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Houston Cougars Football Bowl History

The Houston Cougars were a regular in bowl games in the 1970s and 1980s and once again became a bowl season regular in 2003 when they began a string of 8 bowl appearances in 11 years through the 2013 season. The Cougars have dropped below a .500 winning percentage in bowl games thanks to 11 losses in 12 bowl games from 1981 to 2013.

 

Houston Bowl Record: 10-12-1

Stats Through 2014 College Bowl Games

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Bowl Game Winning Team Losing Team
1951 Salad Bowl Houston 26 Dayton 21
1962 Tangerine Bowl Houston 49 Miami Redskins 21
1969 Bluebonnet Bowl Houston 36 Auburn 7
1971 Bluebonnet Bowl Colorado 29 Houston 17
1973 Bluebonnet Bowl Houston 36 Tulane 7
1974 Bluebonnet Bowl Houston 31 North Carolina State 31
1976 Cotton Bowl Houston 30 Maryland 21
1978 Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 35 Houston 34
1979 Cotton Bowl Houston 17 Nebraska 14
1980 Garden State Bowl Houston 35 Navy 0
1981 Sun Bowl Oklahoma 40 Houston 14
1984 Cotton Bowl Boston College 45 Houston 28
1988 Aloha Bowl Washington State 24 Houston 22
1996 Liberty Bowl Syracuse 30 Houston 17
2003 Hawaii Bowl Hawaii 54 Houston 48
2005 Fort Worth Bowl Kansas 42 Houston 13
2006 Liberty Bowl South Carolina 44 Houston 36
2007 Texas Bowl TCU 20 Houston 13
2008 Armed Forces Bowl Houston 34 Houston 28
2009 Armed Forces Bowl Air Force 47 Houston 20
2011 TicketCity Bowl Houston 30 Penn State 14
2013 Compass Bowl Vanderbilt 41 Houston 24
2014-2015 Armed Forces Bowl Houston 35 Pittsburgh 34

 

 


 


 

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