1972 Pioneer Bowl

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1972 Pioneer Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee State 14 8 0 7 29
Drake 0 0 7 0 7
Date December 9, 1972
Season 1972
Stadium Memorial Stadium
Location Wichita Falls, Texas
National anthem Marching Bands
Halftime show Marching Bands
Attendance 15,000
Pioneer Bowl
 < 1971  1973

The 1972 Pioneer Bowl was a college football bowl game in Texas, played between the Drake Bulldogs and Tennessee State at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.[1] The second edition of the Pioneer Bowl, it was one of four regional finals in the College Division played on December 9.[1] The division became Division II (and III) the following season.

Tennessee State jumped out early and built a 22–0 halftime lead; each team scored a second half touchdown and the final score was 29–7. It was the Tigers' fourth consecutive bowl win.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Drake dumped". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 10, 1972. p. 4B.