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1979 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Alabama (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Charles White (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Earle Bruce (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

15 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1980-01-01 Cotton Bowl Houston 17 Nebraska 14 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1980-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 24 Florida State 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1980-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 17 Ohio State 16 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1980-01-01 Sugar Bowl Alabama 24 Arkansas 9 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1979-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Purdue 27 Tennessee 22 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1979-12-31 Peach Bowl Baylor 24 Clemson 18 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1979-12-29 Hall of Fame Classic Missouri 24 South Carolina 14 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1979-12-28 Gator Bowl North Carolina 17 Michigan 15 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1979-12-25 Fiesta Bowl Pittsburgh 16 Arizona 10 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1979-12-22 Liberty Bowl Penn State 9 Tulane 6 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1979-12-22 Sun Bowl Washington 14 Texas 7 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1979-12-22 Tangerine Bowl Louisiana State 34 Wake Forest 10 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1979-12-21 Holiday Bowl Indiana 38 Brigham Young 37 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1979-12-15 Garden State Bowl Temple 28 California 17 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)
1979-12-15 Independence Bowl Syracuse 31 McNeese State 7 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)