Freedom Bowl

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Freedom Bowl (defunct)
StadiumAnaheim Stadium
LocationAnaheim, California
Operated1985-1994

The Freedom Bowl was an annual post-season college football bowl game played at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California, from 1984 to 1994. Beginning with the 1995 season, the Freedom Bowl's WAC tie-ins were merged with that of the Holiday Bowl and the game was dissolved.[1] In 1997, Anaheim Stadium reverted to a baseball-only configuration.

Game results[edit]

Date Winner Loser Notes
December 26, 1984 Iowa 55 No. 19 Texas 17[2] notes
December 30, 1985 Washington 20 Colorado 17 notes
December 30, 1986 No. 15 UCLA 31 BYU 10 notes
December 30, 1987 Arizona State 33 Air Force 28 notes
December 29, 1988 BYU 20 Colorado 17 notes
December 30, 1989 Washington 34 Florida 7 notes
December 29, 1990 Colorado State 32 Oregon 31 notes
December 30, 1991 Tulsa 28 San Diego State 17 notes
December 29, 1992 Fresno State 24 No. 23 USC 7 notes
December 30, 1993 USC 28 Utah 21 notes
December 27, 1994 No. 14 Utah 16 No. 15 Arizona 13 notes

Appearances by team[edit]

Rank Team Appearances Record Win %
T1 Washington 2 2–0 1.000
T1 BYU 2 1–1 .500
T1 USC 2 1–1 .500
T1 Utah 2 1–1 .500
T1 Colorado 2 0–2 .000
T6 Arizona State 1 1–0 1.000
T6 Colorado State 1 1–0 1.000
T6 Fresno State 1 1–0 1.000
T6 Iowa 1 1–0 1.000
T6 Tulsa 1 1–0 1.000
T6 UCLA 1 1–0 1.000
T6 Air Force 1 0–1 .000
T6 Arizona 1 0–1 .000
T6 Florida 1 0–1 .000
T6 Oregon 1 0–1 .000
T6 San Diego State 1 0–1 .000
T6 Texas 1 0–1 .000

Appearances by conference[edit]

Rank Conference Appearances Record Win % # of Teams Teams
T1 Pac-10 8 5–3 .625 6 Washington (2–0)

USC (1–1)
Arizona State (1–0)
UCLA (1–0)
Arizona (0–1)
Oregon (0–1)

T1 WAC 8 4–4 .500 6 BYU (1–1)

Utah (1–1)
Colorado State (1–0)
Fresno State (1–0)
Air Force (0–1)
San Diego State (0–1)

3 Big Eight 2 0–2 .000 1 Colorado (0–2)
T4 Big Ten 1 1–0 1.000 1 Iowa (1–0)
T4 Independent 1 1–0 1.000 1 Tulsa (1–0)
T4 SEC 1 0–1 .000 1 Florida (0–1)
T4 SWC 1 0–1 .000 1 Texas (0–1)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foldesy, Jody. "Bowls burgeon as big business", The Washington Times. December 21, 1997. Page A1.
  2. ^ "1984 Freedom Bowl: Iowa 55, Texas 17". Archived from the original on 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2006-12-30.