Elks Bowl

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The Elks Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game played after the 1953 and 1954 regular seasons.[1] There was also an earlier playing of the game, at the junior varsity level, in 1952.[2] Each game was held at a different venue in North Carolina. The bowl's name came from the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a fraternal order, with proceeds from the game going to their charitable works.[3] Like some other postseason match-ups of the era, such as the Grape Bowl, Glass Bowl, and Optimist Bowl, results are listed in NCAA records, but the games were not considered NCAA-sanctioned bowls.[1]

Game results[edit]

Season Date Winner Loser Venue Att. (est.)
1952 October 24, 1952 North Carolinadagger 13 Wake Forestdagger 7 Memorial Stadium[4]Burlington, North Carolina 1,600[4]
1953 January 2, 1954 Morris Harvey 12 East Carolina 0 College Stadium[5]Greenville, North Carolina 4,500[1]
1954 December 11, 1954 Newberry 20 Appalachian State 13 Riddick Stadium[3]Raleigh, North Carolina 400[6]

dagger The 1952 game was played between junior varsity teams.

Notes[edit]

  • Morris Harvey halfback Jimmy Carr was selected as most valuable player of the January 1954 game.[7]
  • For the December 1954 game, Wofford had been invited to face Appalachian State, but were unable to accept due to other commitments; Newberry was then invited and accepted.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BOWL/ALL STAR GAME RECORDS" (PDF). NCAA. 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Carolina, Wake Forest Jayvees Clash Here Friday Night". The Daily Times-News. Burlington, North Carolina. October 20, 1952. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b "Apps Play 2nd Bowl Game Saturday". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. AP. December 5, 1954. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b Minor, Richard (October 25, 1952). "Carolina Scores 13-7 Win Over Wake Forest In Elks Bowl". The Daily Times-News. Burlington, North Carolina. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Elks Bowl, New In State, Gets Charter Papers". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. AP. December 19, 1953. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Newberry Tops Apps In Elks Bowl". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. AP. December 12, 1954. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Morris Harvey Upsets East Carolina 12-0". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. AP. January 3, 1954. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Newberry, Apps In Elks Bowl". The Robesonian. Lumberton, North Carolina. AP. November 18, 1954. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.