Aztec Bowl

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The Aztec Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned college division/minor (prior to 1997); AFCA Division III (since 1997) Division II/III (since 2011) post-season bowl game that has been played intermittently since 1947. From 1947 to 1949 the event was called the Silver Bowl, and in 1950 the name was changed to the Aztec Bowl.

With but one exception, all of the games have been played at locations in Mexico; the exception was the 1957 game played in San Antonio, Texas. From 1997 to 2008, under sponsorship of the American Football Coaches Association, the bowl had featured a team of Division III All-Stars against a team of Mexican All-Stars. 360 Sports Events Division II/III All American Eagles took over sponsoring players, along with ONEFA in 2010.[1]

Games played in 1970 and 1980 are considered junior college bowl games, and games played in 1947, 1948, 1952, and 1996 are considered military bowl games. No games were played in 1954-1956, 1958–1963, 1967–1969, 1972–1978, 1981–1983, 1985, and 1995. The games are traditionally played in mid-December.

Under the new format there were no games in 2008 and 2010 because of lack of sponsors.[2] In 2011, the Aztec Bowl All-Star Game resumed play in Chihuahua, Mexico.[3] *There was no game in 2013 because of venue issues in Mexico.

The Aztec Bowl has always been an International Bowl Game, however in 1997 the Aztec Bowl was re-formed into a Bowl Game between Small College All-Stars from the United States and Mexico, billed as Team USA vs. Team Mexico. It has become very prestigious for Team USA or Team Mexico to win the Aztec Bowl, because they are trying to win it for their Country.

Results by year[edit]

Date played Winner Result Loser Venue Bowl Games I - XLIV
December 19, 1947 Mexico All-Stars 24-19 Randolph Field Air Base Mexico City, Mexico Military Bowl Game - I
December 11, 1948 San Diego Marines 33-26 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico Military Bowl Game - II
December 17, 1949 Trinity University 52-6 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico College Bowl Game - III
December 23, 1950 Whittier Poets 27–14 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico College Division Bowl Game - IV
December 22, 1951 Sul Ross State Lobos 41–40 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico College Division Bowl Game - V
December 20, 1952 Hamilton Air Force Base 55–33 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico Military Bowl Game - VI
December 19, 1953 Mexico All-Stars 45–26 Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds Mexico City, Mexico College Division Bowl Game - VII
December 16, 1957 Wiley Wildcats 78–20 Mexico All-Stars San Antonio, Texas College Division Bowl Game - VIII
November 28, 1964 Mexico All-Stars 20–7 California-Santa Barbara Gauchos Mexico City, Mexico College Division Bowl Game - IX
December 14, 1965 Mexico All-Stars 28–6 San Diego Sabres Mexico City, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - X
December 13, 1966 Tarleton State Texans 42–8 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico College Division Bowl Game - XI
December 10, 1970 Mexico All-Stars 7–6 Mesabi State Junior College Mexico City, Mexico Junior College Bowl Game - XII
December 20, 1971 Navy Freshmen 47–9 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico College Division Bowl Game - XIII
December 9, 1979 Mexico All-Stars 8–0 Trinity (TX) Tigers Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XIV
December 13, 1980 Mexico All-Stars 28–17 La Mesa Junior College Mexico City, Mexico Junior College Bowl Game - XV
December 15, 1984 Mexico All-Stars 22–15 Tarleton State Texans Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XVI
December 20, 1986 Washburn Ichabods 27–8 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XVII
December 14, 1987 Adams State Indians 35–17 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XVIII
December 10, 1988 Mexico All-Stars 49–21 Western New Mexico Mustangs Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XIX
December 9, 1989 Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm 22–0 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XX
December 12, 1990 Southern Arkansas Muleriders 41–29 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XXI
December 15, 1991 Mexico All-Stars 35–28 Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs Mexico City, Mexico NAIA Bowl Game - XXII
December 14, 1992 Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils 21–14 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XXIII
December 18, 1993 Mexico All-Stars 34–20 McMurry Indians Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XXIV
December 17, 1994 Mexico All-Stars 24–24 Southeastern Oklahoma State Savages Mexico City, Mexico Division III Bowl Game - XXV
December 19, 1996 Mexico All-Stars 63–8 Palermo (Italy) Cardinals Mexico City, Mexico Military Bowl Game - XXVI
December 20, 1997 AFCA Division III All-Stars 42–41 Mexico All-Stars Toluca, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXVII
December 12, 1998 AFCA Division III All-Stars 40–13 Mexico All-Stars Monterrey, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXVIII
December 18, 1999 AFCA Division III All-Stars 44–13 Mexico All-Stars Mexico City, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXIX
December 16, 2000 AFCA Division III All-Stars 27–26 Mexico All-Stars Mérida, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXX
December 15, 2001 AFCA Division III All-Stars 37–5 Mexico All-Stars Saltillo, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXI
December 14, 2002 AFCA Division III All-Stars 15–9 Mexico All-Stars Torreon, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXII
December 13, 2003 Mexico All-Stars 34–31 AFCA Division III All-Stars Cancun, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXIII
December 11, 2004 AFCA Division III All-Stars 23–3 Mexico All-Stars Cancun, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXIV
December 17, 2005 AFCA Division III All-Stars 53–15 Mexico All-Stars Toluca, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXV
December 17, 2006 AFCA Division III All-Stars 28–7 Mexico All-Stars Aguascalientes, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXVI
December 8, 2007 AFCA Division III All-Stars 37–19 Mexico All-Stars Chihuahua, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXVII
December 5, 2009 Mexico All-Stars 42–17 Central Methodist Eagles Mexico City, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXVIII [4]
December 10, 2011 Division II/III All American Eagles 28–14 ONEFA Mexico All-Stars Chihuahua, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XXXIX [5]
December 14, 2012 Division II/III All American Eagles 49–26 ONEFA Mexico All-Stars Monterrey, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XL
November 29, 2014 Division II/III All American Eagles 24–21 ONEFA Mexico All-Stars Chihuahua, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XLI
December 5, 2015 ONEFA Mexico All-Stars 17-14 Division II/III All American Eagles Mexico City, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XLII
December 9, 2016 ONEFA Mexico All-Stars 27–19 Division II/III All American Eagles Monterrey, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XLIII
December 9, 2017 ONEFA Mexico All-Stars 34–24 Division II/III All American Eagles Texcoco, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XLIV
December 8, 2018 ONEFA Mexico All-Stars 17-10 Division II/III All American Eagles Mexico City, Mexico All-Star Bowl Game - XLV


  • Since 2011 when the Division II/III Team USA All American Eagles and the ONEFA Mexico All-Stars have been competing against one other, they have each had the bragging rights of owning a 3-Peat against the other.
  • The 3-Peat that Team USA & Team Mexico have had against one another certainly heated up the rivalry at Aztec Bowl XLV on December 8, 2018 at Olympic Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Team Mexico won 17-10 in a hard fought Defensive Battle between the two Teams. ONEFA Team Mexico now has a 4-3 Edge over Team USA.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ONEFA
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  3. ^ http://www.allamericanbowl.com
  4. ^ "Apalea México en Tazón Azteca". December 5, 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-01-05.
  5. ^ "Apalea México en Tazón Azteca". December 10, 2011.