1940 Sugar Bowl

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1940 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 7 0 0 7 14
Tulane 0 0 7 6 13
Date January 1, 1940
Season 1939
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance 73,000[1]
Sugar Bowl
 < 1939  1941

The 1940 Sugar Bowl featured the top-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, and the fifth-ranked Tulane Green Wave. The game was played at Tulane's home field, Tulane Stadium.

Texas A&M took lead in the a first quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run from running back John Kimbrough. He finished the game with 159 yards rushing on 25 carries. In the third quarter, Tulane's Kellogg returned a punt 75 yards for touchdown, tying the game at 7–7. In the third quarter, Tulane's Monnett Butler, former Oak Grove High School star, scored on a 2-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was blocked, giving Tulane a 13–7. Kimbrough's second rushing touchdown of the game rallied the Aggies to a 14–13 win.


  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 33. Retrieved September 30, 2011.