1947 Orange Bowl
|1947 Orange Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 1947|
|Favorite||Rice by 6|
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.
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.
- Rice, Grantland (1 Jan 1947). "'Orange and Rose Too Toughest to Pick' Says Rice". The Miami News: 4B. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Cavendish, Henry (2 Jan 1947). "36,152 Thrilled Here By Orange Bowl Show". The Miami News: 33. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "Rice Turns Back Tennessee in Orange Bowl Game 8-0". The Palm Beach Post: 9. 2 Jan 1947.