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1948 Orange Bowl


1948 Orange Bowl

1948 Orange Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 7 0 7 14
Georgia Tech 0 7 13 0 20
Date January 1, 1948
Season 1947
Stadium Miami Orange Bowl
Location Miami, Florida
Attendance 59,578

The 1948 Orange Bowl featured the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.


  • Background 1
  • Game summary 2
  • Aftermath 3
  • Statistics 4
  • References 5


Kansas had completed their second straight Big Six Conference title in their final year under Sauer, and were appearing in their first ever bowl game. The Yellow Jackets had finished 2nd in the Southeastern Conference, appearing in their second straight bowl game under Dodd, and their first Orange Bowl since 1945.

Game summary

The Jayhawkers were a team not favored by many, with some favoring the Jackets as a 13 point favorite, and Georgia Tech took the lead first on a James Patton touchdown catch from

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Statistics GT KU
First Downs 9 14
Yards Rushing 75 77
Yards Passing 129 158
Total Yards 204 235
Punts-Average 9-40.0 7/34.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-1
Interceptions 0 1
Penalties-Yards 10-70 5-37


Sauer would leave Kansas after the game, and the Jayhawks would not return to a bowl game until 1961 nor return to the Orange Bowl until 1969. Georgia Tech would go to two more Orange Bowls under Dodd's tenure before his retirement in 1966.


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