Dec 152012
 

This year’s bowl season features two games involving a state of California vs. state of Texas matchup: Baylor and UCLA will battle in the Holiday Bowl, while Fresno State and Southern Methodist face-off in the Hawaii Bowl. It will be the 17th time that teams from California and Texas have met in bowl games – that’s a lot of bowl meetings but not the record.

Due to the Rose Bowl’s long-standing Big Ten-Pac-12 affiliation, teams from California and Michigan have met in 23 bowl games; the most ever between states. The state of California’s 12 bowl victories over Michigan is the record for the most bowl wins a state holds over another. The last time the two states met in a bowl game was in the 2006 season, when Southern California defeated Michigan 32-18 in the Rose Bowl.

State vs. State Bowl Records – (1901-2011 / Minimum Five Games)

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Legend:

Last Bowl: The last season (not calendar year) that the states met in a bowl game(s).

Last Win: The last season that the state beat the other state in a bowl game(s).

Maj W/L/T: The record a state has vs. another state in major bowl games. What are the major bowl games? I counted the BCS Championship, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl as major bowl games; in addition the Cotton Bowl from its inception (1937) to 1995 was included.

Columns can be sorted by clicking on the titles in the header. You can search for a specific state using the search box to the right.

Statevs. StateBowlsWLTWin Pct.Last BowlLast WinMaj WMaj LMaj T
AlabamaCalifornia75110.78619861986211
AlabamaMichigan84400.50020102010210
AlabamaNebraska53200.60020062006220
AlabamaPennsylvania63210.58320022002200
AlabamaTexas188910.47220092009370
ArkansasGeorgia63300.50019911975210
CaliforniaAlabama71510.21419861937121
CaliforniaColorado52300.40020082007
CaliforniaGeorgia83500.37520072007020
CaliforniaIllinois115600.45520112007330
CaliforniaIowa63300.50020022002210
CaliforniaLouisiana54100.80020111977300
CaliforniaMichigan23121100.52220062006970
CaliforniaOhio1610600.62519911986740
CaliforniaOklahoma61500.16720112004120
CaliforniaPennsylvania107210.75020092009511
CaliforniaTexas158700.53320112006310
CaliforniaUtah84400.50020092005
CaliforniaWisconsin62400.33320001962230
ColoradoCalifornia53200.60020082008
ColoradoMississippi52300.40019991991
ColoradoOregon53200.60020011998010
ColoradoTexas146710.46420092009011
FloridaFlorida105500.50020042004440
FloridaGeorgia53110.70020102010110
FloridaIndiana53200.60020112011110
FloridaNebraska128400.66720012001830
FloridaNorth Carolina54100.80020062006
FloridaOhio86200.75020112011310
FloridaOklahoma95400.55620082008230
FloridaPennsylvania84310.56320102010030
FloridaTennessee53200.60020082008020
FloridaTexas64200.66719911991200
FloridaVirginia55001.00020012001100
FloridaWest Virginia64200.66720112009100
GeorgiaArkansas63300.50019911991120
GeorgiaCalifornia85300.62520072001200
GeorgiaFlorida51310.30020102002110
GeorgiaIndiana54100.80020032003100
GeorgiaPennsylvania62400.33319821956130
GeorgiaTexas118300.72720092009420
IllinoisCalifornia127500.58320112011430
IndianaFlorida52300.40020112010110
IndianaGeorgia51400.20020031978010
IndianaTexas96300.66719931993520
IowaCalifornia63300.50020021986120
IowaTexas63300.50020062001
LouisianaCalifornia51400.20020112011030
LouisianaTexas103700.30020112010220
MarylandTennessee53200.60020022002100
MarylandTexas61500.16720031957120
MichiganAlabama84400.50020102009120
MichiganCalifornia23111200.47820062001790
MichiganWashington63300.50019971997320
MississippiColorado53200.60019991999
MississippiNorth Carolina63300.50020112011
MississippiOklahoma53200.60020092009
MississippiTexas1711600.64720082008310
NebraskaAlabama52300.40020061971220
NebraskaFlorida124800.33320011995380
New YorkTexas53200.60020102010120
North CarolinaFlorida51400.20020062005
North CarolinaMississippi63300.50020111994
North CarolinaTexas104510.45020002000010
North CarolinaWest Virginia63300.50020102010
OhioCalifornia1661000.37519911991470
OhioFlorida82600.25020112002130
OhioTennessee53200.60020112011
OhioTexas104600.40020082005210
OhioUtah55001.00020112011
OhioVirginia53200.60020081971010
OklahomaCalifornia65100.83320112011210
OklahomaFlorida94500.44420082000320
OklahomaMississippi52300.40020092002
OklahomaTexas75200.71419931993100
OklahomaUtah52300.40020111976100
OregonColorado52300.40020012001100
OregonPennsylvania63300.50020082008110
PennsylvaniaAlabama62310.41720021995020
PennsylvaniaCalifornia102710.25020091981151
PennsylvaniaFlorida83410.43820102005300
PennsylvaniaGeorgia64200.66719821982310
PennsylvaniaOregon63300.50020082002110
PennsylvaniaTexas126510.54220112007321
TennesseeFlorida52300.40020081998200
TennesseeMaryland52300.40020021983010
TennesseeOhio52300.40020112005
TennesseeTexas104510.45020042004140
TexasAlabama189810.52820091985730
TexasCalifornia157800.46720112011130
TexasColorado147610.53620092008101
TexasFlorida62400.33319911976020
TexasGeorgia113800.27320091950240
TexasIndiana93600.33319931987250
TexasIowa63300.50020062006
TexasLouisiana107300.70020112011220
TexasMaryland65100.83320032003210
TexasMississippi1761100.35320081998130
TexasNew York52300.40020101956210
TexasNorth Carolina105410.55020001999100
TexasOhio106400.60020082008120
TexasOklahoma72500.28619931981010
TexasPennsylvania125610.45820112011231
TexasTennessee105410.55020041973410
TexasTexas104420.50020072007002
TexasWashington62400.33320112011
UtahCalifornia84400.50020092009
UtahOhio50500.00020110
UtahOklahoma53200.60020112011010
VirginiaFlorida50500.00020010010
VirginiaOhio52300.40020082008100
WashingtonMichigan63300.50019971997230
WashingtonTexas64200.66720112003
West VirginiaFlorida62400.33320112011010
West VirginiaNorth Carolina63300.50020102008
WisconsinCalifornia64200.66720002000320

 

In five tries teams from the state of Florida have never lost to teams from Virginia in bowl games; the same goes for Ohio teams against Utah teams in bowl games.

State vs. State Undefeated Bowl Records - (Minimum Three Games)

Undefeated vs. State W-L-T Last Bowl
Florida Virginia 5-0 2001
Ohio Utah 5-0 2011
Alabama Ohio 4-0 2010
Nebraska Louisiana 4-0 ¹ 1986
Ohio Arizona 4-0 1996
Texas Michigan 4-0 2009
West Virginia Texas 4-0 1984
Alabama Arkansas 3-0 1984
Alabama New York 3-0-1 1996
Alabama Washington 3-0 1986
California Virginia 3-0 2010
Mississippi Arkansas 3-0 2005
Oklahoma North Carolina 3-0 1957
Pennsylvania Kansas 3-0 1975
Pennsylvania Tennessee 3-0 2006
West Virginia Kentucky 3-0 2002

¹ All wins came in the major bowl games (Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl).

 

 Additional Info

  • Teams from the state of Texas have met teams from 39 different states in bowl games. It’s the most different number of states another state has faced in bowl games, followed by North Carolina (34 different states), Florida (33 states), and California (32 states).
  • No states have ever met more than two times in the same bowl season. States meeting twice in the same bowl season has happened 28 times, and it has happened four times in the last three seasons: 2010 FL vs. SC, 2010 IL vs. TX, 2011 PA vs. TX, 2012 CA vs. TX.
  • Teams from the state of Georgia have won their last seven bowl games (since the 1951 season) vs. teams from the state of Texas. That streak and Florida’s seven consecutive bowl wins vs. Nebraska from the 1983 season to 1993, is the record for most consecutive bowl wins one state has over another.
  • For five straight seasons (1991-1995) teams from the state of Florida met Nebraska in bowl games. It’s the most consecutive seasons one state has met another state in bowl games. The Florida teams (Florida, Florida St., and Miami) had a record of 3-2 in those bowl games.

 

Sources: College Football at Sports-Reference.comCollege Football Data Warehouse


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