May 312013
 

Most college football bowl games are played in ideal weather conditions, and the team and their fans can have some fun in the sun. But sometimes it rains on that parade.

Listed below are major bowl games that have been played in inclement weather.

The list is an ongoing project. If you have any cited information that can lead to additional games being added to the list please contact this site.

Research Method: I matched historical weather data and dates provided by the Utah Climate Center with my college football bowl game database.

For each bowl game listed below, I tried to find a photo and/or videos I could provide a direct link to. The photos and/or videos are owned by their respective owners. The links are provided for research and historical purposes only, and go directly to a site that has usage rights for the content.

Game scores were retrieved from College Football at Sports-Reference.com and College Football Data Warehouse.

Note: If the air temperature at the bowl game was at or below 35° F it was listed as being played in cold weather. If the air temperature at the bowl game was at or below 25° F it was listed as being played in very cold weather.

If wind gusts at the bowl game were measured at or above 40 MPH it was listed as being played in windy weather.

 

Bad Weather Bowl Games

The bowl games are sorted alphabetically by name. To find specific weather conditions do a page search by hitting CTRL-F, and look up the following terms: cold, very cold, fog, icy, muddy, rain, light rain, heavy rain, snow, heavy snow, light snow, and windy. 

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Alamo Bowl I
San Antonio, TX
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1946 1/4/1947 Very Cold Hardin-Simmons (TX) Denver 20-0
Source: Game article retrieved from The Dubuque (IA) Telegraph-Herald (1/5/1947, pp. 14) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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All-American Bowl / Hall of Fame Classic
Birmingham, AL
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1979 12/29/1979 Heavy Rain Missouri (16) South Carolina 24-14
Source: Game article retrieved from The Southeast Missourian (12/30/1979, pp. 8) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1980 12/27/1980 Cold Arkansas Tulane 34-15
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/31/2012.
Source: Game article retrieved from The Tuscaloosa (AL) News (12/28/1980, pp. 8) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1983 12/22/1983 Cold (18) West Virginia Kentucky 20-16
Source: Game article retrieved from The Milwaukee Sentinel (12/23/1983, pp. 9) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
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Aloha Bowl
Honolulu, HI
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1990 12/25/1990 Rain Syracuse Arizona 28-0
Source: Game article retrieved from the Southeast Missourian (12/26/1990, pp. 35) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Armed Forces Bowl
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2004 12/23/2004 Cold Cincinnati Marshall 32-14
Source: Game article retrieved from the USA Today (12/23/2004) on 4/2/2012.
           
Armed Forces Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2009 12/31/2009 Light Rain Air Force Houston 47-20
Source: Game article retrieved from txallaccesssports.com on 4/2/2012.
           
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Aviation Bowl
Dayton, OH
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1961 12/9/1961 Snow / Rain New Mexico Western Michigan 28-12
Source: Game article retrieved from the Youngstown (OH) Vindicator (12/10/1961, pp. 39) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Photo retrieved from the Albuquerque Journal (12/10/1961, pp. 32) on 4/2/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
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BBVA Compass Bowl
Birmingham, AL
PapaJohns.com Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2009 1/2/2010 Cold Connecticut South Carolina 20-7
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/31/2012.
Source: Game article retrieved from GoUpstate.com (1/2/2010) on 3/31/2012.
           
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Bluebonnet Bowl
Houston, TX
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1961 12/16/1961 Light Rain Kansas Rice 33-7
Source: Game article retrieved from the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard (12/17/1961, pp. 20) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1965 12/18/1965 Rain (7) Tennessee Tulsa 27-6
Source: Game article retrieved from The Milwaukee Journal (12/19/1965, pp. 65) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Bluegrass Bowl
Louisville, KY
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1958 12/13/1958 Very Cold Oklahoma St. Florida St. 15-6
Source: Game article retrieved from the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard (12/14/1958, pp. 9) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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California Bowl
Fresno, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1984 12/15/1984 Rain UNLV Toledo 30-13
Source: Game article retrieved from the Youngstown (OH) Vindicator (12/16/1984, pp. 47) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Capital One Bowl
Orlando, FL
Tangerine Bowl
Gainesville, FL – Temporary Location
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1973 12/22/1973 Cold (15) Miami (OH) Florida 16-7
Source: Game article retrieved from the Anchorage (AK) Daily News (12/23/1973, pp. 21) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
Citrus Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1983 12/17/1983 Light Rain Tennessee (16) Maryland 30-23
Source: Game article retrieved from the Gadsden (AL) Times (12/19/1983, pp. 39) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
Capital One Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2009 1/1/2010 Heavy Rain (11) Penn St. (13) Louisiana St. 19-17
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 112847564) on 4/1/2012.
           
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Champs Sports Bowl
Blockbuster Bowl
Miami Gardens, FL
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1991 12/28/1991 Rain (8) Alabama (15) Colorado 30-25
Source: Game article retrieved [abstract] from the South Florida Sun (12/29/1991) on 4/3/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
Micron PC Bowl
Miami Gardens, FL
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2000 12/28/2000 Rain North Carolina St. Minnesota 38-30
Source: Game article retrieved from CNNSI.com (12/29/2000) on 4/2/2012.
           
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Chick-fil-A Bowl
Atlanta, GA
Peach Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1968 12/30/1968 Rain Louisiana St. (19) Florida St. 31-27
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Media Guide (pp. 55) on 3/31/2012.
Source: Photo retrieved from LSUSports.net on 3/31/2012.
           
1969 12/30/1969 Heavy Rain (19) West Virginia South Carolina 14-3
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Media Guide (pp. 55) on 3/31/2012.
Source: Photo retrieved from BlueGoldNews.com on 3/31/2012.
           
1970 12/30/1970 Snow (8) Arizona St. North Carolina 48-26
Source: Photo retrieved from ASU.edu on 3/31/2012.
           
1971 12/30/1971 Heavy Rain (17) Mississippi Georgia Tech 41-18
Source: Photo retrieved from the Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune (12/31/1971, pp. 9) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1975 12/31/1975 Rain West Virginia North Carolina St. 13-10
Source: Photo retrieved from GOPACK.com on 3/31/2012.
           
1976 12/31/1976 Cold Kentucky (19) North Carolina 21-0
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Media Guide (pp. 58) on 3/31/2012.
           
1981 12/31/1981 Rain West Virginia Florida 26-6
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Media Guide (pp. 60) on 3/31/2012.
           
1983 12/30/1983 Cold Florida St. North Carolina 28-3
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/31/2012.
Source: Game article retrieved from The Montreal Gazette (12/31/1983, pp. 55) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1985 12/31/1985 Rain Army Illinois 31-29
Source: Game article retrieved from The Victoria (TX) Advocate (1/1/1986, pp. 9) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Photo retrieved from the Howitzer (Army) Yearbook (Class of 1986, pp. 319) on 3/31/2012 from E-Yearbook.com.
           
1988 12/31/1988 Rain North Carolina St. Iowa 28-23
Source: Game article retrieved from the Gainesville (FL) Sun (1/1/1989, pp. 11) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Photo retrieved from the Agromeck (North Carolina State) Yearbook (Class of 1989, pp. 113) on 3/31/2012 from E-Yearbook.com.
           
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Cotton Bowl
Dallas, TX
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1941 1/1/1942 Very Cold (18) Alabama (2) Texas A&M 29-21
Source: Game article retrieved from The Tuscaloosa (AL) News (1/4/1942, pp. 6) on 3/30/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1943 1/1/1944 Rain (12) Texas Randolph Field (TX) 7-7
Source: Game article retrieved from The Lewiston (ME) Daily Sun (1/3/1944, pp. 8) on 3/30/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1946 1/1/1947 Icy (9) Louisiana St. (10) Arkansas 0-0
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (1/2/1947, pp. 18) on 3/29/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
           
1959 1/1/1960 Muddy (1) Syracuse (NY) (4) Texas 23-14
Source: Game article retrieved from the Daytona Beach (FL) Morning Journal (1/2/1969, pp. 7) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1967 1/1/1968 Cold Texas A&M (9) Alabama 20-16
Source: Game article retrieved from the Gadsden (AL) Times (1/2/1968, pp. 11) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1968 1/1/1969 Cold (5) Texas (8) Tennessee 36-13
Source: Game article retrieved from the Lewiston (ID) Morning Tribune (1/2/1969, pp. 14) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1973 1/1/1974 Cold (12) Nebraska (8) Texas 19-3
Source: Game article retrieved from The Milwaukee Sentinel (1/2/1974, pp. 8) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1976 1/1/1977 Cold (6) Houston (4) Maryland 30-21
Source: Game article retrieved from The Spokesman-Review (1/2/1977, pp. 48) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1977 1/2/1978 Cold (5) Notre Dame (1) Texas 38-10
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/30/2012.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Toledo Blade (1/3/1978, pp. 10) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1978 1/1/1979 Very Cold (10) Notre Dame (9) Houston 35-34
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/30/2012.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1/2/1979, pp. 9) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1982 1/1/1983 Light Rain (4) Southern Methodist (6) Pittsburgh 7-3
Source: Game article retrieved from the Ocala (FL) Star-Banner (1/2/1983, pp. 11) on 3/30/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1984 1/1/1985 Cold (8) Boston College Houston 45-28
Source: Game article retrieved from The Palm Beach Post (1/2/1984, pp. 47) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1991 1/1/1992 Rain (5) Florida St. (9) Texas A&M 10-2
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2012 Cotton Bowl Media Guide (pp. 70) on 3/29/2012.
           
1992 1/1/1993 Cold (5) Notre Dame (4) Texas A&M 28-3
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2012 Cotton Bowl Media Guide (pp. 71) on 3/29/2012.
           
1995 1/1/1996 Light Rain (7) Colorado (12) Oregon 38-6
Source: Game article retrieved from The Tuscaloosa (AL) News (1/3/1996, pp. 9) on 3/30/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1998 1/1/1999 Fog (20) Texas (25) Mississippi St. 38-11
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 398914) on 3/30/2012.
Source: Game article retrieved from The Victoria (TX) Advocate (1/2/1999, pp. 7) on 3/30/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
2000 1/1/2001 Snow (11) Kansas St. (21) Tennessee 35-21
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 654487) on 3/29/2012.
           
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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Boise, ID
Humanitarian Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1999 12/30/1999 Very Cold Boise St. Louisville 34-31
Source: Game article [abstract] retrieved from The Idaho Statesman (12/31/1999) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
2000 12/28/2000 Cold Boise St. Texas-El Paso 38-23
Source: Game article retrieved from CNNSI.com (12/28/2000) on 3/29/2012.
           
2001 12/31/2001 Snow Clemson Louisiana Tech 49-24
Source: Photo retrieved from clemson.scout.com on 3/30/2012.
           
2003 1/3/2004 Very Cold Georgia Tech Tulsa 52-10
Source: Game article retrieved from The Lakeland (FL) Ledger (1/4/2004) on 3/30/2012.
           
MPC Computers Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2005 12/28/2005 Rain (19) Boston College Boise St. 27-21
Source: Game recap retrieved from WACSports.com on 3/30/2012.
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 76040567) on 3/30/2012.
           
2006 12/31/2006 Cold Miami (FL) Nevada 21-20
Source: Game article retrieved from nbcsports.com (1/1/2007) on 3/30/2012.
           
Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2007 12/31/2007 Cold Fresno St. Georgia Tech 40-28
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/30/2012.
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 112901095) on 3/30/2012.
           
2009 12/30/2009 Cold Idaho Bowling Green 43-42
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/30/2012.
Source: Photo retrieved from The Toledo Blade on 2/28/2014.
           
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Fiesta Bowl
Tempe, AZ
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1981 1/1/1982 Light Rain (7) Penn St. (8) Southern California 26-10
Source: Game recap retrieved from fiestabowl.org on 4/2/2012
           
1988 1/2/1989 Light Rain (1) Notre Dame (3) West Virginia 34-21
Source: Game recap retrieved from fiestabowl.org on 4/2/2012
           
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Freedom Bowl
Anaheim, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1984 12/26/1984 Heavy Rain Iowa (19) Texas 55-17
Source: Game article retrieved from The St. Petersburg (FL) Evening Independent (12/27/1984, pp. 19) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1992 12/29/1992 Rain Fresno St. (23) Southern California 24-7
Source: Photo retrieved from The Orange County (CA) Register (12/14/2009) on 4/2/2012.
           
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Garden State Bowl
East Rutherford, NJ
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1980 12/14/1980 Light Snow Houston Navy 35-0
Source: Game article retrieved from the Daytona Beach Morning (12/15/1980, pp. 198) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Gator Bowl
Jacksonville, FL
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1958 12/27/1958 Rain (13) Mississippi (14) Florida 7-3
Source: Game article retrieved from The Charleston (SC) News and Courier (12/28/1958, pp. 16) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1962 12/29/1962 Light Rain Florida (9) Penn St. 17-7
Source: Photo retrieved from the Ocala (FL) Star Banner (12/30/1962, pp. 9) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1975 12/29/1975 Rain (17) Maryland (13) Florida 13-0
Source: Game article retrieved from The Spokesman-Review (12/30/1975, pp. 8) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Photo retrieved from the Terrapin / Reveille (Maryland) Yearbook (Class of 1976, pp. 101) on 3/31/2012 from E-Yearbook.com.
           
1982 12/30/1982 Rain Florida St. (10) West Virginia 31-12
Source: Photo retrieved from the Daytona Beach Morning (12/31/1982, pp. 9) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1995 1/1/1996 Rain Syracuse (23) Clemson 41-0
Source: Footage retrieved from ESPN’s YouTube Channel on 3/31/2012.
           
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GoDaddy.com Bowl
Mobile, AL
Mobile Alabama Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2000 12/20/2000 Cold Southern Mississippi (13) Texas Christian 28-21
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/31/2012.
           
GMAC Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2004 12/22/2004 Rain Bowling Green Memphis 52-35
Source: Photo retrieved from beamemphistiger.com on 3/31/2012.
           
2008 1/6/2009 Heavy Rain Tulsa (23) Ball St. 45-13
Source: Photo retrieved from the Indianapolis Star on 3/31/2012.
           
2009 1/6/2010 Cold (25) Central Michigan Troy 44-41
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/31/2012.
Source: Footage retrieved from WALA FOX ten YouTube Channel on 3/31/2012.
           
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Gotham Bowl
New York, NY
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1962 12/15/1962 Very Cold Nebraska Miami (FL) 36-34
Source: Game article retrieved from The Milwaukee Journal (12/16/1962, pp. 13) on 3/29/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Harbor Bowl
San Diego, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1948 1/1/1949 Rain Villanova Nevada 27-7
Source: Game article retrieved from The St. Petersburg (FL) Times (1/2/1949, pp. 29) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Holiday Bowl
San Diego, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2009 12/30/2009 Rain (20) Nebraska (22) Arizona 33-0
Source: Game article retrieved from The Seattle Times (12/30/2009) on 4/2/2012.
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 95734676) on 4/2/2012.
           
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Independence Bowl
Shreveport, LA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1982 12/11/1982 Cold / Muddy Wisconsin Kansas St. 14-3
Source: Game article retrieved from the Florence (AL) Times Daily (12/12/1982, pp. 9) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Photo retrieved from the Royal Purple (Kansas State) Yearbook (Class of 1984, pp. 193) on 3/31/2012 from E-Yearbook.com.
           
1983 12/10/1983 Heavy Rain (16) Air Force Mississippi 9-3
Source: Game article retrieved from Portsmouth (OH) Daily Times (12/12/1983, pp. 8) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Photo retrieved from the Ole Miss (Mississippi) Yearbook (Class of 1984, pp. 96) on 3/31/2012 from E-Yearbook.com.
           
1989 12/16/1989 Cold Oregon Tulsa 27-24
Source: Game article retrieved from The Bend (OR) Bulletin (12/17/1989, pp. 31) on 3/30/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1994 12/28/1994 Rain (18) Virginia Texas Christian 20-10
Source: Game article retrieved from the Los Angeles Times (12/29/1994) on 3/31/2012.
           
1997 12/28/1997 Light Rain (15) Louisiana St. Notre Dame 27-9
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2010 Ind. Bowl Media Guide (pp. 32) on 3/30/2012.
           
2000 12/31/2000 Heavy Snow Mississippi St. Texas A&M 43-41
Source: Photo retrieved from the National Weather Service (Shreveport, LA Office) on 3/29/2012.
           
2011 12/26/2011 Rain Missouri North Carolina 41-24
Source: Photo retrieved from the Riverfront Times Blog (12/27/2011) on 3/31/2012.
           
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Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
San Francisco, CA
Emerald Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2004 12/30/2004 Heavy Rain Navy New Mexico 34-19
Source: Photo retrieved from navy.scout.com on 4/2/2012.
           
2007 12/28/2007 Light Rain Oregon St. Maryland 21-14
Source: Photo retrieved from the Toledo Blade (12/29/2007) on 4/2/2012.
           
2009 12/26/2009 Rain Southern California Boston College 24-13
Source: Game article retrieved from the Los Angeles Times (12/27/2009) on 4/2/2012.
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 95494437) on 4/2/2012.
           
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Liberty Bowl
Philadelphia, PA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1961 12/16/1961 Very Cold Syracuse Miami (FL) 15-14
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
1962 12/15/1962 Very Cold Oregon St. Villanova 6-0
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
1963 12/21/1963 Very Cold Mississippi St. North Carolina St. 16-12
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
Memphis, TN
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1966 12/10/1966 Light Rain (9) Miami (FL) Virginia Tech 14-7
Source: Game article from the Florence (AL) Times Daily (12/11/1966, pp. 23) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1968 12/14/1968 Cold Mississippi Virginia Tech 34-17
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
1973 12/17/1973 Cold (16) North Carolina St. (19) Kansas 31-18
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
1976 12/20/1976 Cold (16) Alabama (7) UCLA 36-6
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 26 & 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
1979 12/22/1979 Rain Penn St. (15) Tulane 9-6
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
1982 12/29/1982 Cold Alabama Illinois 21-15
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
1983 12/29/1983 Very Cold Notre Dame (13) Boston College 19-18
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
1988 12/28/1988 Cold Indiana South Carolina 34-10
Source: Game article retrieved from The Charleston (SC) News and Courier (12/29/1988, pp. 11) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1993 12/28/1993 Cold (25) Louisville Michigan St. 18-7
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
2000 12/29/2000 Cold (23) Colorado St. (22) Louisville 22-17
Source: Game recap retrieved from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 50 & 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
2002 12/31/2002 Light Rain Texas Christian (23) Colorado St. 17-3
Source: Photo retrieved from GoFrogs.com on 4/1/2012.
           
2009 1/2/2010 Cold Arkansas East Carolina 20-17
Source: Listing from the 2010 Liberty Bowl Media Guide (pp. 79) on 3/29/2012.
           
2012 12/31/2012 Rain Tulsa (OK) Iowa St. 31-17
Source: Game article retrieved from collegefootball.ap.org on 5/31/2013.
           
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Los Angeles Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1970 12/19/1970 Rain Long Beach St. Louisville 24-24
Source: Game article retrieved from The Pittsburgh Press (12/20/1970, pp. 35) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Maaco Bowl
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1998 12/19/1998 Windy North Carolina San Diego St. 20-13
Source: Game article [abstract] retrieved from the Greensboro (NC) News & Record (12/21/1998, pp. C4) on 4/1/2012.
           
Maaco Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2009 12/22/2009 Windy (15) Brigham Young (16) Oregon St. 44-20
Source: Game article retrieved from the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard (12/23/2009, pp. C2) on 4/1/2012.
           
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Military Bowl
Washington, DC
EagleBank Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2009 12/29/2009 Icy UCLA Temple 30-21
Source: Game article retrieved from the USA Today (12/30/2009) on 3/31/2012.
           
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Music City Bowl
Nashville, TN
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1998 12/29/1998 Cold / Rain Virginia Tech Alabama 38-7
Source: Photo retrieved from The Tuscaloosa (AL) News (12/30/1998, pp. 11) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
2000 12/28/2000 Cold West Virginia Mississippi 49-38
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/31/2012.
Source: Article retrieved from OMSpirit.com (2/8/2012) on 3/31/2012.
           
2008 12/31/2008 Cold Vanderbilt Boston College 16-14
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 3/31/2012.
Source: Game article retrieved from VUCommodores.com (12/29/2011) on 3/31/2012.
           
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New Mexico Bowl
Albuquerque, NM
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2007 12/22/2007 Cold New Mexico Nevada 23-0
Source: Game recap retrieved from ESPN.com (12/22/2007) on 3/31/2012.
           
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Oil Bowl
Houston, TX
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1946 1/1/1947 Cold / Rain (7) Georgia Tech Saint Mary’s (CA) 41-19
Source: Game article retrieved from the Florence (AL) Times Daily (1/2/1947, pp.5) on 4/3/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Orange Bowl
Miami, FL
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1961 1/1/1962 Rain (3) Louisiana St. (6) Colorado 25-7
Source: Game article retrieved from The Dubuque (IA) Telegraph-Herald (1/2/1962, pp. 5) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1992 1/1/1993 Rain (3) Florida St. (11) Nebraska 27-14
Source: Game article retrieved from The Milwaukee Sentinel (1/2/1993, pp. 7) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Outback Bowl
Tampa, FL
Hall of Fame Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1986 12/23/1986 Rain Boston College (17) Georgia 27-24
Source: Photo retrieved from OutbackBowl.com on 4/1/2012.
           
1993 1/1/1994 Light Rain (23) Michigan North Carolina St. 42-7
Source: Game article retrieved from the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard (1/2/1994, pp. 25) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Photo retrieved from OutbackBowl.com on 4/1/2012.
           
1995 1/1/1996 Heavy Rain (15) Penn St. (16) Auburn 43-14
Source: Photo retrieved from OutbackBowl.com on 4/1/2012.
           
Outback Bowl
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2006 1/1/2007 Light Rain Penn St. (17) Tennessee 20-10
Source: Photo retrieved from OutbackBowl.com on 4/1/2012.
           
2009 1/1/2010 Rain Auburn Northwestern 38-35
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 95575551) on 4/1/2012.
           
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Pinstripe Bowl
New York, NY
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2012 12/29/2012 Heavy Snow Syracuse (NY) West Virginia 38-14
Source: Photo retrieved from ESPN on 5/31/2013
           
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Poinsettia Bowl
San Diego, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2010 12/23/2010 See Note San Diego St. Navy 35-14
Note: A few days before the game the field at Qualcomm Stadium was flooded. Workers were able to remove most of the water before kickoff, and conditions for the game were ideal.
Source: Photo retrieved from CBS8.com on 4/4/2012.
Source: Article retrieved from the Los Angeles Times (12/24/2010) on 4/4/2012.
           
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Raisin Bowl
Fresno, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1948 1/1/1949 Rain Occidental Colorado St. 21-20
Source: Game article retrieved from the Wilmington (NC) Star-News (1/2/1949, pp. 10) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1949 12/31/1949 Fog San Jose St. Texas Tech 20-13
Source: Game article retrieved from The Charleston (SC) News and Courier  (1/1/1950, pp. 20) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Rose Bowl
Pasadena, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1915 1/1/1916 Heavy Rain Washington St. Brown 14-0
Source: Game recap retrieved from tournamentofroses.com on 4/2/2012.
Source: Footage retrieved from TomBenjey’s YouTube Channel on 4/2/2012.
           
1921 1/2/1922 Rain Wash. & Jeff. (PA) California 0-0
Source: Game recap retrieved from tournamentofroses.com on 4/2/2012.
Source: Footage retrieved from the U. Grant Miller Library vimeo Channel on 4/2/2012.
           
1930 1/1/1931 Light Rain Alabama Washington St. 24-0
Source: Game article retrieved from The Milwaukee Sentinel (1/2/1931, pp. 10) on 4/1/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1933 1/1/1934 Muddy Columbia Stanford 7-0
Source: Game recap retrieved from tournamentofroses.com on 4/2/2012.
Source: Photo retrieved from the Quad (Stanford) Yearbook (Class of 1934, pp. 244) on 4/2/2012 from E-Yearbook.com.
           
1954 1/1/1955 Heavy Rain (1) Ohio St. (17) Southern California 20-7
Source: Game recap and photo retrieved from Cleveland.com (12/16/2009) on 4/2/2012.
           
1997 1/1/1997 Light Rain (4) Ohio St. (2) Arizona St. 20-17
Source: Historical weather data retrieved from Weather Underground on 4/2/2012.
Source: Game article [abstract] retrieved from the Los Angeles Times (1/3/1997, pp. 8) on 4/2/2012.
           
Durham, NC – (Temporary Location)
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1941 1/1/1942 Rain (17) Oregon St. (3) Duke 20-16
Source: Game recap retrieved from Duke University Libraries on 4/2/2012.
           
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San Diego East-West Christmas Classic
San Diego, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1921 12/26/1921 Rain Centre (KY) Arizona 38-0
Source: Game article retrieved from The St. Petersburg (FL) Evening Independent (12/27/1921, pp. 8) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, CA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2002 12/31/2002 Muddy Fresno St. Georgia Tech 30-21
Source: Game article retrieved from the USA Today (12/31/2002) on 4/2/2012.
           
2003 12/30/2003 Rain Fresno St. UCLA 17-9
Source: Game article retrieved from GoBulldogs.com (12/30/2003) on 4/2/2012.
           
2004 12/30/2004 Heavy Rain Northern Illinois Troy 34-21
Source: Game article retrieved from the USA Today (12/31/2004) on 4/2/2012.
           
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Sugar Bowl
New Orleans, LA
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1935 1/1/1936 Heavy Rain Texas Christian Louisiana St. 3-2
Source: Game article retrieved from the Lewiston (ID) Morning Tribune (1/2/1936, pp. 5) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1936 1/1/1937 Rain (5) Santa Clara (2) Louisiana St. 21-14
Source: Game article retrieved from the Palm Beach Daily News (1/2/1937, pp. 8) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1937 1/1/1938 Light Rain (8) Santa Clara (10) Louisiana St. 6-0
Source: Game article retrieved from the Reading (PA) Eagle (1/2/1938, pp. 12) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1941 1/1/1942 Heavy Rain (8) Fordham (7) Missouri 2-0
Source: Game article retrieved from the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard (1/2/1942, pp. 7) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1959 1/1/1960 Muddy (2) Mississippi (3) Louisiana St. 21-0
Source: Photo retrieved from allstatesugarbowl.org on 4/2/2012
           
1967 1/1/1968 Muddy Louisiana St. (7) Wyoming 20-13
Source: Game article retrieved from the  Lexington (NC) Dispatch (1/2/1968, pp. 5) on 4/2/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
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Sun Bowl
El Paso, TX
Season Date Weather Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1946 1/1/1947 Snow Cincinnati Virginia Tech 18-6
Source: Photo retrieved from the 2009 Sun Bowl Media Guide (pp. 64) on 3/31/2012.
           
1974 12/28/1974 Cold / Fog Mississippi St. North Carolina 26-24
Source: Photo retrieved from the 2009 Sun Bowl Media Guide (pp. 92) on 3/31/2012.
           
1982 12/25/1982 Snow North Carolina (8) Texas 26-10
Source: Game article retrieved from the Toledo Blade (12/26/1982, pp. 42) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1983 12/24/1983 Cold Alabama (6) Southern Methodist 28-7
Source: Game article retrieved from The Tuscaloosa (AL) News (12/25/1983, pp. 11) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1987 12/25/1987 Heavy Snow (11) Oklahoma St. West Virginia 35-33
Source: Photo retrieved from the Beaver (PA) County Times (12/26/1987, pp. 18) on 3/31/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
2010 12/31/2010 Light Snow Notre Dame Miami (FL) 33-17
Source: Game article retrieved from the El Paso Times (1/2/2011) on 3/31/2012.

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