Knute Rockne Bowl

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The Knute Rockne Bowl (named after football great Knute Rockne) was played as the NCAA College Division East Regional championship from 1969 to 1972, one of four national quarterfinals. After an absence of three seasons, it was a Division II national semifinal game in 1976 and 1977, along with the Grantland Rice Bowl.[1]

Champions[edit]

East Regional championship[edit]

NCAA College Division Quarterfinal

Date Winner Score Runner up Location
November 29, 1969 Randolph–Macon 47–28 Bridgeport Bridgeport, Connecticut[2]
November 28, 1970 Montclair State 7–6 Hampden–Sydney Atlantic City, New Jersey[3][4]
November 26, 1971 Bridgeport 17–12 Hampden–Sydney Atlantic City, New Jersey[5]
November 24, 1972 Bridgeport 27–22 Slippery Rock Atlantic City, New Jersey[6]

Bowl game[edit]

NCAA Division II Semifinal

Date Winner Score Runner up Location
December 4, 1976 Akron           29–26 Northern Michigan Akron, Ohio[7]
December 3, 1977 Lehigh 39–30 California-Davis Davis, California[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_iaa/patriot/lehigh/yearly_results.php?year=1975
  2. ^ "Randolph-Macon Bridgeport foe in Rockne Bowl". The Day. (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. November 25, 1969. p. 18. 
  3. ^ "Rockne Bowl teams named". Spartanburg Herald. (South Carolina). Associated Press. November 23, 1970. p. 15. 
  4. ^ "Montclair State wins in Knute Rockne Bowl". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. (South Carolina). Associated Press. November 29, 1970. p. B2. 
  5. ^ "Rockne victory for Bridgeport". Morning Record. (Meriden, Connecticut). Associated Press. November 27, 1971. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Bridgeport wins 27-22 in Knute Rockne Bowl". Morning Record. (Meriden, Connecticut). Associated Press. November 25, 1972. p. 4. 
  7. ^ "In overtime, Akron wins Rockne Bowl". Gadsden Times. (Alabama). Associated Press. December 5, 1976. p. 32. 
  8. ^ "Lehigh in II finals". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. December 4, 1977. p. 91. 

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