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1955 Cotton Bowl Classic

1955 Cotton Bowl Classic
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Tech 0 0 7 7 14
Arkansas 0 6 0 0 6
Date January 1, 1955
Season 1954
Stadium Cotton Bowl
Location Dallas, Texas
MVP George Humphreys, Georgia Tech
Bud Brooks, Arkansas
Attendance 75,550
Cotton Bowl Classic
 < 1954  1956

The 1955 Cotton Bowl Classic was a post-season [1] Arkansas would get their revenge in the 1960 Gator Bowl, a 14-7 Hog win.[1]

Setting

Arkansas lost only two games by a total of eight points, despite being picked to finish next-to-last in the SWC during the preseason.[2] The Razorbacks were propelled by their most memorable win, against the #5 Ole Miss Rebels, on what is called the Powder River Play. The game turned on a 66-yard pass from tailback[3] Buddy Bob Benson to blocking back Preston Carpenter, the only score of the game. The halfback pass gave Arkansas the 6-0 in War Memorial Stadium. The play was called "perhaps the most important in Arkansas football history to that time" by Orville Henry. Arkansas had struggled winning bowl games, entering at 1-0-2.

Georgia Tech, however, was very rich in bowl tradition. Bobby Dodd's Ramblin' Wreck had played in four Orange Bowls and three Sugar Bowls entering this matchup.[2] Assistant coach Frank Broyles would become a legend coaching the Razorbacks from 1958-76, including winning the 1964 National Championship.

Game summary

The Razorbacks and Yellow Jackets played to a scoreless tie until Razorback sophomore [1]


Georgia Tech won their ninth of eleven bowl games, while Arkansas' record in the postseason dropped to 1-1-2.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl-Past Classics." History. The official site of the 2009 Cotton Bowl Classic. Retrieved on January 2, 2009
  2. ^ a b c Georgia Tech, 14, Arkansas 6. [1] Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  3. ^ 1954 Arkansas Razorbacks Varsity Football Roster. Photo. Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
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