Last Updated Jun 08, 2022, 3:33 PM

SUN BOWL HISTORY

The Sun Bowl began in 1935 and the matchup currently features schools from the ACC and Pac-12 conferences. The game takes place at Sun Bowl Stadium from El Paso, Texas. This bowl, along with the Sugar and Orange bowls, are the second-oldest bowl games in the country, behind the Rose Bowl game. 

The Pac-12 has won seven of the last nine Sun Bowls, which includes Arizona State's 20-14 win over Florida State in the 2019 installment.

Texas Tech holds the record for the most appearances in this game with nine and also has the most losses (1-8). 

The 2020 installment of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl was wiped out due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The game returned Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, and there was a late shift. Washington State of the Pac-12 was to face Miami (Fla.) of the ACC. COVID issues within the Hurricanes' program caused them to pull out. Central Michigan was to face Boise State in the Arizona Bowl, but when the Broncos pulled out due to their own COVID outbreak, CMU moved to fill the vacancy in the Sun Bowl.

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2019Arizona State 20 Florida State 14Arizona State -3, 52Favorite, Under
2018Stanford 14 Pittsburgh 13Stanford -3.5, 53Underdog, Under
2017N.C. State 52 Arizona State 31North Carolina State -4.5, 63Favorite, Over
2016Stanford 25 North Carolina 23Stanford -2.5, 55.5Underdog, Under
2015Washington State 20 Miami (FL) 14Washington State -1.5, 62.5Favorite, Under
2014Arizona State 36 Duke 31Arizona State -7.5, 64.5Underdog, Over
2013UCLA 42 Virginia Tech 12UCLA -7, 46Favorite, Over
2012Georgia Tech 21 USC 7USC -7.5, 63Underdog, Under
2011Utah 30 Georgia Tech 27 (OT)Georgia Tech -1.5, 49Underdog, Over
2010Notre Dame 33 Miami (FL) 17Miami (FL) -2.5, 48Underdog, Over
2009Oklahoma 31 Stanford 27Oklahoma -10.5, 54Underdog, Over
2008Oregon State 3 Pittsburgh 0Oregon State -1.5, 51Favorite, Under
2007Oregon 56 USF 21South Florida -5.5, 52.5Underdog, Over
2006Oregon State 39 Missouri 38Oregon State -3.5, 53Underdog, Over
2005UCLA 50 Northwestern 38UCLA -3, 74Favorite, Over
2004Arizona State 27 Purdue 23Purdue -7.5, 52Underdog, Under
2003Minnesota 31 Oregon 30Minnesota -5.5, 60.5Underdog, Over
2002Purdue 34 Washington 24Washington -2, 56Underdog, Over
2001Washington State 33 Purdue 27Washington State -6, 47Push, Over
2000Wisconsin 21 UCLA 20Wisconsin -4.5, 55.5Underdog, Under
1999Oregon 24 Minnesota 20Minnesota -2, 53Underdog, Under
1998TCU 28 USC 19USC -17.5, 42.5Underdog, Over
1997Arizona State 17 Iowa 7Iowa -7.5, 44Underdog, Under
1996Stanford 38 Michigan State 0--
1995Iowa 38 Washington 18--
1994Texas 35 North Carolina 31--
1993Oklahoma 41 Texas Tech 10--
1992Baylor 20 Arizona 15--
1991UCLA 6 Illinois 3--
1990Michigan State 17 USC 16--
1989Pittsburgh 31 Texas A&M 28--
1988Alabama 29 Army 28--
1987Oklahoma State 35 West Virginia 33--
1986Alabama 28 Washington 6--
1985Arizona 13 Georgia 13--
1984Maryland 28 Tennessee 27--
1983Alabama 28 SMU 7--
1982North Carolina 26 Texas 10--
1981Oklahoma 40 Houston 14--
1980Nebraska 31 Mississippi State 17--
1979Washington 14 Texas 7--
1978Texas 42 Maryland 0--
1977Stanford 24 LSU 14--
1976Texas A&M 37 Florida 14--
1975Pittsburgh 33 Kansas 19--
1974Mississippi State 26 North Carolina 24--
1973Missouri 34 Auburn 17--
1972North Carolina 32 Texas Tech 28--
1971LSU 33 Iowa State 15--
1970Georgia Tech 17 Texas Tech 9--
1969Nebraska 45 Georgia 6--
1968Auburn 34 Arizona 10--
1967UTEP 14 Mississippi 7--
1966Wyoming 28 Florida State 20--
1965UTEP 13 TCU 12--
1964Georgia 7 Texas Tech 0--
1963Oregon 21 SMU 14--
1962West Texas State 15 Ohio 14--
1961Villanova 17 Wichita State 9--
1960New Mexico State 20 Utah State 13--
1959New Mexico State 28 North Texas 8--
1958Wyoming 14 Hardin-Simmons 6--
1957George Washington 13 UTEP 0--
1956Wyoming 21 Texas Tech 14--
1955UTEP 47 Florida State 20--
1954UTEP 37 Southern Miss 14--
1953Pacific 26 Southern Miss 7--
1952Texas Tech 25 Pacific 14--
1951West Texas State 14 Cincinnati 13--
1950UTEP 33 Georgetown 20--
1949West Virginia 21 UTEP 12--

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