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The Sun Bowl is a college football post-season bowl game held at the Sun Bowl stadium in El Paso, Texas. First played in 1935, the Sun Bowl joins the Orange Bowl and the Sugar Bowl as the second-oldest bowl games that are still currently played. (The first Rose Bowl was played in 1902 and has been continuously held since 1916.)

Game ResultsEdit

Date Winner Loser Score
1/1/1935 El Paso All-Stars Ranger 25-21
1/1/1936 Hardin-Simmons New Mexico State Aggies 14-14 (tie)
1/1/1937 Hardin-Simmons UTEP 34-6
1/1/1938 West Virginia Texas Tech 7-6
1/2/1939 Utah New Mexico 26-0
1/1/1940 Arizona State Catholic 0-0 (tie)
1/1/1941 Western Reserve Arizona State 26-13
1/1/1942 Tulsa Texas Tech 6-0
1/1/1943 Second Air Force Hardin-Simmons 13-7
1/1/1944 Southwestern (TX) New Mexico 7-0
1/1/1945 Southwestern (TX) UNAM (Mexico) 35-0
1/1/1946 New Mexico Denver 34-24
1/1/1947 Cincinnati Virginia Tech 18-6
1/1/1948 Miami (OH) Texas Tech 13-12
1/1/1949 West Virginia UTEP 21-12
1/2/1950 UTEP Georgetown 33-20
1/1/1951 West Texas State Cincinnati 14-13
1/1/1952 Texas Tech Pacific (CA) 25-14
1/1/1953 Pacific (CA) Southern Miss 26-7
1/1/1954 UTEP Southern Miss 37-14
1/1/1955 UTEP Florida State 47-20
1/2/1956 Wyoming Texas Tech 21-14
1/1/1957 George Washington UTEP 13-0
1/1/1958 Louisville Drake 34-20
12/31/1958 Wyoming Hardin-Simmons 14-6
12/31/1959 New Mexico State North Texas 28-8
12/31/1960 New Mexico State Utah State 20-13
12/30/1961 Villanova Wichita State 17-9
12/31/1962 West Texas State Ohio 15-14
12/31/1963 Oregon SMU 21-14
12/26/1964 Georgia Texas Tech 7-0
12/31/1965 UTEP TCU 13-12
12/24/1966 Wyoming Florida State 28-20
12/30/1967 UTEP Mississippi 14-7
12/28/1968 Auburn Arizona 34-10
12/20/1969 Nebraska Georgia 45-6
12/19/1970 Georgia Tech Texas Tech 17-9
12/18/1971 LSU Iowa State 33-15
12/30/1972 North Carolina Texas Tech 32-28
12/29/1973 Missouri Auburn 34-17
12/28/1974 Mississippi State North Carolina 26-24
12/26/1975 Pittsburgh Kansas 33-19
1/2/1977 Texas A&M Florida 37-14
12/31/1977 Stanford LSU 24-14
12/23/1978 Texas Maryland 42-0
12/22/1979 Washington Texas 14-7
12/27/1980 Nebraska Mississippi State 31-17
12/26/1981 Oklahoma Houston 40-14
12/25/1982 North Carolina Texas 26-10
12/24/1983 Alabama SMU 28-7
12/22/1984 Maryland Tennessee 28-27
12/28/1985 Arizona Georgia 13-13 (tie)
12/25/1986 Alabama Washington 28-6
12/25/1987 Oklahoma State West Virginia 35-33
12/24/1988 Alabama Army 29-28
12/30/1989 Pittsburgh Texas A&M 31-28
12/31/1990 Michigan State USC 17-16
12/31/1991 UCLA Illinois 6-3
12/31/1992 Baylor Arizona 20-15
12/24/1993 Oklahoma Texas Tech 41-10
12/30/1994 Texas North Carolina 35-31
12/29/1995 Iowa Washington 38-18
12/31/1996 Stanford Michigan State 38-0
12/31/1997 Arizona State Iowa 17-7
12/31/1998 TCU USC 28-19
12/31/1999 Oregon Minnesota 24-20
12/29/2000 Wisconsin UCLA 21-20
12/31/2001 Washington State Purdue 33-27
12/31/2002 Purdue Washington 34-24
12/31/2003 Minnesota Oregon 31-30
12/31/2004 Arizona State Purdue 27-23
12/30/2005 UCLA Northwestern 50-38
12/29/2006 Oregon State Missouri 39-38
12/31/2007 Oregon South Florida 56-21
12/31/2008 Oregon State Pittsburgh 3-0
12/31/2009 Oklahoma Stanford 31-27
12/31/2010 Notre Dame Miami 33-17
12/31/2011 Utah Georgia Tech 30-27 (OT)
12/31/2012 Georgia Tech USC 21-7
12/31/2013 UCLA Virginia Tech 42-12
12/27/2014 Arizona State Duke 36-31
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