Husker Bowl History 

Bowl Results by Season (by Bowl)


* Eventual NC       Bowl Record: 26-27


Season  Bowl Date Opponent 

AP NU/Opp 

Score Location
1940 Rose Jan 1, 1941 Stanford 7 / 2  L 13-21 Pasadena, CA
1954 Orange Jan 1, 1955 Duke -- / 14 L      7-34 Miami, FL
1962 Gotham Dec 15, 1962 Miami -- / -- 36-34 New York City, NY
1963 Orange Jan 1, 1964 Auburn 6 / 5 W 13-7 Miami, FL
1964 Cotton Jan 1, 1965 Arkansas* 6 / 2 L  7-10 Dallas, TX
1965 Orange Jan 1, 1966 Alabama* 3 / 4 L 28-39 Miami, FL
1966 Sugar Jan 2, 1967 Alabama 6 / 3 L  7-34 New Orleans, LA
(NCAA-Record 35 consecutive bowl appearances begins with the 1969 season. The Huskers went 6-4 in 1967 and 1968 with no bowl)
1969 Sun Dec 20, 1969 Georgia 14 / -- W 45-6 El Paso, TX
1970(NC) Orange Jan 1, 1971 Louisiana St. 3 / 5 W 17-12 Miami, FL
1971(NC) Orange Jan 1, 1972 Alabama 1 / 2 W 38-6 Miami, FL
1972 Orange Jan 1, 1973 Notre Dame 9 / 12 W 40-6 Miami, FL
1973 Cotton Jan 1, 1974 Texas 12 / 8 W 19-3 Dallas, TX
1974 Sugar Dec 31,1974 Florida 8 / 18 W 13-10 New Orleans, LA
1975 Fiesta Dec 26, 1975 Arizona St. 6 / 7 L 14 -17 Tempe, AZ
1976 Astro-BB Dec 31, 1976 Texas Tech 13 / 9 W 27-24 Houston, TX
1977 Liberty Dec 19, 1977 North Carolina 12 / 14 W 21-17 Memphis, TN
1978 Orange Jan 1, 1979 Oklahoma 6 / 4 L 24-31 Miami, FL
1979 Cotton Jan 1, 1980 Houston 7 / 8 L 14-17 Dallas, TX
1980 Sun Dec 27, 1980 Mississippi St. 8 / 17 31-17 El Paso, TX
1981 Orange Jan 1, 1982 Clemson* 4 / 1 L 15-22 Miami, FL
1982 Orange Jan 1, 1983 Louisiana St. 3 / 13 W 21-20 Miami, FL
1983 Orange Jan 2, 1984 Miami* 1 / 5 L 30-31 Miami, FL
1984 Sugar Jan 1, 1985 Louisiana St. 3 / 13 W 28-10 New Orleans, LA
1985 Fiesta Jan 1, 1986 Michigan 7 / 5 L 23-27 Tempe, AZ
1986 Sugar Jan 1, 1987 Louisiana St. 6 / 5 W 30-15 New Orleans, LA
1987 Fiesta Jan 1, 1988 Florida St. 5 / 3 L 28-31 Tempe, AZ
1988 Orange Jan 1, 1989 Miami 6 / 2 L 3-23 Miami, FL
1989 Fiesta Jan 1, 1990 Florida St. 6 / 5 L 17-41 Tempe, AZ
1990 Citrus Jan 1, 1991 Georgia Tech* 19 / 2 L 21-45 Orlando, FL
1991 Orange Jan 1, 1992 Miami* 11 / 1 L 0-22 Miami, FL
1992 Orange Jan 1, 1993 Florida St. 11 / 3 L 14-27 Miami, FL
1993 Orange Jan 1, 1994 Florida St.* 2 / 1 L 16-18 Miami, FL
1994(NC) Orange Jan 1, 1995 Miami 1 / 3 W 24-17 Miami, FL
1995(NC) Fiesta Jan 3, 1996 Florida 1 / 2 W 62-24 Tempe, AZ

1996

Orange

Dec 31, 1996

Virginia Tech

6 / 10

W

41-21

Miami, FL

1997(NC)

Orange

Jan 2, 1998

Tennessee

2 / 3

W

42-17

Miami, FL

1998

Holiday

Dec 30, 1998

Arizona

14 / 5

L

20-23

San Diego, CA

1999

Fiesta

Jan 2, 2000

Tennessee

3 / 6

W

31-21

Tempe, AZ

2000

Alamo

Dec 30, 2000

Northwestern

9 / 18

W

66-17

San Antonio, TX

2001

Rose

Jan 3, 2001

Miami*

4 / 1

L

14-37

Pasadena, CA

2002

Independence

Dec 27, 2002

Ole Miss

-- / --

L

23-27

Shreveport, LA

2003

Alamo

Dec 29, 2003

Michigan State

21 / --

W

17-3

San Antonio, TX

(NCAA-Record 35 consecutive bowl appearances ends here.  The 2004 Huskers went 5-6, with no bowl appearance.)

2005

Alamo

Dec 28, 2005

Michigan

-- / 20

W

32-28

San Antonio, TX

2006

Cotton

Jan 1, 2007

Auburn

22 / 10

L

14-17

Dallas, TX

(The 2007 Huskers finished 5-7 with a season-ending loss to CU.  NU returned to bowl contention in 2008 in Bo Pelini's 1st season as HC)

2008

Gator

Jan 1, 2009

Clemson

-- / --

W

26-21

Jacksonville, FL

2009 Holiday Dec 30, 2009

Arizona

20 / 22

W

33-0

San Diego, CA

2010

Holiday

Dec 30, 2010

Washington 17 / --

L

7-19

San Diego, CA

2011

Capital One

Jan 2, 2012

South Carolina

21 / 10

L

13-30

Orlando, FL

2012

Capital One

Jan 1, 2013

Georgia

23 / 6

L

31-45

Orlando, FL

2013

Gator

Jan 1, 2014

Georgia

-- / 23

W

24-19

Jacksonville, FL

2014

Holiday

Dec 27, 2014

USC

25 / 24

L

42-45

San Diego, CA

2015

Foster Farms

Dec 26, 2015

UCLA

-- / --

W

37-29

Santa Clara, CA

2016

Music City

Dec 30, 2016

Tennessee

24 / 21

L

24-38

Nashville, TN


 

Back to the Main Page