Bowl Rematches of Regular-Season Opponents

by Tex Noel

LSU vs Alabama won't be the first rematch in a bowl game. Here's the complete list. There has only been one prior matchup like this from the SEC. I've highlighted that game below.

The Regular Season winner has won 6 of the 19 rematches

Regular Season Bowl

10-9-43 Texas A&M 28, LSU 13 1-1-44 (Orange) LSU 19, Texas A&M 14

11-22-45 South Carolina 13, Wake Forest 13 1-1-46 (Gator) Wake Forest 26, South Carolina 14

*10-6-56 Iowa 14, Oregon St. 13 1-1-57 (Rose) Iowa 35, Oregon St. 19

10-31-59 LSU 7, Ole Miss 3 1-1-60 (Sugar) Ole Miss 21, LSU 0

9-18-65 Michigan St. 13, UCLA 3 1-1-66 (Rose) UCLA 14, Michigan St. 12

10-4-75 Ohio St. 41, UCLA 20 1-1-76 (Rose) UCLA 23, Ohio St. 10

11-11-78 Nebraska 17, Oklahoma 14 1-1-79 (Orange) Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24

*9-25-82 UCLA 31, Michigan 27 1-1-83 (Rose) UCLA 24, Michigan 14

*9-7-87 Michigan St. 27, Southern California 13 1-1-88 (Rose) Michigan St. 20, Southern California 17

t-11-26-94 Florida 31, Florida St. 31 1-2-95 (Sugar) Florida St. 23, Florida 17

*9-23-95 Toledo 49, Nevada 35 12-14-95 (Las Vegas) Toledo 40, Nevada 37 (ot)

11-30-96 Florida St. 24, Florida 21 1-2-97 (Sugar) Florida 52, Florida St. 20

11-15-97 Notre Dame 24, LSU 6 12-28-97 (Independence) LSU 27, Notre Dame 9

*10-11-03 Miami (FL) 22, Florida St. 14 1-1-04 (Orange) Miami (FL) 16, Florida St. 14

9-8-07 UCLA 27, BYU 17 12-22-07 (Las Vegas) BYU 17, UCLA 16

*9-15-07 Purdue 45, Central Mich. 22 12-26-07 (Motor City) Purdue 51, Central Mich. 48

9-13-08 Air Force 31, Houston 28 12-31-08 (Armed Forces) Houston 34, Air Force 28

9-27-08 Navy 24, Wake Forest 17 12-20-08 (Eagle Bank) Wake Forest 29, Navy 19

9-18-10 Nebraska 56, Washington 21 12-30-10 (Holiday) Washington 19, Nebraska 7


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