The Illinois Fighting Illini have played in some of the top bowl games in their program history and have been a consistent presence during bowl season through the years. The Illini have won multiple national championships and have played in the prestigious Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California in front of more than 90,000 more than four times. Illinois has also played in the Sugar Bowl and appeared in over 15 bowl games, winning more than seven.
Illinois has had many memorable bowl games through the years, including their victory in the 1984 Rose Bowl over the UCLA Bruins. The victory gave the Illini a top five ranking to end the season and a record of 10-1. Another memorable bowl game for the Illini occurred in the 1952 Rose Bowl. Not only did Illinois win and finish the season undefeated, but the game itself holds the distinction of being the first nationally televised college football game.
Illinois fans are very loyal and love to travel to see their favorite team play. Whether it be the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee or the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California in front of 100,000, Illinois fans will be in attendance. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Illinois Fighting Illini Bowl Game tickets.
Illinois Fighting Illini Recent Bowl Game History
On December 31, 2011, Illinois squared off against the UCLA Bruins in the Fight Hunger Bowl as both teams were trying to end their season on a high note after a disappointing year. The Fighting Illini rallied from a 14-3 halftime deficit to take down the Bruins 20-14.