List of Stanford Cardinal bowl games

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The Stanford Cardinal football team competes as part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing Stanford University in the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. Prior to 1930, the team had no official nickname. From 1930 to 1972, the team was known as the Indians; from 1972 to 1981, the team was known as the Cardinals; since 1982, the team has competed as the Cardinal.

Since the establishment of the team in 1892, Stanford has appeared in 29 bowl games.[1] Included in these games are 15 appearances in the Rose Bowl Game and six Bowl Championship Series (BCS)/New Year's Six game appearances with an overall record of 14 wins, 14 losses, and one tie.[1]

The Cardinal played its 29th bowl game against the TCU Horned Frogs in the 2017 Alamo Bowl on December 28, 2017.

Bowl games[edit]

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, date, winning team, score, losing team, stadium, location, attendance, head coach, and MVP
# Bowl Date Winning team Score Losing team Stadium Location Attendance Head coach MVP
1 Rose Bowl January 1, 1902 Michigan L 0–49 Stanford Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 8,500 Fickert, CharlesCharles Fickert Neil Snow (Michigan)
2 Rose Bowl January 1, 1925 Notre Dame L 10–27 Stanford Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 53,000 Warner, Glenn "Pop"Glenn "Pop" Warner Nevers, ErnieErnie Nevers (Stanford)
Elmer Layden (Notre Dame)
3 Rose Bowl January 1, 1927 Stanford T 7–7 Alabama Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 57,417 Warner, Glenn "Pop"Glenn "Pop" Warner Pickhard, FredFred Pickhard (Alabama)
4 Rose Bowl January 2, 1928 Stanford W 7–6 Pittsburgh Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 70,000 Warner, Glenn "Pop"Glenn "Pop" Warner Hoffman, BiffBiff Hoffman (Stanford)
5 Rose Bowl January 1, 1934 Columbia L 0–7 Stanford Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 35,000 Thornhill, Claude E.Claude E. Thornhill Montgomery, CliffCliff Montgomery (Columbia)
6 Rose Bowl January 1, 1935 Alabama L 13–29 Stanford Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 84,474 Thornhill, Claude E.Claude E. Thornhill Howell, DixieDixie Howell (Alabama)
7 Rose Bowl January 1, 1936 Stanford W 7–0 SMU Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 84,784 Thornhill, Claude E.Claude E. Thornhill Moscrip, JimJim Moscrip (Stanford)
Keith Topping (Stanford)
8 Rose Bowl January 1, 1941 Stanford W 21–13 Nebraska Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 92,000 Shaughnessy, ClarkClark Shaughnessy Kmetovic, PetePete Kmetovic (Stanford)
9 Rose Bowl January 1, 1952 Illinois L 7–40 Stanford Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 96,825 Taylor, ChuckChuck Taylor Tate, BillBill Tate (Illinois)
10 Rose Bowl January 1, 1971 Stanford W 27–17 Ohio State Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 103,839 Ralston, JohnJohn Ralston Plunkett, JimJim Plunkett (Stanford)
11 Rose Bowl January 1, 1972 Stanford W 13–12 Michigan Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 103,154 Ralston, JohnJohn Ralston Bunce, DonDon Bunce (Stanford)
12 Sun Bowl December 31, 1977 Stanford W 24–14 LSU Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas 31,318 Walsh, BillBill Walsh Ceresino, GordyGordy Ceresino (Stanford)
Charles Alexander (LSU)
13 Bluebonnet Bowl December 31, 1978 Stanford W 25–22 Georgia Astrodome Houston 34,084 Walsh, BillBill Walsh Dils, SteveSteve Dils (Stanford)
Gordy Ceresino (Stanford)
14 Gator Bowl December 27, 1986 Clemson L 21–27 Stanford Gator Bowl Stadium Jacksonville, Florida 80,104 Elway, JackJack Elway Muster, BradBrad Muster (Stanford)
Rodney Williams (Clemson)
15 Aloha Bowl December 25, 1991 Georgia Tech L 17–18 Stanford Aloha Stadium Honolulu, HI 34,433 Green, DennisDennis Green Vardell, TommyTommy Vardell (Stanford)
Shawn Jones (Georgia Tech)
16 Blockbuster Bowl January 1, 1993 Stanford W 24–3 Penn State Joe Robbie Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida 45,554 Walsh, BillBill Walsh Gordon, DarrienDarrien Gordon (Stanford)
17 Liberty Bowl December 30, 1995 East Carolina L 13–19 Stanford Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, Tennessee 47,398 Willingham, TyroneTyrone Willingham Ellis, KwameKwame Ellis (Stanford)
18 Sun Bowl December 31, 1996 Stanford W 38–0 Michigan State Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas 42,721 Willingham, TyroneTyrone Willingham Hutchinson, ChadChad Hutchinson (Stanford)
19 Rose Bowl January 1, 2000 Wisconsin L 9–17 Stanford Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 93,731 Willingham, TyroneTyrone Willingham Dayne, RonRon Dayne (Wisconsin)
20 Seattle Bowl December 27, 2001 Georgia Tech L 14–24 Stanford Safeco Field Seattle, Washington 30,144 Willingham, TyroneTyrone Willingham Godsey, GeorgeGeorge Godsey (Georgia Tech)
21 Sun Bowl December 31, 2009 Oklahoma L 27–31 Stanford Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas 53,713 Harbaugh, JimJim Harbaugh Broyles, RyanRyan Broyles (Oklahoma)
22 Orange Bowl January 3, 2011 Stanford W 40–12 Virginia Tech Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida 65,453 Harbaugh, JimJim Harbaugh Luck, AndrewAndrew Luck (Stanford)
23 Fiesta Bowl January 2, 2012 Oklahoma State L 38–41 (OT) Stanford University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona 69,927 Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw Blackmon, JustinJustin Blackmon (Oklahoma State)
Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
24 Rose Bowl January 1, 2013 Stanford W 20–14 Wisconsin Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 93,359 Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw Taylor, StepfanStepfan Taylor (Stanford)
Usua Amanam (Stanford)
25 Rose Bowl January 1, 2014 Michigan State L 20–24 Stanford Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 95,173 Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw Cook, ConnorConnor Cook (Michigan State)
Kyler Elsworth (Michigan State)
26 Foster Farms Bowl December 30, 2014 Stanford W 45–21 Maryland Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California 34,780 Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw Hogan, KevinKevin Hogan (Stanford)
James Vaughters (Stanford)
27 Rose Bowl January 1, 2016 Stanford W 45–16 Iowa Rose Bowl Pasadena, California 94,268 Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw McCaffrey, ChristianChristian McCaffrey (Stanford)
Aziz Shittu (Stanford)
28 Sun Bowl December 30, 2016 Stanford W 25–23 North Carolina Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas 42,166 Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw Thomas, SolomonSolomon Thomas (Stanford)
29 Alamo Bowl December 28, 2017 TCU L 37–39 Stanford Alamodome San Antonio, Texas 57,563 Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw Hill, KennyKenny Hill (TCU)
Howard, TravinTravin Howard (TCU)


  1. ^ a b "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved December 6, 2012.