1956 Tangerine Bowl
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1956 Tangerine Bowl
1956 Tangerine Bowl
1234 Total
Juniata 6000 6
Missouri Valley 6000 6
DateJanuary 2, 1956
Season1955
StadiumTangerine Bowl
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPBarry Drexler, Juniata[1]
FavoriteMissouri Valley by 7[2]
Attendance10,000[2]

The 1956 Tangerine Bowl was an American college football bowl game played after the 1955 season, on January 2, 1956, at the Tangerine Bowl stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Juniata Eagles with a record of 8-0 faced the Missouri Valley Vikings with a record of 9-1.[3] Juniata had outscored their regular season opponents 240-32 with 4 shutouts, and had a 23-game winning streak, while Missouri Valley had outscored their opponents 207-84 with 2 shutouts.[3] The teams played to a 6-6 tie.

Game summary

All scoring took place in the first quarter, with each team scoring a touchdown via a passing play, and both teams missing their extra point attempts. Despite other scoring chances, including Juniata having two first-and-goal opportunities in the fourth quarter, the game ended in a 6-6 tie.

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP JC MVC
1 10:23 2 15 MVC Ken Gibler 10-yard touchdown reception from Bobbie Joe Scates, Lavon Norvell kick short 0 6
1 5:14 11 67 JC Barry Drexler 30-yard touchdown reception from Pat Tarquinio, Keith Birmingham kick wide 6 6
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 6 6

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Statistics

Statistics[2] Juniata Missouri Valley
First Downs 16 16
Rushing Yards 95 152
Passes Attempted 26 13
Passes Completed 15 7
Passes Intercepted by 1 1
Passing Yards 216 119
Yards Penalized 5 25
Punts-Average 3-23.3 5-39.4
Fumbles Lost 2 0

Notes

References

  1. ^ "DREXLER NAMED MOST VALUABLE IN BOWL GAME". Orlando Sentinel. January 3, 1956. Retrieved 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c d Howard, Bob (January 3, 1956). "Tangerine Bowl Elevens Deadlock 6-6". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b Howard, Bob (January 2, 1956). "Missouri Valley Favorite In Tangerine Bowl Tonight". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "New System Brings DePauw Grid Revival". The Indianapolis Star. Associated Press. October 21, 1957. Retrieved 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=1057
  6. ^ "1955 Football Team". hillsdalechargers.com. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ Cramer, Dick (December 2, 1955). "Better Kind Of Glory". The Michigan Daily. Ann Arbor, Michigan. p. 4. Retrieved 2017 – via The Michigan Daily Digital Archives.

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