Past Winners of the Sugar Bowl

All the Winning Teams and Final Scores in the History of the Sugar Bowl

Dan Marino Attemping to Quiet Crowd
Dan Marino at the Sugar Bowl. Bettmann /Getty Images

The Sugar Bowl has been played each year in New Orleans, Lousiana, since 1935. The only exception was in 2006 when the game was played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, due to the massive damage to the Louisiana Superdome caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The first edition of the Sugar Bowl was played the same year as the first year of the Orange Bowl, making these two games the second-oldest major bowl games in college football.

Only the Rose Bowl, first played in 1902, is older.

Sugar Bowl Winning Teams and Scores

The past winners of the Sugar Bowl—now called the Allstate Sugar Bowl—are listed here:

YearWinning TeamFinal Score
1935TulaneTulane 20, Temple 14
1936TCUTCU 3, LSU 2
1937Santa ClaraSanta Clara 21, LSU 14
1938Santa ClaraSanta Clara 6, LSU 0
1939TCUTCU 15, Carnegie Tech 7
1940Texas A&MTexas A&M 14, Tulane 13
1941Boston College Boston College 19, Tennessee 13
1942FordhamFordham 2, Missouri 0
1943Tennessee Tennessee 14, Tulsa 7
1944Georgia TechGeorgia Tech 20, Tulsa 18
1945DukeDuke 29, Alabama 26
1946Oklahoma StateOklahoma State 33, Saint Mary's (CA) 13
1947GeorgiaGeorgia 20, North Carolina 10
1948TexasTexas 27, Alabama 7
1949OklahomaOklahoma 14, North Carolina 6
1950OklahomaOklahoma 35, LSU 0
1951KentuckyKentucky 13, Oklahoma 7
1952MarylandMaryland 28, Tennessee 13
1953Georgia TechGeorgia Tech 24, Mississippi 7
1954Georgia TechGeorgia Tech 42, West Virginia 19
1955NavyNavy 21, Mississippi 0
1956Georgia TechGeorgia Tech 7, Pittsburgh 0
1957BaylorBaylor 13, Tennessee 7
1958MississippiMississippi 39, Texas 7
1959LSULSU 7, Clemson 0
1960MississippiMississippi 21, LSU 0
1961MississippiMississippi 14, Rice 6
1962AlabamaAlabama 10, Arkansas 3
1963MississippiMississippi 17, Arkansas 3
1964Alabama Alabama 12, Mississippi 7
1965LSULSU 13, Syracuse 10
1966Missouri Missouri 20, Florida 18
1967Alabama Alabama 34, Nebraska 7
1968LSULSU 20, Wyoming 13
1969ArkansasArkansas 16, Georgia 2
1970MississippiMississippi 27, Arkansas 22
1971TennesseeTennessee 34, Air Force 13
1972OklahomaOklahoma 40, Auburn 22
1973 (Played on 12/31/72)OklahomaOklahoma 14, Penn State 0
1974 (Played on 12/31/73)Notre DameNotre Dame 24, Alabama 23
1975 (Played on 12/31/74)NebraskaNebraska 13, Florida 10
1976 (Played on 12/31/75)AlabamaAlabama 13, Penn State 6
1977PittsburghPittsburgh 27, Georgia 3
1978AlabamaAlabama 35, Ohio State 6
1979AlabamaAlabama 14, Penn State 7
1980AlabamaAlabama 24, Arkansas 9
1981GeorgiaGeorgia 17, Notre Dame 10
1982PittsburghPittsburgh 24, Georgia 20
1983Penn StatePenn State 27, Georgia 23
1984AuburnAuburn 9, Michigan 7
1985NebraskaNebraska 28, LSU 10
1986TennesseeTennessee 35, Miami 7
1987NebraskaNebraska 30, LSU 15
1988AuburnAuburn 16, Syracuse 16
1989Florida StateFlorida State 13, Auburn 7
1990Miami Miami 33, Alabama 25
1991TennesseeTennessee 23, Virginia 22
1992Notre DameNotre Dame 39, Florida 28
1993AlabamaAlabama 34, Miami 13
1994FloridaFlorida 41, West Virginia 7
1995Florida StateFlorida State 23, Florida 17
1996 (Played on 12/31/95)Virginia TechVirginia Tech 28, Texas 10
1997FloridaFlorida 52, Florida State 20
1998Florida State Florida State 31, Ohio State 14
1999Ohio StateOhio State 24, Texas A&M 14
2000Florida StateFlorida State 46, Virginia Tech 29
2001Miami Miami 37, Florida 20
2002LSULSU 47, Illinois 34
2003GeorgiaGeorgia 26, Florida State 13
2004LSULSU 21, Oklahoma 14
2005Auburn Auburn 16, Virginia Tech 13
2006West VirginiaWest Virginia 38, Georgia 35
2007LSULSU 41, Notre Dame 14
2008GeorgiaGeorgia 41, Hawaii 10
2009Utah Utah 31, Alabama 17
2010FloridaFlorida 51, Cincinnati 24
2011Ohio StateOhio State 31, Arkansas 26
2012Michigan Michigan 23, Virginia Tech 20
2013Louisville Louisville 33, Florida 23​
2014OklahomaOklahoma 45, Alabama 31
2015Ohio StateOhio State 42, Alabama 35
2016MississippiMississippi 48, Oklahoma State 20
2017OklahomaOklahoma 35, Auburn 19
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