|Corn Bowl (defunct)|
|Previous locations||Normal, Illinois|
Hybrid Seed Corn Breeders of Illinois
Bloomington American Legion
The Corn Bowl was a college football bowl game played from 1947 until 1955 in central Illinois. The first game was played November 27, 1947 in Normal, Illinois between Southern Illinois and North Central College. Its final game was played November 24, 1955 between Western Illinois and Luther College. There was no game played in 1952 and 1954.
The game was primarily organized by A. B. Perry, who called for the construction of a stadium that would seat 150,000. The plans never came to fruition and the largest crowd attracted to a game was 8,000 spectators for the 1948 matchup. The 1949 matchup was witnessed by 4,567 fans.
|1947||Southern Illinois||21||North Central College||0||Fred Carlton Field – Normal, Illinois|
|1948||Illinois Wesleyan||6||Eastern Illinois||0||Wesleyan Field – Bloomington, Illinois|
|1949||Western Illinois||13||Wheaton||0||Wesleyan Field – Bloomington, Illinois|
|1950||Missouri-Rolla||7||Illinois State||6||Wesleyan Field – Bloomington, Illinois|
|1951||Lewis||21||William Jewell||12||Wesleyan Field – Bloomington, Illinois|
|1953||Western Illinois||32||Iowa Wesleyan||0||Wesleyan Field – Bloomington, Illinois|
|1955||Luther||24||Western Illinois||20||Wesleyan Field – Bloomington, Illinois|
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