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Oregon Ducks Bowls

Seasons: 103 (1916 to 2020)

Record (W-L-T): 594-457-34

Conf. Championships: 12

Bowl Record: 33 Bowls, 15-18, .455 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 17 Times (Preseason), 17 Times (Final), 317 Weeks (Total)

Stadium: Autzen Stadium (cap. 53,800)

Location: Eugene, Oregon

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33 Bowls Table

Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2019 Jan 1, 2020 Wed Rose Bowl Oregon 28 Wisconsin 27 – Pasadena, California
2 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Mon Redbox Bowl Oregon 7 Michigan State 6 Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, California
3 2017 Dec 16, 2017 Sat Las Vegas Bowl Boise State 38 Oregon 28 Sam Boyd Stadium – Las Vegas, Nevada
4 2015 Jan 2, 2016 Sat Alamo Bowl Texas Christian 47 Oregon 41 San Antonio, TX
5 2014 Jan 12, 2015 Mon College Football Championship Ohio State 42 Oregon 20 Arlington, TX
6 2014 Jan 1, 2015 Thu Rose Bowl Oregon 59 Florida State 20 Pasadena, CA
7 2013 Dec 30, 2013 Mon Alamo Bowl Oregon 30 Texas 7 San Antonio, TX
8 2012 Jan 3, 2013 Thu Fiesta Bowl Oregon 35 Kansas State 17 Glendale, AZ
9 2011 Jan 2, 2012 Mon Rose Bowl Oregon 45 Wisconsin 38 Pasadena, CA
10 2010 Jan 10, 2011 Mon BCS Championship Auburn 22 Oregon 19 Glendale, AZ
11 2009 Jan 1, 2010 Fri Rose Bowl Ohio State 26 Oregon 17 Pasadena, CA
12 2008 Dec 30, 2008 Tue Holiday Bowl Oregon 42 Oklahoma State 31 San Diego, CA
13 2007 Dec 31, 2007 Mon Sun Bowl Oregon 56 South Florida 21 El Paso, TX
14 2006 Dec 21, 2006 Thu Las Vegas Bowl Brigham Young 38 Oregon 8 Las Vegas, NV
15 2005 Dec 29, 2005 Thu Holiday Bowl Oklahoma 17 Oregon 14 San Diego, CA
16 2003 Dec 31, 2003 Wed Sun Bowl Minnesota 31 Oregon 30 El Paso, TX
17 2002 Dec 30, 2002 Mon Seattle Bowl Wake Forest 38 Oregon 17 Seattle, WA
18 2001 Jan 1, 2002 Tue Fiesta Bowl Oregon 38 Colorado 16 Tempe, AZ
19 2000 Dec 29, 2000 Fri Holiday Bowl Oregon 35 Texas 30 San Diego, CA
20 1999 Dec 31, 1999 Fri Sun Bowl Oregon 24 Minnesota 20 El Paso, TX
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 1998 Dec 25, 1998 Fri Aloha Classic Colorado 51 Oregon 43 Honolulu, HI
22 1997 Dec 20, 1997 Sat Las Vegas Bowl Oregon 41 Air Force 13 Las Vegas, NV
23 1995 Jan 1, 1996 Mon Cotton Bowl Colorado 38 Oregon 6 Dallas, TX
24 1994 Jan 2, 1995 Mon Rose Bowl Penn State 38 Oregon 20 Pasadena, CA
25 1992 Dec 31, 1992 Thu Independence Bowl Wake Forest 39 Oregon 35 Shreveport, LA
26 1990 Dec 29, 1990 Sat Freedom Bowl Colorado State 32 Oregon 31 Anaheim, CA
27 1989 Dec 16, 1989 Sat Independence Bowl Oregon 27 Tulsa 24 Shreveport, LA
28 1963 Dec 31, 1963 Tue Sun Bowl Oregon 21 SMU 14 El Paso, TX
29 1960 Dec 17, 1960 Sat Liberty Bowl Penn State 41 Oregon 12 Philadelphia, PA
30 1957 Jan 1, 1958 Wed Rose Bowl Ohio State 10 Oregon 7 Pasadena, CA
31 1948 Jan 1, 1949 Sat Cotton Bowl SMU 21 Oregon 13 Dallas, TX
32 1919 Jan 1, 1920 Thu Rose Bowl Harvard 7 Oregon 6 Pasadena, CA
33 1916 Jan 1, 1917 Mon Rose Bowl Oregon 14 Pennsylvania 0 Pasadena, CA

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Oregon Ducks Bowls Seasons: 103 (1916 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 594-457-34 Conf. Championships: 12 Bowl Record: 33 Bowls, 15-18, .455 W-L% (Major Bowls) Ranked in AP Poll: 17

Oregon Ducks Football: Top 20 Bowl Games in School History

Despite now being a BCS power, the Oregon Ducks have only made it to an embarrassing 24 bowl games.

More embarrassing is that Oregon is only 9-15 in those 24 games.

However, the Ducks have had some great bowl games played and have lost a couple of close ones in their history.

From the 1917 Rose Bowl to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game, Oregon has had some up and down moments in the postseason.

No. 24 – 1995 Rose Bowl

Oregon 20, Penn State 38.

The Ducks entered the game ranked 12th in the AP Poll with a 9-3 record while the Nittany Lions entered with a 11-0 record ranked second in the nation.

Ki-Jana Carter broke off an 83-yard run to start the game and put Penn State up 7-0. From then on, Oregon would never lead the game and would lose.

It would be Rich Brooks’ last game as a Duck before turning the program over to then offensive coordinator Mike Belloti.

No. 19 – 1990 Freedom Bowl

Oregon 31, Colorado State 32

In one of the most heartbreaking games in Duck history, Colorado State edged Oregon after a 2-point conversion attempt failed with over a minute left in the game.

Oregon quarterback Bill Musgrave, however, would throw for almost 392 yards in the loss.

No. 18 – 1992 Independence Bowl

Oregon 35, Wake Forest 39

In another heartbreaker for the Ducks, Oregon saw their 29-10 lead perish in the final quarter as Wake Forest fought back.

The Demon Deacons outscored Oregon 15-6 in the fourth quarter to pull off a comeback win.

The Ducks’ Herman O’Berry would win the game MVP award after a 24-yard fumble return touchdown added to Oregon’s lead.

No. 17 – 1998 Aloha Bowl

Oregon 43, Colorado 51

The 8-3 Ducks entered the game with high hopes but soon found themselves down 37-14 at half time to the Buffaloes.

The teams scored seven points apiece in the third quarter before Akili Smith lead the Ducks on a 22-point fourth quarter comeback.

While Smith would finish the game with 456yards passing, Oregon would still fall to Colorado by eight points.

The Ducks would get their revenge against the Buffaloes several years down the road, however.

No. 16 – 1989 Independence Bowl

Oregon 27, Tulsa 24

Quarterback Bill Musgrave would again play a great bowl game for the Ducks and Oregon would notch the win over the Golden Hurricanes.

Oregon would play shutdown defense in the fourth quarter while scoring 10 points to win the game.

Musgrave finished with 320 yards passing and two touchdowns while former school record holder Derek Loville would run for 82 yards off of 20 carries.

No. 15 – 2010 Rose Bowl

Oregon 17, Ohio State 26

The Ducks’ rise to prominence would be dashed by the Buckeyes and Oregon’s second dream season came to a disappointing end.

Terrelle Pryor would run and throw all over the Oregon defense while the Buckeye defense shut down Oregon’s three-headed rushing attack of Jeremiah Masoli, LaMicha el James, and LeGarrette Blount.

Defensive end Kenny Rowe would finish the game with three sacks, though, and win the defensive player of the game honors.

No. 14 – 2005 Holiday Bowl

Oregon 14, Oklahoma 17

Oregon was trying to prove that they deserved a BCS bowl after going the season with only one loss–to the top ranked USC Trojans.

Oklahoma was trying to prove they were a competitive team after two straight losses in the BCS National Championship game.

The Sooner defense shut down Oregon’s running game while Adrian Peterson ran for 79 yards and lead Oklahoma to another victory to finish the season 8-4.

No. 13 – 1999 Sun Bowl

Oregon 24, Minnesota 20

This year, the Ducks would upset the 12th ranked Golden Gophers and finish the season 9-3.

Quarterback Joey Harrington would be the difference maker, running for a five yard touchdown early in the game to put the Ducks ahead and from there they would never look back.

No. 12 – 1958 Rose Bowl

Oregon 7, Ohio State 10

The 17th ranked Ducks played underdog to the first ranked Buckeyes, and it showed.

Oregon was able to hold Ohio State to only 10 points but that was all the Buckeyes needed to win the trophy.

On a brighter note, Oregon quarterback Jack Crabtree won the MVP award despite his teams loss.

No. 11 – 2003 Sun Bowl

Oregon 30, Minnesota 31

Minnesota would have their revenge on the Ducks after the 1999 Sun Bowl.

Oregon lost after allowing a Golden Gopher field goal with five minutes left and then not scoring again.

Quarterback Kellen Clemens would connect with receiver Samie Parker 16 times on route to his 363-yard game but that would not be enough to come away with the victory.

No. 10 – 2007 Sun Bowl

Oregon 56, South Florida 21

This upset win over South Florida would be bittersweet for the Ducks as they should have played for the national title but lost Heisman favorite Dennis Dixon to ACL surgery in November.

Running back Jonathan Stewart would run for 253 yards and a touchdown while redshirt freshman Justin Roper passed for four touchdowns in Oregon’s rout of the Bulls.

No. 9 – 1963 Sun Bowl

Oregon 21, SMU 14

Even without All-American Mel Renfro, Oregon’s fourth ranked offense nationally jumped out to a 21 point lead and held on for the victory over the Mustangs.

Quarterback Bob Berry was the game’s MVP after passing for 146 yards and a touchdown.

No. 8 – 1949 Cotton Bowl

Oregon 13, SMU 21

Hesiman winner Doak Walker was too much for Oregon.

Despite Oregon being able to out gain SMU in rushing, their passing offense–the school’s first to pass for over a 1000 yards in a season–struggled and fell to an early 14-0 deficit.

Despite scoring 13 points in the final quarter, SMU had too large of a lead for Oregon to pull off the win.

The game would however end the Ducks 29-year bowl drought, dating back to the 1920 Rose Bowl.

No. 7 – 1920 Rose Bowl

Oregon 6, Harvard 7

Playing in their second bowl game, the 5-1 Ducks were edged by the 8-0-1 Harvard Crimson in the 1920 Rose Bowl.

The Crimson’s one touchdown and extra point was enough to win the game and Oregon would then not play another bowl game for 29 years.

No. 6 – 1997 Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon 41, Air Force 13

Despite being 6-5, the unranked Ducks routed the 10-2, 25th ranked Falcons to win the 1997 Las Vegas Bowl.

Lead by quarterback Akili Smith, Oregon dominated the game from the start after Smith threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Pat Johnson.

From there Oregon would never look back.

No. 5 – 2011 BCS Natinal Championship Game

Oregon 19, Auburn 22

Despite losing to Auburn, this game deserves to be ranked 5th in my mind.

It was the Ducks’ first National Championship and the loss really was kind of flukey.

Michael Dyer was only able to break off a run because it appeared that Spencer Paysinger had tackled him, heck, even Dyer himself thought he was down. From there, Auburn was able to score a last second field goal to win the game.

No. 4 – 2000 Holiday Bowl

Oregon 35, Texas 30

In a tight battle, the 11th ranked Ducks edged the 12th ranked Longhorns to win the Holiday Bowl.

Despite letting Texas score 21 points in the second quarter, the Ducks held on, before pulling ahead in the fourth quarter and never letting up.

Joey Harrington played a great game, throwing, catching, and running for a touchdown on the Texas defense.

No. 3 – 1917 Rose Bowl

Oregon 14, Penn 0

In their first ever bowl game, Oregon won their first and only Rose Bowl over the Pennsylvania Quakers by double digits.

Shy Huntington threw and ran for a touchdown in the second half to give the Ducks the shutout victory.

No. 2 – 2008 Holiday Bowl

Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31

Thanks to the three-headed rushing attack of Jeremiah Masoli, Jeremiah Johnson, and LeGarrette Blount, Oregon gave their legendary coach Mike Belloti his last victory.

The Ducks fell behind 17-0 in the first quarter but stormed back and won by 11 points in the end.

Masoli was the MVP after having 258 yards passing, 103 rushing and scoring four touchdowns.

No. 1 – 2002 Fiesta Bowl

Oregon 38, Colorado 16.

Oregon finally got their revenge over the Buffaloes.

The second ranked Ducks, who should have played for the national title, routed Colorado completing their first dream season.

Joey Harrington threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns while Steve Smith had three interceptions to hold off Colorado and finish the season with one loss.

Despite now being a BCS power, the Oregon Ducks have only made it to an embarrassing 24 bowl games. More embarrassing is that Oregon is only 9-15 in those 24 games…