1958 Sun Bowl (January)

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1958 Sun Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Drake 7 7 0 6 20
Louisville 7 14 7 6 34
Date January 1, 1958
Season 1957
Stadium Kidd Field
Location El Paso, TX
MVP Ken Porco (Louisville)
National anthem Marching Bands
Halftime show Marching Bands
Attendance 20,000
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Sun Bowl
 < 1957  1958 (Dec)

The 1958 Sun Bowl was a college football bowl game played between Drake Bulldogs and Louisville Cardinals at Kidd Field in El Paso, Texas.

Background[edit]

This was Louisville's first ever bowl appearance. This was Drake's first bowl game since 1949.

Scoring summary[edit]

Ken Porco carried the ball 20 times for 119 yards and one touchdown in an MVP effort, after Lenny Lyles (their lead rusher of the season) was injured on the first play.[1][2]

First Quarter
  • Drake - Labrasea 2-yard touchdown run (Leeman kick) (7-0 Drake)
  • Louisville - Cain 4-yard touchdown run (Young kick) (Tied 7-7)
Second Quarter
  • Drake - Labrasea 17 yard touchdown run (Leeman kick) (14-7 Drake)
  • Louisville - Ed Young 37 yard touchdown pass from Dale Orem (Young kick) (Tied 14-14)
  • Louisville - Pete Bryant 4 yard touchdown run (Young kick) (21-14 Louisville)
Third Quarter
  • Louisville - Porco 2-yard touchdown run (Young kick) (28-14 Louisville)
Fourth Quarter
  • Drake - Kinzel 55-yard touchdown pass from Roger La Brasca (kick failed) (28-20 Louisville)
  • Louisville - Young 20 yard touchdown pass from Pete Bryant (kick failed) (34-20 Louisville)

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Louisville Drake
First Downs 14 16
Yards Rushing 228 176
Yards Passing 148 140
Total Yards 316 3165
Punts-Average 5-34.2 4-25.8
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1

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