Fruit Bowl

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The Fruit Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game held in December at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, California. The game was held three times, following the 1947-1949 seasons. The first two games featured college teams and the last involved club teams.

The games were important due to the inclusion of schools that are considered historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in both the 1947 and 1948 games. The 1947 game featured two such schools, Wilberforce and Prairie View A&M. This was the first meeting of HBCUs in San Francisco. The 1948 game was the first inter-racial bowl game played in the United States. It featured Southern and San Francisco State.

Game results (college games only)[edit]

Date Winner Loser Ref
December 14, 1947 Wilberforce 26 Prairie View A&M 0 [1]
December 5, 1948 Southern 30 San Francisco State 0 [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wilberforce Won Easily". Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California). December 15, 1947. p. 4. Retrieved July 11, 2017 – via access
  2. ^ "Southern Tops San Francisco State, 30 to 0". The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana). November 28, 1947. p. 16. Retrieved July 11, 2017 – via access