American Football Database
Oahu Bowl (defunct)
Jeep Oahu Bowl
Stadium Aloha Stadium
Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Operated 1998–2000

The Oahu Bowl is a now defunct National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision (then known as Division I-A) bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium. Played on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve, the Oahu Bowl was sponsored by Jeep motor company. The inaugural game was played in 1998 and the last game was played in 2000, after it lost its sponsorship as a result of a corporate merger between Jeep parent Chrysler Corporation and Daimler Benz. The Oahu Bowl was part of a double-header played after the Aloha Bowl on Christmas its first two years; the 2000 game was played on Christmas Eve.

In 2001, the Oahu Bowl became the Seattle Bowl and played two games before losing NCAA certification. The Aloha Bowl, scheduled to move to San Francisco at the same time, lost certification before it could play a game.[1] [2]

Game results

Game Winner Score Loser Score Notes
December 25, 1998 Air Force 45 Washington 25 notes
December 25, 1999 Hawaii 23 Oregon State 17 notes
December 24, 2000 Georgia 37 Virginia 14 notes

In popular culture

  • In the "Twas the Nut Before Christmas" episode of King of the Hill (first aired December 17, 2000), Hank Hill exclaims "Tomorrow, Christmas service falls right between the Aloha Bowl and the Oahu Bowl. "

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