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1948 Sugar Bowl

 

1948 Sugar Bowl

1948 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 7 0 7 13 27
Alabama 0 7 0 0 7
Date January 1, 1948
Season 1947
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP Bobby Layne, Texas QB
Referee Alvin Bell
Attendance 73,000

The 1948 Sugar Bowl featured the fifth ranked Texas Longhorns and the sixth ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

In the first quarter, Texas scored on a 99-yard touchdown pass form Bobby Layne to Blount, as Texas opened a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, Alabama tied the game on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Gilmer to White. In the third quarter, Texas's Vic Vasicek recovered a fumble in the end zone as Texas took a 14-7 lead. Holder later returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown making it 21-7. Bobby Layne scored on a 1-yard touchdown run making the final score 27-7.

Bobby Layne was named Sugar Bowl MVP.

References

  • ESPN College Football Encyclopedia
  • Sugar Bowl 1948
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