Following is a list of schools with the number of consecutive bowl game appearances in parentheses:
The following schools have been to bowls in three consecutive seasons:
Arizona State, Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Louisiana,
Rutgers, Texas, UCLA, Utah State, Vanderbilt
The following schools went to bowls after the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but not 2011:
Arizona, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Duke, East Carolina, Fresno State,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Navy, Oregon State, Rice, Southern Cal, Syracuse, Texas Tech
That takes care of the 53 schools who sent teams to bowl games in both 2012 and 2013.
Listed below are the other 17 schools who were in a 2013 bowl, but who did not go bowling the year before,
with the number of years missing a bowl appearance in parentheses. (Note: If a school's last bowl appearance
was N years ago, then that school has played N–1 seasons without a bowl appearance.)
The following schools went to a bowl at the end of the 2011 season, but not since then:
Arkansas, California, Florida International, Illinois, Louisiana Tech, Penn State,
Southern Mississippi, Temple, Utah, Virginia, Wake Forest, Western Michigan, Wyoming
The following schools went to a bowl at the end of the 2010 season, but not since then:
Army, Connecticut, Hawai'i, Kentucky, Miami-Ohio,
South Florida, Tennessee, Texas - El Paso, Troy.
The following schools went bowling sometime during 2001-2009, but not since then:
Idaho (2009), Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Memphis (2008),
Colorado, Indiana, New Mexico(2007), Akron (2005), UAB (2004).
That leaves 7 FBS schools who have yet to go bowling in the 21st century:
Eastern Michigan (1987 California Bowl)
New Mexico State (1960 Sun Bowl)
Massachusetts, South Alabama, Texas - San Antonio, and Texas State all joined the FBS in 2012,
and Georgia State joined in 2013.
The Media Guide for UMass gives its last bowl appearance as the 1972 Boardwalk Bowl.
The last post-season appearance for Texas State (Southwest Texas State st the time) was
a playoff berth in the 2008 Division 1 championship playoffs.
USA, UTSA, and Georgia State have had their football programs for just a few years.