Rose Bowl Southern California 17 Ohio State 16 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
32 1978 Dec 29, 1978 Fri Gator Bowl Clemson 17 Ohio State 15 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
33 1977 Jan 2, 1978 Mon Sugar Bowl Alabama 35 Ohio State 6 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
34 1976 Jan 1, 1977 Sat Orange Bowl Ohio State 27 Colorado 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
35 1975 Jan 1, 1976 Thu Rose Bowl UCLA 23 Ohio State 10 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
36 1974 Jan 1, 1975 Wed Rose Bowl Southern California 18 Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
37 1973 Jan 1, 1974 Tue Rose Bowl Ohio State 42 Southern California 21 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
38 1972 Jan 1, 1973 Mon Rose Bowl Southern California 42 Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
39 1970 Jan 1, 1971 Fri Rose Bowl Stanford 27 Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
40 1968 Jan 1, 1969 Wed Rose Bowl Ohio State 27 Southern California 16 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
41 1957 Jan 1, 1958 Wed Rose Bowl Ohio State 10 Oregon 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
42 1954 Jan 1, 1955 Sat Rose Bowl Ohio State 20 Southern California 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
43 1949 Jan 2, 1950 Mon Rose Bowl Ohio State 17 California 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
44 1920 Jan 1, 1921 Sat Rose Bowl California 28 Ohio State 0 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)