The Sun Bowl is tied with the Sugar and Orange bowls as the second-oldest bowl games (the Rose Bowl, started in 1916, is the first).

The first three Sun Bowl games were held at El Paso High School Stadium, then the bowl moved to Kidd Field before the current Sun Bowl Stadium was ready in 1963.

The Sun Bowl is one of only two bowl games not aired on the ESPN family of networks. It has been aired on CBS each year since 1968. It is also one of only two games CBS airs that does not involve an SEC team (the Army-Navy game is the other).

Memorable moments

• The 1940 Sun Bowl was a 0-0 tie between Arizona State and Catholic University.

• The 1955 Sun Bowl saw Florida State teammates Lee Corso and Burt Reynolds (then called "Buddy") lose to UTEP 47-20.

• The 1974 Sun Bowl was nicknamed "The Fog Bowl." A freak winter storm the night before the game left frost on the field. The morning warmth of the sun created a rising steam from the field during the first half. Mississippi State beat North Carolina 26-24.

• Priest Holmes scored four touchdowns in the 1994 game to lift Texas past North Carolina. Who coached the Tar Heels? Mack Brown.

• In 2006, Oregon State's 2-point conversion by Yvenson Bernard with 23 seconds left gave the Beavers a 39-38 victory.

SUN BOWL RESULTS
YEARWINNERSCORELOSERSCORE
1935El Paso All-Stars25Ranger (Texas)21
1936Hardin-Simmons14New Mexico State14
1937Hardin-Simmons34UTEP6
1938West Virginia7Texas Tech6
1939Utah26New Mexico0
1940Arizona State0Catholic0
1941Western Reserve26Arizona St13
1942Tulsa6Texas Tech0
1943Second Air Force13Hardin-Simmons7
1944Southwestern7New Mexico0
1945Southwestern35UNAM0
1946New Mexico34Denver24
1947Cincinnati18Virginia Tech6
1948Miami (Ohio)13Texas Tech12
1949West Virginia21UTEP12
1950UTEP33Georgetown20
1951West Texas State14Cincinnati13
1952Texas Tech25Pacific14
1953Pacific26Southern Miss7
1954UTEP37Southern Miss14
1955UTEP47Florida State20
1956Wyoming21Texas Tech14
1957George Washington13UTEP0
1958Louisville34Drake20
1958Wyoming14Hardin-Simmons6
1959New Mexico State28North Texas8
1960New Mexico State20Utah State13
1961Villanova17Wichita State9
1962West Texas State15Ohio14
1963Oregon21SMU14
1964Georgia7Texas Tech0
1965UTEP13TCU12
1966Wyoming28Florida State20
1967UTEP14Ole Miss7
1968Auburn34Arizona10
1969Nebraska45Georgia6
1970Georgia Tech17Texas Tech9
1971LSU33Iowa State15
1972North Carolina32Texas Tech28
1973Missouri34Auburn17
1974Mississippi State26North Carolina24
1975Pittsburgh33Kansas19
1977Texas A&M37Florida14
1977Stanford24LSU14
1978Texas42Maryland0
1979Washington14Texas7
1980Nebraska31Mississippi State17
1981Oklahoma40Houston14
1982North Carolina26Texas10
1983Alabama28SMU7
1984Maryland28Tennessee27
1985Arizona13Georgia13
1986Alabama28Washington6
1987Oklahoma State35West Virginia33
1988Alabama29Army28
1989Pittsburgh31Texas A&M28
1990Michigan State17USC16
1991UCLA6Illinois3
1992Baylor20Arizona15
1993Oklahoma41Texas Tech10
1994Texas35North Carolina31
1995Iowa38Washington18
1996Stanford38Michigan State0
1997Arizona State17Iowa7
1998TCU28USC19
1999Oregon24Minnesota20
2000Wisconsin21UCLA20
2001Washington State33Purdue27
2002Purdue34Washington24
2003Minnesota31Oregon30
2004Arizona State27Purdue23
2005UCLA50Northwestern38
2006Oregon State39Missouri38
2007Oregon56South Florida21
2008Oregon State3Pittsburgh0
2009Oklahoma31Stanford27
2010Notre Dame33Miami (Fla.)17
2011Utah30Georgia Tech27 (OT)
2012Georgia Tech21USC7
2013UCLA42Virginia Tech12
Two games played in 1958 and '77 -- one in January and one in late December.