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Purdue Boilermakers Bowls

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana ▪ Colors: Old Gold & Black
Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium (cap. 62,500)
Record*: 123 Years, 585-530-48, .524 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 586-529-48 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 17 Bowls, 9-8, .529 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 15 Times (Preseason), 17 Times (Final), 237 Weeks (Total)

17 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2012 Jan 1, 2013 Tue Heart of Dallas Bowl Oklahoma State 58 Purdue 14 Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas, TX)
2 2011 Dec 27, 2011 Tue Little Caesars Bowl Purdue 37 Western Michigan 32 Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI)
3 2007 Dec 26, 2007 Wed Motor City Bowl Purdue 51 Central Michigan 48 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
4 2006 Dec 29, 2006 Fri Champs Sports Bowl Maryland 24 Purdue 7 Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando, FL)
5 2004 Dec 31, 2004 Fri Sun Bowl Arizona State 27 Purdue 23 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
6 2003 Jan 1, 2004 Thu Capital One Bowl Georgia 34 Purdue 27 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
7 2002 Dec 31, 2002 Tue Sun Bowl Purdue 34 Washington 24 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
8 2001 Dec 31, 2001 Mon Sun Bowl Washington State 33 Purdue 27 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
9 2000 Jan 1, 2001 Mon Rose Bowl Washington 34 Purdue 24 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
10 1999 Jan 1, 2000 Sat Outback Bowl Georgia 28 Purdue 25 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
11 1998 Dec 29, 1998 Tue Alamo Bowl Purdue 37 Kansas State 34 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
12 1997 Dec 30, 1997 Tue Alamo Bowl Purdue 33 Oklahoma State 20 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
13 1984 Dec 31, 1984 Mon Peach Bowl Virginia 27 Purdue 24 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
14 1980 Dec 27, 1980 Sat Liberty Bowl Purdue 28 Missouri 25 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
15 1979 Dec 31, 1979 Mon Bluebonnet Bowl Purdue 27 Tennessee 22 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
16 1978 Dec 25, 1978 Mon Peach Bowl Purdue 41 Georgia Tech 21 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
17 1966 Jan 2, 1967 Mon Rose Bowl Purdue 14 Southern California 13 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)