American Football Database
American Football Database
Poi Bowl (defunct)
Stadium Honolulu Stadium
Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Operated 1936–1939
Conference tie-ins Pacific Coast Conference

The Poi Bowl is a now-defunct college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Honolulu Stadium. Played in early January from 1936 to 1939, the Poi Bowl was renamed the Pineapple Bowl in 1940.

Game results

The University of Hawaii at Manoa invited teams from the Pacific Coast Conference to participate in the Poi Bowl every year except for 1937, when they had to play the Honolulu All-Stars.[1] The University of Hawaii website does not list their only victory as an official bowl game, but the College Football Data Warehouse website does.[2][3] The Poi Bowl name was resurrected for one game on January 8, 1945 between a Navy team and an Army Air Force team. By that time, the Poi Bowl of the 1930s had already become the Pineapple Bowl. The Navy team won the game, 14–0.[4]

Date Winner Score Loser Score
January 1, 1936 Southern California 38 Hawaii 6
January 2, 1937 Hawaii 18 Honolulu All-Stars 12
January 1, 1938 Washington 53 Hawaii 13
January 2, 1939 California-Los Angeles 32 Hawaii 7
January 8, 1945 Navy 14 Army Air Force 0

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