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List of Virginia Cavaliers bowl games


List of Virginia Cavaliers bowl games

The Virginia Cavaliers college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the University of Virginia in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since the establishment of the team in 1888, Virginia has appeared in 18 bowl games.[1] The latest bowl occurred on December 31, 2011, when Virginia was defeated by Auburn 43-24 in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl. The loss in that game brought the Cavaliers' overall bowl record to seven wins and eleven losses (7–11).[1]


  • Key 1
  • Bowl games 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4


Bowl games

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, score, date, season, opponent, stadium, location, attendance and head coach[A 1]
# Bowl Score[A 2] Date Season[A 3] Opponent[A 4] Stadium Location Attendance[2] Head coach
1 Peach Bowl[A 5] W 27–24 December 31, 1984 1984 Purdue Boilermakers Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Atlanta 41,107 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
2 All-American Bowl W 22–16 December 22, 1987 1987 BYU Cougars Legion Field Birmingham 37,000 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
3 Florida Citrus Bowl L 31–21 January 1, 1990 1989 Illinois Fighting Illini Florida Citrus Bowl Orlando 60,016 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
4 Sugar Bowl L 23–22 January 1, 1991 1990 Tennessee Volunteers Louisiana Superdome New Orleans 75,132 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
5 Gator Bowl L 48–14 December 29, 1991 1991 Oklahoma Sooners Gator Bowl Jacksonville 62,003 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
6 Carquest Bowl[A 6] L 48–14 January 1, 1994 1993 Boston College Eagles Joe Robbie Stadium[A 7] Miami Gardens 38,516 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
7 Independence Bowl W 20–10 December 28, 1994 1994 TCU Horned Frogs Independence Stadium Shreveport 27,242 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
8 Peach Bowl[A 5] W 34–27 December 30, 1995 1995 Georgia Bulldogs Georgia Dome Atlanta 70,825double-dagger Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
9 Carquest Bowl[A 6] L 31–21 December 27, 1996 1996 Miami Hurricanes Joe Robbie Stadium[A 7] Miami Gardens 46,418 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
10 Peach Bowl[A 5] L 35–33 December 31, 1998 1998 Georgia Bulldogs Georgia Dome Atlanta 72,876double-dagger Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
11 MicronPC Bowl[A 6] L 63–21 December 30, 1999 1999 Illinois Fighting Illini Pro Player Stadium[A 7] Miami Gardens 31,089 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
12 Oahu Bowl L 37–14 December 24, 2000 2000 Georgia Bulldogs Aloha Stadium Honolulu 24,187 Welsh, GeorgeGeorge Welsh
13 Continental Tire Bowl W 48–22 December 28, 2002 2002 West Virginia Mountaineers Ericsson Stadium Charlotte 73,535double-dagger Groh, AlAl Groh
14 Continental Tire Bowl W 23–16 December 27, 2003 2003 Pittsburgh Panthers Ericsson Stadium Charlotte 51,236 Groh, AlAl Groh
15 MPC Computers Bowl L 37–34 December 27, 2004 2004 Fresno State Bulldogs Bronco Stadium Boise 28,516 Groh, AlAl Groh
16 Music City Bowl W 34–31 December 30, 2005 2005 Minnesota Golden Gophers The Coliseum Nashville 40,519 Groh, AlAl Groh
17 Gator Bowl L 31–28 January 1, 2008 2007 Texas Tech Red Raiders Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Jacksonville 60,243 Groh, AlAl Groh
18 Chick-fil-A Bowl[A 5] L 43–24 December 31, 2011 2011 Auburn Tigers Georgia Dome Atlanta 72,919 London, MikeMike London


  1. ^ Statistics correct as of 2011–12 NCAA football bowl games.
  2. ^ Results are sortable first by whether the result was a Virginia win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
  3. ^ Links to the season article for the Virginia team that competed in the bowl for that year.
  4. ^ Links to the season article for the opponent that Virginia competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.
  5. ^ a b c d The Chick-fil-A Bowl has been known as: the Peach Bowl (1968–1996); Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (1997–2005); Chick-fil-A Bowl (since 2006).[3]
  6. ^ a b c The Russell Athletic Bowl has been known as: the Blockbuster Bowl (1990–1993); Carquest Bowl (1994–1997); Micron PC Bowl (1998); Bowl (1999–2000); Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl (2001); Mazda Tangerine Bowl (2002–2003); Champs Sports Bowl (2004-2011); and Russell Athletic Bowl (since 2012).[4]
  7. ^ a b c Originally called Joe Robbie Stadium, in 1996 it was renamed Pro Player Stadium after naming rights were sold, and it retained the Pro Player moniker through the 2005 season. Today it is known as Sun Life Stadium.[5][6]


  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  1. ^ a b Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 28
  2. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, pp. 32–38
  3. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 8
  4. ^ Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 9
  5. ^ "Joe Robbie gets a name change". TimesDaily (Florence, Alabama). August 26, 1996. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lefton, Terry (January 18, 2010). "Dolphins sell stadium naming rights to Sun Life". South Florida Business Journal ( Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
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