1947 Orange Bowl

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1947 Orange Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Rice 8 0 0 0 8
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 0
Date January 1, 1947
Season 1946
Stadium Orange Bowl
Location Miami, Florida
Favorite Rice by 6[1]
Attendance 36,152[2]
Orange Bowl
 < 1946  1948

The 1947 Orange Bowl was a postseason football game featuring the Tennessee Volunteers and the Rice Owls. It was won by Rice on the strength of a first-quarter touchdown and a safety on a bad snap during a Tennessee quick kick. Rice outgained Tennessee 246–145 and both teams combined for 9 turnovers.[3]

The pageantry surrounding the game consisted of a halftime show in which over 10,000 balloons were released and an appearance by Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Howard McCrum Snyder. Eisenhower's group also consisted of his former Aide-de-camp Charles Craig Cannon and Coral Gables Mayor Tom Mayes. Eisenhower claimed publicly to be taking no sides, but was close friends with Tennessee coach General Robert R. Neyland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rice, Grantland (1 Jan 1947). "'Orange and Rose Too Toughest to Pick' Says Rice". The Miami News: 4B. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b Cavendish, Henry (2 Jan 1947). "36,152 Thrilled Here By Orange Bowl Show". The Miami News: 33. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Rice Turns Back Tennessee in Orange Bowl Game 8-0". The Palm Beach Post: 9. 2 Jan 1947.