Boot Hill Bowl

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Boot Hill Bowl (defunct)
Boot Hill Bowl Games
Stadium Memorial Stadium (Dodge City)[1]
Location Dodge City, Kansas
Operated 1970–1980
Conference tie-ins NAIA

The Boot Hill Bowl was a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics post-season college football bowl game,[2] played in Dodge City, Kansas from 1970 to 1980.[3]

Game results[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score
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

Historical highlights[edit]

1971 game[edit]

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. [1]

1974 game[edit]

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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dakota State University Hall of Fame Selections
  2. ^ Shaffer, Ian. "Boot Hill Bowl (1970 - 1980)". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Boot Hill Bowl Games". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ Goering, Pete (December 2, 2004). "Goering: First WU bowl was a cold day in ...". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved January 4, 2012.