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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing the Wake Forest University in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since the establishment of the team in 1888, Wake Forest has appeared in 10 bowl games.[1] The latest bowl occurred on December 30, 2011, when Wake Forest lost to Mississippi State in the 2011 Music City Bowl. The loss in that game brought the Demon Deacons' overall bowl record to six wins and four losses (6–4).[1]


dagger Bowl game record attendance
double-dagger Former bowl game record attendance

W Win
L Loss

Bowl games

List of bowl games showing bowl played in, score, date, season, opponent, stadium, location, attendance and head coach[A 1]
# Bowl Score[A 2] Date Season[A 3] Opponent[A 4] Stadium Location Attendance[2] Head coach
1 Gator Bowl W 26–14 01946-01-02 January 2, 1946 1945 South Carolina Gamecocks Gator Bowl Jacksonville 7,362double-dagger Walker, PeaheadPeahead Walker
2 Dixie Bowl L 20–7 01949-01-01 January 1, 1949 1948 Baylor Bears Legion Field Birmingham 20,000 Walker, PeaheadPeahead Walker
3 Tangerine Bowl L 34–10 01979-12-22 December 22, 1979 1979 LSU Tigers Orlando Stadium Orlando 38,666 Mackovic, JohnJohn Mackovic
4 Independence Bowl W 39–35 01992-12-31 December 31, 1992 1992 Oregon Ducks Independence Stadium Shreveport 31,337 Dooley, BillBill Dooley
5 Aloha Bowl W 23–3 01999-12-25 December 25, 1999 1999 Arizona State Sun Devils Aloha Stadium Honolulu 40,974 Caldwell, JimJim Caldwell
6 Seattle Bowl W 38–17 02002-12-30 December 30, 2002 2002 Oregon Ducks Seahawks Stadium Seattle 38,241 Grobe, JimJim Grobe
7 Orange Bowl L 24–13 02007-01-02 January 2, 2007 2006 Louisville Cardinals Dolphin Stadium Miami Gardens 74,470 Grobe, JimJim Grobe
8 Meineke Car Care Bowl W 24–10 02007-12-29 December 29, 2007 2007 Connecticut Huskies Bank of America Stadium Charlotte 53,126 Grobe, JimJim Grobe
9 EagleBank Bowl W 29–19 02008-12-20 December 20, 2008 2008 Navy Midshipmen RFK Stadium Washington 28,777double-dagger Grobe, JimJim Grobe
10 Music City Bowl L 23–17 02011-12-30 December 30, 2011 2011 Mississippi State Bulldogs LP Field Nashville 55,208 Grobe, JimJim Grobe


  1. Statistics correct as of 2011–12 NCAA football bowl games.
  2. Results are sortable first by whether the result was a Wake Forest win, loss or tie and then second by the margin of victory.
  3. Links to the season article for the Wake Forest team that competed in the bowl for that year.
  4. Links to the season article for the opponent that Wake Forest competed against in the bowl for that year when available or to their general page when unavailable.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bowl/All-Star Game Records, p. 29
  2. Bowl/All-Star Game Records, pp. 32–38