1935 Orange Bowl
|1935 Orange Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 1935|
The 1935 Orange Bowl was an American college football bowl game between the Bucknell Bison and Miami Hurricanes. It was the first edition of the Orange Bowl and took place at Miami Field on the same site as the Orange Bowl stadium (which was built in 1937) in Miami, Florida on January 1, 1935. Bucknell won the game, 26–0.
The undefeated Western Maryland Green Terror was originally selected to play the 1935 Orange Bowl. They shut out eight opponents, including Bucknell and Boston College. In addition, the Green Terrors had national points leader running back Bill Shepherd, who started the East-West Shrine Game and the Chicago College All-Star Game. Legendary Hall of Fame Coach Dick Harlow, seeing it was not much of a challenge declined, so his players could play in the then more prestigious East–West Shrine Game, which had over 55,000 fans in attendance, compared to the about 5,000 of the Orange Bowl, which had been called the Palm Festival for the previous two years.
The Bison defense held Miami to just four first downs and 28 yards total offense en route to the victory. The Bucknell offense gained 278 yards and earned its sixth shutout of the season.