Boot Hill Bowl
|Boot Hill Bowl (defunct)|
|Boot Hill Bowl Games|
|Stadium||Memorial Stadium (Dodge City)|
|Location||Dodge City, Kansas|
|December 1, 1970||Cameron||13||New Mexico Highlands||12|
|December 4, 1971||Dakota State||23||Northwestern Oklahoma State||20|
|December 2, 1972||William Penn||17||Emporia State||14|
|December 1, 1973||Millikin||51||Bethany||7|
|November 30, 1974||Washburn||21||Millikin||7|
|November 22, 1975||Buena Vista||24||Saint Mary of the Plains||21|
|November 20, 1976||Benedictine||29||Washburn||14|
|November 19, 1977||Missouri Western||35||Benedictine||30|
|November 18, 1978||Chadron State||30||Baker||19|
|November 17, 1979||Pittsburg State||43||Peru State||14|
|November 21, 1980||Cameron||34||Adams State||16|
On December 4, 1971, the Dakota State College football Trojans helped make history as they were the first college football team from South Dakota to ever win a post-season bowl game. The Boot Hill Bowl Champion Trojans posted a record of nine wins and two losses that season and were ranked as high as number seven in the national rankings. In just his second season with the Trojans, Head Coach Lee Moran was named NAIA Football Coach of the Year. 
The 1974 game between Washburn University and Millikin University will likely be remembered most not for its game but for its temperature and playing conditions. The temperature was recorded at 10 degrees F, with a north wind of gusts up to 40 miles per hour. A few Washburn players spread an analgesic ointment cream on their bodies, attempting to provide an extra layer of protection from the cold—reportedly, this did not work.
- Dakota State University Hall of Fame Selections
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- Goering, Pete (December 2, 2004). "Goering: First WU bowl was a cold day in ...". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved January 4, 2012.