The last time every SEC team won a bowl game
Nine SEC teams have a chance to win a bowl game this season.
For some, it’s an annual experience. For others, it’s been awhile. And for the five SEC teams sitting at home, the memories of success are guaranteed to fade further.
Here’s a look at the most recent bowl victory for every SEC team. (The year represents the season.)
Most recent bowl win: 2016 Peach Bowl, 24-7 over Washington.
Bowl record 2007-16: 8-4.
Of note: Nick Saban’s longest bowl winning streak is four consecutive years (2009-12). The Tide can make it three consecutive years with a bowl win if they beat Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.
Most recent bowl win: 2015 Liberty Bowl, 45-23 over Kansas State.
Bowl record 2007-16: 4-3.
Of note: Bret Bielema is the only Razorbacks’ coach to win bowl games in consecutive years, doing so in 2014 and 2015.
Most recent bowl win: 2015 Birmingham Bowl, 31-10 over Memphis.
Bowl record 2007-16: 5-3.
Of note: Gus Malzahn is 1-3 overall and 0-3 in bowl games against Power 5 opponents. The Tigers play Group of 5 UCF in the Peach Bowl.
Most recent bowl win: 2016 Outback Bowl, 30-3 over Iowa.
Bowl record 2007-16: 6-3.
Of note: The Gators missed out on a bowl this season. They haven’t missed out on two consecutive years since 1984-1986.
Most recent bowl win: 2016 Liberty Bowl, 31-23 over TCU.
Bowl record 2007-16: 7-3.
Of note: If Kirby Smart wins the national title, he’ll join Vince Dooley as the only Dawgs’ coach to do that, and he’ll join Mark Richt and Jim Donnan as the only ones to win three consecutive bowl games in consecutive seasons.
Most recent bowl win: 2008 Liberty Bowl, 25-19 over East Carolina.
Bowl record 2007-16: 2-3.
Of note: Mark Stoops is just the third UK coach to make it to a bowl game in three consecutive years. The other two? Rich Brooks and some guy named Bear Bryant. But the Wildcats are the only SEC without a bowl victory this decade.
Most recent bowl win: 2016 Citrus Bowl, 29-9 over Louisville.
Bowl record 2007-16: 6-4.
Of note: Ed Orgeron is trying to become the fourth consecutive Tigers coach to win his first two bowl games. Gerry DiNardo started the trend. Nick Saban and Les Miles kept it going.
Most recent bowl win: 2016 St. Petersburg Bowl, 17-16 over Miami (Ohio)
Bowl record 2007-16: 6-2.
Of note: The last time Hail State won a bowl game without Dan Mullen? 2007, with Sylvester Croom in the Liberty Bowl.
Most recent bowl win: 2014 Citrus Bowl, 33-17 over Minnesota
Bowl record 2007-16: 5-2.
Of note: There have been gaps, but Missouri has won its past three bowl games, one shy of matching a program record.
Most recent bowl win: 2015 Sugar Bowl, 48-20 over Oklahoma State.
Bowl record 2007-16: 5-1.
Of note: Ole Miss’ bowl drought will extend to three years next season. The last time the Rebels missed out on four years in a row was 2004-07, under David Cutcliffe and Ed Orgeron.
Most recent bowl win: 2014 Independence Bowl, 24-21 over Miami.
Bowl record 2007-16: 4-4.
Of note: Will Muschamp is trying to avoid becoming the third Gamecocks coach to lose his first two bowl games. Jim Carlen and Joe Morrison actually lost their first three.
Most recent bowl win: 2016 Music City Bowl, 38-24 over Nebraska
Bowl record 2007-16: 4-2.
Of note: The Vols are missing a bowl game for the fourth time in the 2010s. The last decade that happened was the 1970s. Johnny Majors turn around the program in his third year.
Most recent bowl win: 2014 Liberty Bowl, 45-37 over West Virginia.
Bowl record 2007-16: 4-5.
Of note: Kevin Sumlin shares the program record with three bowl victories. He is the only Aggies coach to win his first three bowl games and he did it in his first three years. Surpassing those numbers is a modest goal for Jimbo Fisher starting in 2018.
Most recent bowl win: 2013 Compass Bowl, 41-24 over Houston.
Bowl record 2007-16: 3-2.
Of note: Derek Mason has been to one bowl game in four seasons. That ratio is still better than 10 of the past 11 coaches who preceded him and spent at least four years on the sideline.