The Mirage Bowl was an annual college football game hosted in Tokyo, Japan from 1977 through 1993. The game was renamed the Coca-Cola Bowl or Coca-Cola Classic in 1986 and kept this name until the event was discontinued after the 1993 season. Unlike most college football bowl games, the Mirage Bowl was the site of a regular season matchup, often between two teams from the same conference.
The game was held in the Tokyo Dome from 1988 to 1993.
Italics denote a tie game.
|Date Played||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|December 11, 1977||Grambling||35||Temple||32|
|December 10, 1978||Temple||28||Boston College||24|
|November 24, 1979||Notre Dame||40||Miami (FL)||15|
|November 30, 1980||UCLA||34||Oregon State||3|
|November 28, 1981||Air Force||21||San Diego State||16|
|November 27, 1982||Clemson||21||Wake Forest||17|
|November 26, 1983||SMU||34||Houston||12|
|November 17, 1984||Army||45||Montana||31|
|November 30, 1985||USC||20||Oregon||6|
|November 30, 1986||Stanford||29||Arizona||24|
|November 28, 1987||California||17||Washington State||17|
|December 3, 1988||Oklahoma State||45||Texas Tech||42|
|December 4, 1989||Syracuse||24||Louisville||13|
|December 2, 1990||Houston||62||Arizona State||45|
|November 30, 1991||Clemson||33||Duke||21|
|December 6, 1992||Nebraska||38||Kansas State||24|
|December 6, 1993||Wisconsin||41||Michigan State||20|
- Nebraska and Wisconsin won their respective conference titles (Big Eight and Big Ten) at the last two Mirage Bowls. The 1993 win sealed a invitation to the 1994 Rose Bowl -- its first Rose Bowl appearance since the 1963 Rose Bowl.
- The 1984 Mirage Bowl between Army and Montana marked the introduction of "The Wave" to Japan.