Rice Bowl

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Rice Bowl
Rice Bowl presented by Prudential
Stadium Tokyo Dome
Location Tokyo, Japan
Previous stadiums National Stadium (1984-1990)
Operated 1984-present
Conference tie-ins X-League
Sponsors
2016 matchup
Panasonic Impulse, Ritsumeikan University Panthers

The Rice Bowl is an annual American football national championship game held in Japan every January 3 that pits the champion of college football and the champion of the corporate X-League.[1] The game can draw over 40,000 spectators.

All Star Era[edit]

X-League Era[edit]

X-League Era Results [2][edit]

Date Game College Team Score X-League Stadium Attendance
January 3, 1984 37 Kyoto 29-28 Renown Rovers National Stadium
January 3, 1985 38 Nihon 53-21 Renown Rovers National Stadium
January 3, 1986 39 Kwansei Gakuin 42-45 Renown Rovers National Stadium
January 3, 1987 40 Kyoto 35-34 Renown Rovers National Stadium
January 3, 1988 41 Kyoto 42-8 Renown Rovers National Stadium
January 3, 1989 42 Nihon 47-7 Renown Rovers National Stadium
January 3, 1990 43 Nihon 42-14 Asahi Beer Silver Star National Stadium
January 3, 1991 44 Nihon 35-13 Panasonic Impulse Tokyo Dome
January 3, 1992 45 Kwansei Gakuin 6-28 Onward Oaks Tokyo Dome
January 3, 1993 46 Kyoto 20-29 Asahi Beer Silver Star Tokyo Dome
January 3, 1994 47 Kwansei Gakuin 23-28 Asahi Beer Silver Star Tokyo Dome
January 3, 1995 48 Ritsumeikan 14-16 Panasonic Impulse Tokyo Dome
January 3, 1996 49 Kyoto 35-21 Panasonic Impulse Tokyo Dome
January 3, 1997 50 Kyoto 16-19 Recruit Seagulls Tokyo Dome
January 3, 1998 51 Hosei 0-39 Kashima Deers Tokyo Dome
January 3, 1999 52 Ritsumeikan 16-30 Recruit Seagulls Tokyo Dome
January 3, 2000 53 Kwansei Gakuin 17-33 Asahi Beer Silver Star Tokyo Dome
January 3, 2001 54 Hosei 13-52 Asahi Soft Drink Challengers Tokyo Dome
January 3, 2002 55 Kwansei Gakuin 30-27 Asahi Soft Drink Challengers Tokyo Dome
January 3, 2003 56 Ritsumeikan 36-13 Obic Seagulls Tokyo Dome
January 3, 2004 57 Ritsumeikan 28-16 Onward Oaks Tokyo Dome
January 3, 2005 58 Ritsumeikan 7-26 Panasonic Impulse Tokyo Dome 28,000
January 3, 2006 59 Hosei 17-47 Obic Seagulls Tokyo Dome 28,041
January 3, 2007 60 Hosei 29-30 Onward Oaks Tokyo Dome 32,598
January 3, 2008 61 Kwansei Gakuin 38-52 Panasonic Impulse Tokyo Dome 34,487
January 3, 2009 62 Ritsumeikan 17-13 Panasonic Impulse Tokyo Dome 34,655
January 3, 2010 63 Kansai 16-19 Kashima Deers Tokyo Dome 35,742
January 3, 2011 64 Ritsumeikan 0-24 Obic Seagulls Tokyo Dome 35,750
January 3, 2012 65 Kwansei Gakuin 28-38 Obic Seagulls Tokyo Dome 25,059
January 3, 2013 66 Kwansei Gakuin 15-21 Obic Seagulls Tokyo Dome 27,371
January 3, 2014 67 Kwansei Gakuin 16-34 Obic Seagulls Tokyo Dome 29,564
January 3, 2015 68 Kwansei Gakuin 24-33 Fujitsu Frontiers Tokyo Dome 30,361
January 3, 2016 69 Ritsumeikan 19-22 Panasonic Impulse Tokyo Dome 31,345
January 3, 2017 70 Kwansei Gakuin 13-30 Fujitsu Frontiers Tokyo Dome 33,521

Records of teams[edit]

College Teams
Team Times Participated Wins Losses
Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 11 1 10
Ritsumeikan University Panthers 8 3 5
Kyoto University Gangsters 6 4 2
Nihon University Phoenix 4 4 0
Hosei University Tomahawks 4 0 4
Kansai University Kaisers 1 0 1


X-League teams
Team Times Participated Wins Losses
Obic Seagulls 8 7 1
Panasonic Impulse 7 4 3
Renown Rovers 6 1 5
Asahi Beer Silver Star 4 3 1
Onward Skylarks 3 2 1
Lixil Deers 2 2 0
Asahi Soft Drink Challengers 2 1 1
Fujitsu Frontiers 2 2 0

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