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The Arizona Wildcats college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the University of Arizona in the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Since the establishment of the team in 1893, Arizona has appeared in 21 bowl games and had 9 wins, 11 losses, and 1 tie for a .452 winning percentage.[1] One of their losses was to Boise State in one of the New Year's Six bowl games, the Fiesta Bowl.

Key

Post-season games

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, score, date, season, opponent, stadium, location, attendance and head coach[A 1]
# Bowl Score[A 2] Date Season[A 3] Opponent[A 4] Stadium Location Attendance[2] Head coach
1 San Diego East-West Christmas Classic L 0–38 December 26, 1921 1921 Centre Praying Colonels Balboa Stadium San Diego 35,000double-dagger Pop McKale
2 Salad Bowl L 13–14 January 1, 1949 1948 Drake Montgomery Stadium Phoenix 43,000 Miles W. Casteel
3 Sun Bowl L 10–34 December 28, 1968 1968 Auburn Tigers Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso 26,500double-dagger Darrell Mudra
4 Fiesta Bowl L 10–16 December 25, 1979 1979 Pittsburgh Panthers Sun Devil Stadium Tempe 30,333 Tony Mason
5 Sun Bowl T 13–13 December 16, 1985 1985 Georgia Bulldogs Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso 30,333 Larry Smith
6 Aloha Bowl W 30–21 December 28, 1986 1986 North Carolina Tar Heels Aloha Stadium Honolulu 30,333 Larry Smith
7 Copper Bowl W 17–10 December 31, 1989 1989 North Carolina State Wolfpack Arizona Stadium Tucson 30,333 Dick Tomey
8 Aloha Bowl L 0–28 December 25, 1990 1990 Syracuse Orangemen Aloha Stadium Honolulu 41,450 Dick Tomey
9 Sun Bowl L 15–20 December 31, 1992 1992 Baylor Bears Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso 31,337 Dick Tomey
10 Fiesta Bowl W 29–0 January 1, 1994 1993 Miami Hurricanes Sun Devil Stadium Tempe 31,337 Dick Tomey
11 Freedom Bowl L 13–16 December 27, 1994 1994 Utah Utes Angel Stadium of Anaheim Anaheim 31,377 Dick Tomey
12 Insight.com Bowl W 20–14 December 20, 1997 1997 New Mexico Lobos Arizona Stadium Tucson 21,514double-dagger Dick Tomey
BCS Era
13" Holiday Bowl W 23–20 December 30, 1998 1998 Nebraska Cornhuskers Qualcomm Stadium San Diego 46,451 Dick Tomey
14 Las Vegas Bowl W 31–21 December 20, 2008 2008 BYU Cougars Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas 59,106 Mike Stoops
15 Holiday Bowl L 0–33 December 30, 2009 2009 Nebraska Cornhuskers Qualcomm Stadium San Diego 46,451 Mike Stoops
16 Alamo Bowl L 10–36 December 29, 2010 2010 Oklahoma State Cowboys Alamodome San Antonio 93,963 Mike Stoops
17 New Mexico Bowl W 49–48 December 15, 2012 2012 Nevada Wolf Pack University Stadium Albuquerque 91,245 Rich Rodriguez
18 Independence Bowl W 42–19 December 31, 2013 2013 Boston College Eagles Independence Stadium Shreveport 70,242 Rich Rodriguez
College Football Playoff Era
19 Fiesta Bowl (CFP New Year Six)* L 30–38 December 31, 2014 2014 Boise State Broncos University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale 85,689 Rich Rodriguez
20 New Mexico Bowl W 45–37 December 19, 2015 2015 New Mexico Lobos University Stadium (Albuquerque) Albuquerque 91,245 Rich Rodriguez
21 Foster Farms Bowl L 35–38 December 27, 2017 2017 Purdue Boilermakers Levi's Stadium Santa Clara 28,436 Rich Rodriguez

Record by bowl game and opponents

Bowl Name # Appearances Record
Advocare V100 1 2013 1–0
Alamo Bowl 1 2010 0–1
Aloha Bowl 2 1986, 1990 1–1
Christmas Classic 1 1921 0–1
Insight.com Bowl/Copper Bowl/Catcus Bowl 2 1989, 1997 2–0
Fiesta Bowl 3 1979, 1993, 2014 1–2
Foster Farms Bowl 1 2017 0-1
Freedom Bowl 1 1994 0–1
Holiday Bowl 2 1998, 2009 1–1
Las Vegas Bowl 1 2008 1–0
New Mexico Bowl 2 2012, 2015 2–0
Salad Bowl 1 1949 0–1
Sun Bowl 3 1968, 1985, 1992 0–2–1
Opponents # Win Loss Tied %
Auburn 1 0 1 0 .000
Baylor 1 0 1 0 .000
Boise State 1 0 1 0 .000
Boston College 1 1 0 0 1.000
BYU 1 1 0 0 1.000
Centre (D-III) 1 0 1 0 .000
Drake (FCS) 1 0 1 0 .000
Georgia 1 0 0 1 .500
Miami 1 1 0 0 1.000
Nebraska 2 1 1 0 .500
Nevada 1 1 0 0 1.000
New Mexico 2 2 0 0 1.000
North Carolina 1 1 0 0 1.000
North Carolina State 1 1 0 0 1.000
Oklahoma State 1 0 1 0 .000
Pittsburgh 1 0 1 0 .000
Purdue 1 0 1 0 .000
Syracuse 1 0 1 0 .000
Utah 1 0 1 0 .000

Notes

  1. ^ Statistics correct as of 2014–15 NCAA football bowl games.
  2. ^ Results are sortable first by whether the result was an Arizona win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
  3. ^ Links to the season article for the Oregon team that competed in the bowl for that year.
  4. ^ Links to the season article for the opponent that Arizona competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 14
  2. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, pp. 32–38