1969 Sugar Bowl

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1969 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 0 10 0 6 16
Georgia 0 2 0 0 2
Date January 1, 1969
Season 1968
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP Chuck Dicus, Arkansas
Sugar Bowl
 < 1968  1970

The 1969 Sugar Bowl featured the fourth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, and the ninth-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks. Chuck Dicus was named Sugar Bowl MVP after catching 12 passes.[1]

Setting[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

Guard Jim Barnes was a consensus All-American for the Razorbacks in 1968. Bill Burnett's 16 touchdowns scored tied him for eighth-most points scored nationally. The Hogs lost only once, to the #17 Texas Longhorns, 39–29. The Razorbacks and Longhorns thustly shared the Southwest Conference crown for 1968, but it was Texas who received the bid to the 1969 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Georgia[edit]

Vince Dooley's Georgia Bulldogs went 8–0–2 and won the SEC, only tying Tennessee and Houston.

Game summary[edit]

Georgia's number-one ranked defense matched up against Arkansas ninth-ranked offense on New Year's Day in New Orleans.

Quarterback Bill Montgomery threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Chuck Dicus as Arkansas opened a 7–0 lead in the second quarter. Georgia got a safety to pull within 7–2. Arkansas got a 34-yard field goal from Bob White to lead 10–2 at halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, White kicked field goals of 24 and 31 yards in the fourth quarter to seal the Arkansas win 16–2.

References[edit]

  • ESPN College Football Encyclopedia
  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2012-06-11.