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1948 Gator Bowl

1948 Gator Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 0 7 13 0 20
Georgia 0 0 7 13 20
Date January 1, 1948
Season 1947
Stadium Gator Bowl
Location Jacksonville, Florida
MVP Lu Gambino
Attendance 16,666[1]
Gator Bowl
 < 1947  1949

The 1948 Gator Bowl was the third edition of the Maryland Terrapins representing the University of Maryland. It was the first-ever meeting of the two teams.[2]

In the second quarter, Maryland scored first with a 35-yard touchdown run by running back

  1. ^ a b Bowl Results (PDF), 2004 Maryland Gator Bowl Guide, p. 56, 2004, retrieved January 29, 2009.
  2. ^ Maryland vs Georgia, 1869-2007, Stassen College Football Information, retrieved 18 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b c The 3rd Annual Gator Bowl - Historical Box Scores, The Gator Bowl Association, retrieved 18 January 2009.
  4. ^ Georgia's Bowl History (PDF), 2006 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide, University of Georgia, 2006, retrieved 14 January 2009.
  5. ^ Patrick Stevens, Scott finally gets chance, The Washington Times, 31 December 2008, retrieved 14 January 2009.
  6. ^ Magill: Rauch's dedication to game never waned, Athens Banner-Herald, 17 June 2008, retrieved 18 January 2009.


John Rauch's 58-yard pass to Billy Henderson remains a Gator Bowl record.[6]

Lu Gambino was named the 1948 Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player.[1][3] He rushed for 165 yards and recorded all three of Maryland's touchdowns.[3] His rushing yardage would stand as a school bowl game record for 60 years, until broken in 2008.[5]


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