The Bluebonnet Bowl was an annual post-season college football bowl game played in Houston, Texas. It was held at Rice Stadium from 1959 through 1967, and again in 1985 and 1986. The Astrodome hosted the game from 1968 through 1984, as well as the last game in 1987. When it was held in the Astrodome, it was called the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. The game was discontinued following that season due to poor ticket sales.
Reference: Hickok, Ralph, "The Encyclopedia of North American Sports History", Facts On File, Inc., New York, Oxford,1992, Library of Congress card number 91-6667, ISBN 0-8160-2096-5, page 71.