Division 1A College Bowl Results 1988
|Big 4 Bowls|
|Cotton||UCLA Bruins||17||Arkansas Razorbacks||3|
|Rose||Michigan Wolverines||22||USC Trojans||14|
|Sugar||Florida State Seminoles||13||Auburn Tigers||7|
|Orange||Miami Hurricanes||23||Nebraska Cornhuskers||3|
|Other Division 1A Bowls|
|Holiday||Oklahoma State Cowboys||62||Wyoming Cowboys||14|
|Peach||North Carolina State Wolfpack||28||Iowa Hawkeyes||23|
|Liberty||Indiana Hoosiers||34||South Carolina Gamecocks||10|
|Gator||Georgia Bulldogs||34||Michigan State Spartans||27|
|Fiesta||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||34||West Virginia Mountaineers||21|
|Hall of Fame||Syracuse Orangemen||23||Louisiana State Tigers||10|
|Citrus||Clemson Tigers||13||Oklahoma Sooners||6|
|Sun||Alabama Crimson Tide||29||Army Black Knights||28|
|Independence||Southern Mississippi||38||Texas-El Paso||18|
|Freedom||Brigham Young Cougars||20||Colorado Buffaloes||17|
|All-American||Florida Gators||14||Illinois Fighting Illini||10|
Division 1A Conferences 1988
|Major Division 1A Conferences||Other Division 1A Conferences|
|Big Ten||Missouri Valley|
|Pacific 10||Ohio Valley|
The 1988 College Football Bowl Games in 1988, had Four Big Bowl Games: Cotton, Rose, Sugar and Orange. The Bowl Games participants are selected by the Conferences.
In 1947-48, the Rose Bowl became a Western Universities match-up between the winners of the Pacific Coast (now Pacific 10) and the Big Ten, always held in Pasadena, California. Michigan beat USC (Southern California) 22-14 in the 1988 Rose Bowl.
The Orange Bowl had a tendency at the time to match up the Country’s two best teams, for the unofficial title of “National Champion”. In 1988 Miami beat Nebraska 23-3.
The Cotton Bowl matches the Champions of the Southwest Conference with another top College from across the USA, and in 1988 UCLA (California-Los Angeles) were the invited team, and beat Arkansas 17-3.
The Sugar Bowl, like the Cotton Bowl, matches the Champions of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with another top College from elsewhere in the United States and in 1988 Florida State (an Independent) beat Auburn (the SEC Champions) 13-7.
The Irish interest, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, from South Bend, Indiana, just outside Chicago, won the Fiesta Bowl, beating West Virginia 34-21.
 Rowe, Pete (1989) “Guinness American Football: Records, Facts and Champions” Fifth Edition, 1989. Pg. 112. Published in Great Britain by Guinness Publishing Ltd. Enfield, Middlesex
Thanks to Todd Zboyan & Tim Leadingham.
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