Bluebonnet Bowl

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Bluebonnet Bowl (defunct)
StadiumAstrodome
LocationHouston, Texas
Previous stadiumsRice Stadium
(1959–1967, 1985–1986)
Operated1959–1987
Conference tie-insSouthwest Conference (1980, 1982–1987)
Sponsors
None
Former names
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (1968–1984, 1987)
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Bluebonnet Bowl (defunct)
StadiumAstrodome
LocationHouston, Texas
Previous stadiumsRice Stadium
(1959–1967, 1985–1986)
Operated1959–1987
Conference tie-insSouthwest Conference (1980, 1982–1987)
Sponsors
None
Former names
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (1968–1984, 1987)
Bluebonnet Bowl Awards dinner program and menu, Shamrock Hotel, Houston, Texas - Tulsa University v. University of Mississippi, 1964 (12-19-1964)

The Bluebonnet Bowl was an annual college football bowl game played in Houston, Texas.[1] A civic group was appointed by the Houston Chamber of Commerce Athletics Committee in 1959 to organize the bowl game. It was held at Rice Stadium from 1959 through 1967, and again in 1985 and 1986. The game was played in the Astrodome from 1968 through 1984, as well in 1987. When it was held in the Astrodome, it was called the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. The proceeds from the bowl games were distributed to various Harris County, Texas charitable organizations. The game was discontinued following the 1987 season due to poor ticket sales and lack of a title sponsor.[2]

The Bluebonnet Bowl generally featured a team from Texas against an out-of-state opponent; 19 out of the 29 games involved a team from Texas. From 1980 to 1987, with the exception of 1981, a team from the Southwest Conference played against an at-large opponent.

Bowl games would eventually return to Houston in 2000 with first the Houston Bowl, and then the Texas Bowl.

Game results[edit]

Date PlayedWinning TeamLosing TeamNotes
December 19, 1959Clemson23Texas Christian7
December 17, 1960Alabama3Texas3[3]notes
December 17, 1961Kansas33Rice7
December 22, 1962Missouri14Georgia Tech10
December 21, 1963Baylor14Louisiana State7
December 19, 1964Tulsa14Mississippi7
December 18, 1965Tennessee27Tulsa6
December 17, 1966Texas19Mississippi0[4]
December 23, 1967Colorado31Miami (FL)21
December 31, 1968SMU28Oklahoma27
December 31, 1969Houston36Auburn7
December 31, 1970Alabama24Oklahoma24notes
December 31, 1971Colorado29Houston17
December 30, 1972Tennessee24Louisiana State17
December 29, 1973Houston47Tulane7notes
December 23, 1974Houston31North Carolina State31
December 27, 1975Texas38Colorado21
December 31, 1976Nebraska27Texas Tech24
December 31, 1977USC47Texas A&M28
December 31, 1978Stanford25Georgia22notes
December 31, 1979Purdue27Tennessee22
December 31, 1980North Carolina16Texas7
December 31, 1981Michigan33UCLA14notes
December 31, 1982Arkansas28Florida24
December 31, 1983Oklahoma State24Baylor14
December 31, 1984West Virginia31Texas Christian14
December 31, 1985Air Force24Texas16
December 31, 1986Baylor21Colorado9
December 31, 1987Texas32Pittsburgh27

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foldesy, Jody. "Bowls burgeon as big business", The Washington Times. December 21, 1997. Page A1.
  2. ^ Associated Press - Officials Cancel Bluebonnet Bowl. New York Times, October 13, 1988
  3. ^ "1960 Bluebonnet Bowl: Alabama 3, Texas 3". Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  4. ^ "1966 Bluebonnet Bowl: Texas 19, Ole Miss 0". Retrieved 2007-12-18. 

External links[edit]