Razorback Football Bowl History

Razorback Football - Bowl History
1934 Dixie Classic
Arkansas 7, Centenary 7
Dallas, Texas - January 1, 1934

1947 Cotton Bowl
Arkansas 0, LSU 0 - January 1, 1947
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1948 Dixie Bowl
Arkansas 21, William & Mary 19
Birmingham, Alabama - January 1, 1948

1955 Cotton Bowl
Georgia Tech 14, Arkansas 6 - Janaury 1, 1955
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1960 Gator Bowl
Arkansas 14, Georgia Tech 7 - January 2, 1960
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1961 Cotton Bowl
Duke 7, Arkansas 6 - Janaury 1, 1961
Lance Alworth ran circles around Duke defenders...running, receiving, punting and returning kicks in spectacular fashion. His 49-yard punt return late in the third quarter appeared to have the Hogs in position to win. Alworth set up the score with a running punt that pinned the Blue Devils on their two-yard line. Unable to generate any offense, Duke was forced to punt and Alworth uncorked his electrifying touchdown run. But, a missed PAT attempt proved to be the Hogs' downfall. In the closing minutes, Duke overcame Alworth's heroics to drive 73 yards for the winning score...
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1962 Sugar Bowl
Alabama 10, Arkansas 3 - January 1, 1962
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1963 Sugar Bowl
Ole Miss 17, Arkansas 13 - January 1, 1963
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1965 Cotton Bowl
Arkansas 10, Nebraska 7 - January 1, 1965
Fred Marshall provided Arkansas football with its finest hour. Undefeated and ranked second in the wire service polls, the Razorbacks were gunning for a piece of their first national title. But standing in their way was No. 6 Nebraska. In a defensive struggle with just under 10 minutes to play, the Huskers held a slim 7-3 lead. Marshall knew the time had come to step forward. The Arkansas quarterback directed the Hogs on an 80-yard drive to produce the winning score. Scrambling and passing for 71 yards himself, Marshall worked his magic one last time...
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1966 Cotton Bowl
LSU 14, Arkansas 7 - January 1, 1966
One of the most intense competitors ever to set foot inside the Cotton Bowl was Arkansas tackle Loyd Phillips. Even as an underclassmen, Phillips was the undisputed leader of the Razorback defense. In two Classic appearances, he collected 26 tackles. As a sophomore in the 1965 Classic, his nine stops against Nebraska helped the Hogs clinch the national championship. The following year he recorded 17 tackles against LSU. It was obvious that Arkansas had something special. As a senior, Phillips wrapped up his Razorback career by winning the Outland Trophy...
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1969 Sugar Bowl
Arkansas 16, Georgia 2 - January 1, 1969
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1970 Sugar Bowl
Ole Miss 27, Arkansas 22 - Janaury 1, 1970
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1971 Liberty Bowl
Tennessee 14, Arkansas 13 - December 20, 1971
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1976 Cotton Bowl
Arkansas 31, Georgia 10 - January 1, 1976
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1978 Orange Bowl
Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6 - January 2, 1978
Second-team running back Roland Sales rushed for an Orange Bowl-record 205 yards on 22 carries and a pair of touchdowns as Arkansas crushed second-ranked Oklahoma, 31-6. With top-ranked Texas losing earlier in the day in the Cotton, all Oklahoma had to do was win to achieve the top ranking. Also in the Sooners' corner was the suspension of three Arkansas starters by head coach Lou Holtz prior to the trip to Miami. But it was not to be...
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1978 Fiesta Bowl
Arkansas 10, UCLA 10 - December 25, 1978
It was an all-out, closely fought battle, and when the game ended, Arkansas and UCLA proved to be equals. While not happy with a draw, the two teams could not have had any other outcome as they were virtually matched statistically. Both defenses were on the top of their games, and while Arkansas did all of its scoring in the first half, the Bruins countered with 10 of their own in the second...
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1980 Sugar Bowl
Alabama 24, Arkansas 9 - January 1, 1980
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1980 Hall of Fame Bowl
Arkansas 34, Tulane 15 - December 27, 1980

1981 Gator Bowl
North Carolina 31, Arkansas 27 - December 28, 1981
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1982 Bluebonnet Bowl
Arkansas 28, Florida 24 - December 31, 1982

1984 Liberty Bowl
Auburn 21, Arkansas 15 - December 27, 1984
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1985 Holiday Bowl
Arkansas 18, Arizona State 17 - December 22, 1985
This game marked the first and only appearance of two at-large teams in the bowl's history, but that was the only change in the script. There was still some doubt as to the winner until time ran out. Arkansas capped an 11-point fourth-quarter rally when placekicker Kendall Trainor kicked a 37-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining. Then the Razorbacks watched Arizona State placekicker Kent Bostrom, who was 3-for-3 to that point, come up just short on a 59-yard attempt as time expired...
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1987 Orange Bowl
Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8 - January 1, 1987
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1987 Liberty Bowl
Georgia 20, Arkansas 17 - December 29, 1987
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1989 Cotton Bowl
UCLA 17, Arkansas 3 - January 2, 1989
Arkansas found UCLA's Troy Aikman almost impossible to stop. The Bruin quarterback engineered two commanding scoring drives of 93 and 74 yards, the first one consumed 19 plays for a Cotton Bowl record. Aikman was so proficient that at one point in the game he was 13-of-14 on third down. He controlled the clock for almost 43 minutes and completely wore down the Razorback defense. After Aikman delivered the knockout punch on offense, in came the Bruin defense to finish the job, limiting Arkansas to just 42 yards in total offense...
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1990 Cotton Bowl
Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27 - Junuary 1, 1990
Tennessee's Chuck Webb played like Superman in the 1990 Classic. The Vols' elusive freshman tailback sailed past Arkansas defenders for 250 yards, a rushing total that fell just short of the amazing record of 265 yards set by Rice's Dicky Maegle in 1954. Webb scored twice against the Razorbacks. His second touchdown literally broke the game open. Arkansas had just chopped the Tennessee lead to 24-13 late in the third quarter when Webb responded by dashing 78 yards for the Volunteers' final score of the day...
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1991 Independence Bowl
Georgia 24, Arkansas 15 - December 29, 1991
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1995 CarQuest Bowl
North Carolina 20, Arkansas 10 - December 30, 1995
Dubbed "The 'Queest With the Least," this bowl game was the ultimate anti-climax. Fans' fervor was flagging after the Hogs had fallen from 8-2 to 8-3 (lambasted by LSU) to 8-4 (flogged by Florida). The opportunity to truck all the way to Miami to watch the record sink to 8-5 (trampled by the Tarheels) apparently wasn't too enticing, because only a few thousand Hog fans jumped at the chance...
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1999 Florida Citrus Bowl
Michigan 45, Arkansas 31 - January 1, 1999
Michigan overcame two costly interceptions by scoring three straight touchdowns in the final six minutes for a 45-31 victory over Arkansas in the Florida Citrus Bowl. Michigan (10-3), which squandered its chances of repeating as national champions by opening the season with two losses, blew a 14-point halftime lead as interceptions thrown by Tom Brady led to Arkansas touchdowns...
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2000 Cotton Bowl
Arkansas 27, Texas 6 - January 1, 2000
Maybe they needed a rival to excite them. Maybe they needed a month of tough workouts in pads to get them ready. Maybe they just needed a new millinium. Whatever the reason, Arkansas' talented but quiet 1999 seniors stepped forward on the first day of 2000 to provide great leadership. It was just the kind of leadership that Arkansas head football coach Houston Nutt had been begging for all through an up-and-down football season. Focused and prepared — and obviously motivated — Arkansas' seniors led a 27-6 rout of hated Texas in the Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl to cap an 8-4 season...
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2000 Las Vegas Bowl
UNLV 31, Arkansas 14 - December 21, 2001
The UNLV Rebels sped past Arkansas in the second half to win the Las Vegas Bowl in decisive fashion, 31-14. UNLV fans tore down the goal posts as Arkansas players and coaches left the field. The Razorbacks finished the 2000 season at 6-6. The loss capped a disappointing campaign for Arkansas, one of nine Southeastern Conference teams that earned bowl bids. The Razorbacks endured a four-game losing streak before winning their final two contests to become bowl eligible.
2002 Cotton Bowl
Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3 - January 1, 2002
Oklahoma wanted its 11th win and the defense made sure the Sooners got it. No. 10 Oklahoma held Arkansas to 66 yards total offense and earned a 10-3 victory over the Razorbacks in the Cotton Bowl. Although they weren't playing in the Rose Bowl, the Oklahoma Sooners sure showed a national championship-caliber defense. Roy Williams had two of No. 10 Oklahoma's school record-tying nine sacks and Rocky Calmus made 11 tackles and recovered a late fumble, keeping Arkansas from getting anything going on offense in a 10-3 victory in the Cotton Bowl.
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