Every Big Ten Football Program’s All-Time Bowl Record


It’s bowl season yet again, and this year nine Big Ten teams will all travel to locations around this great country – Ohio State included – to play in another postseason competition to end the 2021-2022 season.

And while getting used to a bowl game has become the norm in places like Columbus, Madison, and State College, it isn’t with most programs. Some schools are content with that final notch victory that sends them into the travel agent’s office to start putting together plans for one more mailing before the offseason begins.

With the Bowls just taking shape and starting to toss out now here during the holiday season, we’ve put together every major, historic Bowl Big Record from the Ten Program for your reading pleasure, and in some cases, them. bragging rights.

Of course, not all bowl records are created equal due to the level of competition and prestige each year, so we have held it at the least number of bowl appearances with an overall record.

Scarlet Knights of Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 21: Johnny Langan # 17 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights adjusts his helmet before the game against the Boston College Eagles at SHI Stadium on September 21, 2019, in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine / Getty Images)

Overall historic bowl record

6-4-0 (0.600)

Indiana Hoosiers

October 24, 2020; Bloomington, Indiana, United States; Indiana Hoosiers lift their helmets after the game at Memorial Stadium. The Indiana Hoosiers beat the Penn State Nittany Lions 36-35. Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Overall historic bowl record

3-10-0 (.231)

Northwestern wild cats

September 30, 2017; Madison, WI, United States; Northwestern Wildcats helmets on the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Overall historic bowl record

6-10-0 (.375)

Purdue Boilermakers

The Purdue mascot waves to the Stead Children’s Family Hospital at the end of the first quarter against Iowa on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Credit: USA Today Sport

Overall historic bowl record

10-9-0 (.526)

Illinois Fighter Illini

December 30, 2019; Santa Clara, California, United States; General view of the Illinois Illini battle helmet during the second quarter against California Golden Bears at Levi Stadium. Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Overall historic bowl record

8-11-0 (.421)

Minnesota Golden Gopher

September 2, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States; Minnesota Gophers fans cheer during the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Huntington Bank Stadium. Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sport

Overall historic bowl record

9-12-0 (.429)

Maryland turtles

Sep 7, 2019; College Park, Maryland, United States; Fans cheer during the first quarter of the game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Syracuse Orange at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Overall historic bowl record

11-14-2 (.444)

Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State mascot Sparty walks onto the field before the Youngstown State game at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Overall historic bowl record

13-16-0 (.448)

Badgers in Wisconsin

November 9, 2019; Madison, Wisconsin, United States; A Wisconsin Badgers helmet during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Overall historic bowl record

17-15-0 (.531)

Iowa Hawkeye

The Iowa Hawkeyes players carry the Floyd of the Rosedale Trophy by a swarm of fans after a Big Ten NCAA conference football game, Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes beat Minnesota, 23-19. Credit: USA Today Sport

Overall historic bowl record

17-15-1 (.530)

Michigan Wolverine

Michigan fans pour onto the field after the 40-34 victory over Ohio State Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, November 26, 2011, in Ann Arbor. Credit: USA Today Sport

Overall historic bowl record

21-27-0 (.438)

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State fans cheer as their players leave the field after warm-ups before Saturday’s NCAA Division I football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on October 30, 2021. Credit: USA Today Sport

Overall historic bowl record

30-16-2 (.646)

Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State vs.  expensive, expensive Alabama national championship

January 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, United States; Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleaders and mascot Brutus Buckeye lead the team onto the field before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sport

Overall historic bowl record

25-26-0 (.490)


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