Pecan Bowl

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Pecan Bowl (defunct)
NCAA College Division regional final
Stadium Memorial Stadium
Location Arlington, Texas[1]
Previous stadiums Shotwell Stadium
Previous locations Abilene, Texas
Operated 1964–1970

The Pecan Bowl was a December college football bowl game in Texas, first played in 1964 at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. After four years, it moved to Arlington for the last three editions.[2] One of four regional playoff bowls of the NCAA College Division football plan (today's Division II), it was not classified as a major bowl.[3] The other three regional finals were the Tangerine (later Boardwalk), Grantland Rice, and Camellia bowls.

The inaugural game in 1964 was between the State College of Iowa (now the University of Northern Iowa) and Lamar Tech (now Lamar University), won by the Panthers, 19–17.[4][5] Two schools made three appearances, North Dakota State and Arkansas State, and both won twice and lost once. They met in 1968, won by top-ranked NDSU.[6] Arkansas State won the next two years, the bowl's last.[7][8]

The Pecan Bowl was succeeded by the Pioneer Bowl in Wichita Falls in 1971.

Results[edit]

College Division regional final

Date Winning team Losing team Location Attendance Notes
December 12, 1964 State College (IA) 19 Lamar Tech (TX) 17 Abilene,
Texas
7,500 [4][5]
December 11, 1965 North Dakota State 20 Grambling (LA) 7 8,500 [9]
December 10, 1966 North Dakota 42 Parsons (IA) 24 8,000 [10]
December 16, 1967 Texas-Arlington 13 North Dakota State 0 1,200 [11][12]
December 14, 1968 North Dakota State 23 Arkansas State 14 Arlington,
Texas
7,200 [6]
December 13, 1969 Arkansas State 29 Drake (IA) 14 7,500 [1][13]
December 12, 1970 Arkansas State 38 Central Missouri State 14 9,500 [7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arkansas State defeats Drake". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 14, 1969. p. 3, sports. 
  2. ^ "Pecan Bowl set". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 17, 1968. p. 12. 
  3. ^ George Breazeale. "Pecan Bowl". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Iowa Team tops Lamar Tech, 19-17". New York Times. UPI. December 13, 1964. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Schultz sparks Pecan Bowl win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 13, 1964. p. 1, sports. 
  6. ^ a b "North Dakota State beats Arkansas State in 'Pecan'". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 15, 1968. p. 3, sports. 
  7. ^ a b "Arkansas State Pecan winner". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. December 13, 1970. p. 6, section 2. 
  8. ^ a b "Top-rated grid team wins bowl". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 13, 1970. p. 3, sports. 
  9. ^ "Pecan Bowl to N. Dakota State 20 to 7,". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. December 12, 1965. p. 4, section 2. 
  10. ^ "Pecan Bowl passes rout Parsons (Ia.)". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. December 11, 1966. p. 2, section 2. 
  11. ^ "Arlington stops N.D. State 13-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). December 17, 1967. p. 1, sports. 
  12. ^ "Arlington captures Pecan Bowl". Victoria Advocate. (Texas). Associated Press. December 17, 1967. p. 17A. 
  13. ^ "Arkansas State turns back Drake". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. December 14, 1969. p. 6, section 2. 

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