Aggies coach Warren B. Woodson enjoyed great success in the late `50s and early `60s. In 1960, he led New Mexico State to the program's only perfect season, capping off the 11-0 campaign with a 20-13 win over Utah State in the Sun Bowl -- the team's last bowl appearance.
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Coach Don James led the Golden Flashes to their lone bowl appearance in program history -- the 1972 Tangerine Bowl, which Kent State lost to Tampa 21-18.
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Owls coach Wayne Hardin enjoyed great success during his 12 years at Temple. In 1979, Hardin capped off a 10-2 season with a 28-17 win over Cal in the Garden State Bowl -- the program's last postseason game.
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The Mustangs won the Southwest Conference in 1984 and went on to beat Notre Dame 27-20 in the Aloha Bowl. In 1987, SMU became the first college football team to receive the NCAA's ''death penalty.'' The Mustangs returned in 1989, but they still have a bowl drought dating back to '84.
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Vandy's drought goes back to 1984, when the Commodores played in the Hall of Fame Classic. Vandy lost that game 36-28 to Air Force. The Commodores must win one of their final three games (vs. Kentucky, at Tennessee, vs. Wake Forest) to become bowl eligible.
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Led by coach Jim Harkema, the Eagles finished off a fabulous 1987 campaign (in which they went 10-2) with 30-27 win over San Jose State in the California Bowl. Unfortunately, Eastern Michigan hasn't returned to postseason play since.
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Fred Goldsmith led the Blue Devils to their last bowl game back in 1994. Duke finished the season at 8-3 and earned a bid to the Hall of Fame Bowl on New Year's Day, but the Blue Devils lost to Wisconsin 34-20.
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Bill Mallory -- Indiana's winningest coach -- guided the Hoosiers to the 1993 Independence Bowl, which Indiana lost 45-20 to Virginia Tech. Mallory led the Hoosiers to a 6-5 record in '94, but they didn't earn a bowl invite. Since then, Indiana has never won more than five games. The Hoosiers could be bowl-bound this season, as they've already earned their sixth win.
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The Bears lost 10-3 to Washington State in their last bowl appearance -- the 1994 Alamo Bowl. Since Baylor's move to the Big 12 in 1996, it has eclipsed four wins just once.
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The Black Knights haven't taken part in postseason play since 1996. Playing against Auburn in the Independence Bowl, Army made a furious fourth-quarter comeback, but fell just short and lost 32-29.
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The Cardinals haven't played a postseason game since 1996, when they took part in the Las Vegas Bowl. Ball State lost the game to Nevada, dropping the Cardinals' all-time bowl record to 0-3.
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John L. Smith led the Aggies to 1997 Humanitarian Bowl; a game Utah State lost to Cincinnati 35-19. After this game, Smith headed to Louisville, and the Aggies haven't played in a bowl since.
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The Wildcats last bowl appearance came in 1998, when they defeated Nebraska 23-20 in the Holiday Bowl to improve their record to 12-1. Arizona hasn't enjoyed a winning season since.
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San Diego State
The Aztecs haven't taken part in the bowl season since 1998, when they lost to North Carolina 20-13. San Diego State had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but Brian Russell threw an interception at the goal line.
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The Vandals have played in one bowl in school history -- the 1998 Humanitarian Bowl. Under coach Chris Tormey, Idaho defeated Southern Miss 42-35 to finish the '98 campaign at 9-3.
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The Warhawks have never played in a Division I-A bowl game and haven't recorded a winning season since 1993.
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The Ragin' Cajuns have been a Division-I program since 1974, but they've never played in a major bowl game. Not even a mid-`90s team featuring Jake Delhomme and Brandon Stokley could guide the Cajuns to the promised land.
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