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Tulane Bowl History

1932 Rose Bowl
Southern California 21, Tulane 12
January 1, 1932 * Pasadena, CA

Coach Bernie Bierman's fabulous 1931 team took an 11-0 record and an 18-game winning streak to Pasadena for the battle between the nation's two top-ranked teams. USC scored first, as Ray Sparling went in on a six-yard reverse. Johnny Baker converted, and the Trojans led 7-0 at halftime. Ernie Pinckert broke the Green Wave's heart in the third quarter when he raced 28 yards to pay dirt on the reverse and less than a minute later, after a Tulane fumble, Pinckert again went 28 yards on the reverse to make it 21-0, Southern Cal.

Tulane came right back with a 75-yard drive capped by a pass from Don Zimmerman to Vernon Haynes to make it 21-6. The Wave missed two more scoring opportunities until Jerry Dalrymple recovered a fumble on the USC 35. Five plays later, bare-headed Wop Glover, who gained 139 yards that day, plunged three yards for the TD. The count stood at 21-12 with the Trojans hanging on for dear life, but time ran out on Tulane.


Tulane         0   0   6   6   - 12

Southern Cal   0   7   14  0   - 21



USC -- Sparling 5 run (Baker kick)

USC -- Pinckert 28 run (Baker kick)

USC -- Pinckert 28 run (Baker kick)

TU -- Haynes 7 pass from Zimmerman (kick blocked)

TU --  Glover 3 run (pass failed)

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Team Statistics

                       Tulane     USC

First Downs                17       9

Rushing Yards             290     198

Passing Yards              51      20

Total Offense             341     218

Passing (Comp-Att-Int) 5-21-0   1-6-0

Fumbles-Lost              3-2     2-2

Penalty Yards              30      20

1935 SUGAR Bowl
Tulane 20, Temple 14
January 1, 1935 * New Orleans, LA

The first Sugar Bowl game in history matched Coach Ted Cox's SEC co-champions with Pop Warner's Temple team. And Warner's club came out roaring with two first-half touchdowns to throw a scare into the hometown folks. In the first quarter, fullback Dave Smukler passed to Daniel Testa, and in the second stanza, Smuckler ran it in himself as the Owls went on top, 14-0. But after the second Temple TD, lightning struck. The ensuing kickoff floated down to Johnny McDaniel at the 10. McDaniel, moving laterally, crossed paths with Monk Simons at the 15, and "Little Monk" took off 85 yards down the sidelines to ignite Tulane's comeback. Barney Mintz kicked the point to make it 14-7 at halftime.

Dick Hardy made a great catch of Bucky Bryan's TD pass in the third quarter to tie the score, and in the final quarter, Hardy gathered in a deflected pass from Mintz and went 25 yards to sew it up. Tulane had won the inaugural Sugar Bowl Classic to send 22,026 fans home happy.


Temple  7   7   0   0   - 14

Tulane  0   7   13  0   - 20



Tem -- Tester 7 pass from Smukler (Smukler kick)

Tem -- Smukler 3 run (Smukler kick)

TU -- Simons 85 kickoff return (Mintz kick)

TU -- Hardy 11 pass from Bryan (Mintz kick)

TU -- Hardy 25 pass from Mintz (kick failed)

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Team Statistics 

                         Temple  Tulane

First Downs                  13      10

Rushing (Att-Yards)      60-182  42-140

Passing Yards                19      88

Total Offense               201     228

Passing (Comp-Att-Int)   3-13-1  8-16-1

Fumbles-Lost                2-1     3-2

Penalties-Yards             2-7    2-20

1940 SUGAR Bowl
Texas A&M 14, Tulane 13
January 1, 1940 * New Orleans, LA

Coach Red Dawson's 1939 team came within a point of upending Texas A&M's national champions. A&M drove to the Tulane one-yard line early in the game, but the Wave held. After Tulane punted out, the Aggies drove again, and this time John Kimbrough plunged 1 yard for the score. Tulane bounced back in the third quarter when Bobby Kellogg grabbed a quick kick and raced 75 yards to tie it, 7-7.

Pete Mandich recovered an Aggie fumble on the A&M 32 in the fourth period. Monette Butler, Fred Cassibry, and Harry Hays worked it into the two. Butler went in from there and Tulane was on top 13-7, but Herbie Smith blocked the extra point. Late in the game, A&M drove 69 yards to cut short Tulane's hopes for an upset. Walemon Price passed to Smith, who lateraled to Kimbrough. The big fullback went in for an 18-yard scoring play. Price then kicked the decisive extra point.


Texas A&M   7   0   0   7   - 14

Tulane      0   0   7   6   - 13



A&M -- Kimbrough 1 run (Price kick)

TU -- Kellogg 75 punt return (Thibaut kick)

TU -- Butler 2 run (kick blocked)

A&M -- Kimbrough 18 lateral from Smith (Price kick)

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Team Statistics

                         Texas A&M   Tulane

First Downs                     18       8

Rushing (Att-Yards)         48-244  53-193

Passing Yards                   62       0

Total Offense                  308     193

Pass (Comp-Att-Int)         8-15-1   0-4-0

Fumbles-Lost                   2-2     1-0

Penalties-Yards               2-30    2-20

Individual Statistics

Rushing (TC-Yds-TD): Texas A&M -- Kimbrough 25-159-2, Price 5-13-0, Moser 7-33-0, Pugh 2-8-0, Connatser 9-31-0. TU -- Kellogg 8-36-0, Gloden 8-19-0, Banker 9-18-0, Hays 2-23-0, Butler 10-55-1, Cassibry 11-42-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): Texas A&M -- Moser 2-17-0, Connaster 2-12-0, Smith 2-14-0, Thomason 1-14-0, Sterling 1-5-0. TU -- none.

Passing (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD): Texas A&M -- Price 8-15-1-62-0. TU -- Kellogg 0-2-0-0-0, Butler 0-1-0-0-0, Hays 0-1-0-0-0.

1970 Liberty Bowl
Tulane 17, Colorado 3
December 12, 1970 * Memphis, TN

A two-touchdown underdog to mighty Colorado, Tulane celebrated its first bowl trip in 31 years by pulling off the biggest upset of the 1970 bowl season. Coach Jim Pittman's fired-up Green Wave drew first blood when linebacker Rick Kingrea's 44-yard interception return set up a 19-yard field goal by Lee Gibson. Colorado countered with a 32-yard field goal in the second period to tie it 3-3 at halftime.

David Abercrombie raced the second half kickoff back 66 yards to the Colorado 30 as some 8,000 Tulane fans who made the trip went wild. Runs of 16 and 13 yards by fullback Bob Marshall brought the football to the 1, and Abercrombie took it over on a short plunge. Quarterback Mike Walker guided a 57-yard drive on Tulane's first possession of the fourth quarter, and a tough defense made that 17-3 advantage stand up. The Colorado offense that averaged 422.9 yards and 30.6 points in the regular season was held to 175 yards and three points.


Colorado    0   3   0   0   -  3

Tulane      3   0   7   7   - 17

TU -- Gibson 19 FG

CU -- Haney 32 FG

TU -- Abercrombie 2 run (Gibson kick) 

TU -- Abercrombie 4 run (Gibson kick) 

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Team Statistics

                      Colorado  Tulane

First Downs                 13      15

Rushing (Att-Yards)     57-155  52-213

Passing Yards               20      28

Total Offense              175     241

Passing (Comp-Att-Int)   3-7-1   3-9-1

Fumbles-Lost               2-1     2-0

Penalties-Yards             52      39

Individual Statistics

Rushing (TC-Yds-TD): Colorado -- Arendt 29-65-0, Tarver 11-54-0, Walsh 8-26-0, Keyworth 6-16-0, Branch 1-4-0, Brunson 1-(-8)-0, Stearns 1-(-2)-0. TU -- Abercrombie 25-128-2, Marshall 13-87-0, M. Walker 10-(-10)-0, LeBlanc 1-2-0, Corn 1-4-0, Lachaussee 2-3-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): Colorado -- Portos 2-17-,0 Masten 1-3-0. TU -- Barrios 2-31-0, Abercrombie 1-(-3)-0.

Passing (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD): Colorado -- Arendt 3-7-1-20-0. TU -- M. Walker 3-8-1-28-0, Lachaussee 0-1-0-0-0.

1973 ASTRO-BLUEBONNET Bowl
Houston 47, Tulane 7
December 29, 1973 * Houston, TX

On the heels of a 9-2 season, Tulane headed for Houston to lock horns with a highly touted 10-1 Cougar team. When the Green Wave failed to score after recovering a fumble on the opening kickoff at the Houston 25, the Cougar veer offense went to work. A 75-yard run by Marshall Johnson and short plunges by Leonard Parker gave Houston a 21-0 lead late in the first half. Martin Mitchell then raced back 66 yards with a kickoff for Tulane, and Buddy Gilbert hit Tom Forner with a 32-yard pass to put the Wave back in the game, 21-7. But Houston erupted in the second half, as Donnie McGraw ran for two TDs, quarterback D.C. Nobles ran for one, and David Husmann added one more to make the final count 47-7.


Tulane  0    7   0   0   - 7

Houston 7   14  14  12  - 47



UH -- Johnson 75 run (Terrell kick)

UH -- Parker 1 run (Terrell kick)

UH -- Parker 3 run (Terrell kick)

TU -- Forner 32 pass from Gilbert (Falgoust kick)

UH -- Nobles 3 run (Terrell kick) 

UH -- McGraw 1 run (Terrell kick)

UH -- McGraw 32 run (kick failed)

UH -- Husmann 7 run (kick failed)

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Team Statistics

                     Tulane  Houston

First Downs              10       26

Rushing (Yards)      43-102   58-402

Passing Yards            71      253

Total Offense           173      655

Pass (Comp-Att-Int)  6-24-4  12-29-1

Fumbles-Lost            2-1      6-4

Penalties-Yards        4-26     5-55

Individual Statistics

Rushing (TC-Yds-TD): Houston -- Johnson 5-114-1, McGraw 13-108-2, Parker 12-47-2. TU -- Bynum 12-40-0, Treuting 2-27-0, Hebert 4-24-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): Houston -- Willingham 3-25-0, Bassler 1-60-0 Bogan 1-33-0. TU -- Forner 1-32-1, Thibodeaux 2-19-0, Garza 1-17-0.

Passing (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD): Houston -- Nobles 8-13-0-201-0, Husman 4-6-1-0-52. TU -- S. Foley 4-16-4-32-0, Gilbert 2-5-0-39-1.

1979 LIBERTY Bowl
Penn State 9, Tulane 6
December 22, 1979 * Memphis, TN

A driving rainstorm throughout the contest quickly turned the game into a defensive struggle. Penn State took the lead 3-0 in the second quarter on a 33-yard field goal by Herb Menhardt. Menhardt added a 27-yard field goal late in the second quarter to push the margin to 6-0 at halftime.

That score held throughout the third quarter, but late in the period Tulane quarterback Roch Hontas began to find the passing touch he had displayed all season. He drove the Wave to the PSU 8-yard line where Ed Murray kicked a 26-yard field goal. With time running down Hontas cranked another drive from the TU 27 to the Lion 8, from where Murray tied the score with another 26-yard field goal with 2:40 remaining. The Nittany Lions faced a third-and-two from midfield with less than a minute to play, but converted with a halfback pass to the Tulane 11, and Menhardt kicked a 20-yard field goal for the victory.


Tulane      0   0   0   6   - 6

Penn State  0   6   0   3   - 9

PSU -- Menhardt 33 FG

PSU -- Menhardt 27 FG

TU -- Murray 26 FG

TU -- Murray 26 FG

PSU -- Menhardt 20 FG

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Team Statistics

                         Tulane     PSU

First Downs                  10      17

Rushing (Att-Yards)     20-(-8)  58-242

Passing Yards              210       95

Total Offense              202      337

Pass (Comp-Att-Int)    21-39-0   6-11-2

Fumbles-Lost               1-0      2-2

Penalties-Yards           5-40      1-5

Individual Statistics

Rushing (TC-Yds-TD): PSU -- Rocco 8-11-0, Guman 3-11-0, Suhey 19-112-0, Moore 13-49-0, Warner 14-57-0, Coles 1-2-0. TU -- Hontas 8-(-31)-0, Christian 6-12-0, Reginelli 4-6-0, Jones 1-1-0, Harris 1-4-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): PSU -- Scovill 3-34-0, Donovan 2-53-0, Guman 1-8-0. TU -- Alexis 7-77-0, Holman 4-47-0, Anderson 2-29-0, Reginelli 1-5-0, Christian 2-(-7)-0, Griffin 3-50-0, Jones 2-9-0.

Passing (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD): PSU -- Rocco 5-10-2-56-0, Coles 1-1-0-39-0. TU -- Hontas 21-39-0-210-0.

1980 Hall of Fame Bowl
Arkansas 34, Tulane 15
December 27, 1980 * Birmingham, AL

Tulane carried a 7-4 record into the Hall of Fame Bowl against an Arkansas team that had been decimated by injuries during the year. However, the walking wounded returned by game time and the Razorbacks were as good as everyone thought they would be before the season. Arkansas jumped to a 28-0 halftime lead. The Wave defense stood tall in the second half and held the Razorbacks to two field goals, and the offense finally got untracked in the final period. The first score by the Wave came on a 62-yard pass from Nickie Hall to Marcus Anderson. It marked the first time in school history that the football team gone to a bowl in consecutive years.


Arkansas    14  14   3    3  - 34

Tulane       0   0   0   15  - 15

UA -- Tolbert 1 run (Ordonez kick)

UA --  Anderson 80 punt return (Ordonez kick)

UA -- Clyde 9 pass from Jones (Ordonez kick)

UA -- Anderson 46 run (Ordonez kick)

UA -- Ordonez 40 FG

TU -- Anderson 62 pass from Hall (Manalla kick)

UA -- Ordonez 27 FG

TU -- Robinson 1 run (Hall run)

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Team Statistics

                       Arkansas    Tulane

First Downs                  22        18

Rushing (Att-Yards)      64-383    31-157

Passing Yards                83       241

Total Offense               466       398

Pass (Comp-Att-Int)      5-13-1   16-37-2

Fumbles-Lost                0-0       3-2

Penalties-Yards            1-19      3-15

Individual Statistics

Rushing (TC-Yds-TD): UA -- Tolbert 17-73-1, Anderson 11-156-1, Jones 14-36-0, Douglas 10-83-0, Pierce 4-23-0, Holloway 1-13-0, Walters 3-21-0, Mistler 1-1-0, Rudisall 1-1-0, Brewer 2-1-0. TU -- Lewis 5-45-0, Reginelli 5-8-0, K. Robinson 6-44-1, J. Jones 5-38-0, Hall 8-4-0, McCray 2-18-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): UA -- Mason 2-15-0, Clyde 1-9-1, Walters 1-36-0, Holloway 1-23-0. TU -- Lewis 3-22-0, Reginelli 3-31-0, J. Jones 1-8-0, Holman 4-19-0, Griffin 2-59-0, Anderson 2-88-1, Franz 1-14-0.

Passing (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD): UA -- Jones 5-13-1-83-1. TU -- Hall 16-37-2-241-1.

1987 Independence Bowl
Washington 24, Tulane 12
December 19, 1987 * Shreveport, LA

Tulane carried a 6-5 record into its first bowl appearance in seven years against a 6-4-1 Washington squad. Cold, wet weather greeted the teams upon their arrival in Shreveport, but the game was played under partly cloudy skies. Washington jumped to an early 7-0 lead, but Mitchell Price raced 44 yards on a punt return to tie the score. After the Huskies scored again, Todd Wiggins connected on a 21-yard field goal to make the score 14-10.

Washington went on to lead 21-10 at the half, and the only scoring in the second half came on a Husky field goal and a Tulane safety. The game saw Terrence Jones throw for 248 yards and rush for 91. All-America receiver Marc Zeno caught seven passes for 116 yards.


Washington  7   14  0   3   - 24

Tulane      0   10  0   2   - 12

UW -- Covington 3 run (Brownlee kick)

TU -- Price 44 punt return (Wiggins kick)

UW -- Ames 5 pass from Chandler (Brownlee kick)

TU -- Wiggins 21 FG

UW -- Franklin 5 pass from Chandler (Brownlee kick)

UW -- Wyles 41 FG

TU -- Safety, Conklin kneels in end zone

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Team Statistics

                       Washington    Tulane

First Downs                    22       21

Rushing (Att-Yards)        39-147   33-131

Passing Yards                 249      248

Total Offense                 396      379

Pass (Comp-Att-Int)       16-32-3  17-40-1

Fumbles-Lost                  1-0      2-1

Penalties-Yards             10-67     7-73

Individual Statistics

Rushing (TC-Yds-TD): UW -- Weathersby 14-84-0, Jenkins 11-44-0, Chandler 5-23-0, Covington 4-12-1, Conklin 2-(-3)-0, Lewis 2-(-3)-0, Franklin 1-(-10)-0. TU -- Jones 18-91-0, Allen 4-26-0, Pierce 5-13-0, Hunter 2-5-0, Adams 3-13-0, Toney 1-(-17)-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): UW -- Weathersby 5-64-0, Franklin 4-61-1, Slater 2-59-0, Ames 3-35-1, Jenkins 1-15-0, Lewis 1-15-0. TU -- Zeno 7-116-0, Pierce 2-58-0, McIntosh 3-17-0, Hunter 2-17-0, Adams 1-11-0, Nelson 1-17-0, Allen 1-18-0.

Passing (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD): UW -- Chandler 15-30-3-234-2, Conklin 1-2-0-15-0. TU -- Jones 17-40-1-246-0.

1998 Liberty Bowl
Tulane 41, BYU 27
December 31, 1998 * Memphis, TN

Tulane capped its first 12-win season in school history with a surprisingly easy 41-27 win over WAC foe BYU in the 40th Anniversary AXA/Equitable Liberty Bowl.

In winning its first bowl game since the 1970 Liberty Bowl, the Green Wave built a 34-6 lead after three quarters against a BYU defense that was fifth nationally during the regular season.

QB Shaun King rushed for a game-high 109 yards, mostly on draw plays. King also passed for 276 yards and two touchdowns, including a 60-yard scoring strike to Kerwin Cook early in the second half to stake Tulane to a 27-6 lead.

BYU took an early 6-0 lead when Kevin Feterik found Ben Horton in the corner of the endzone for an 11-yard scoring toss. Tulane cut that lead to 6-3 on Brad Palazzo's 31-yard field goal.

On BYU's next possession, cornerback Michael Jordan stepped in front of a Feterik pass and raced 79 yards untouched down the sideline to give the Green Wave a 10-6 lead it wouldn't relenquish.

Sophomore TB Toney Converse also rushed for 103 yards, giving Tulane a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time since 1986.




BYU      6   0   0   21   --  27

Tulane  10  10  14    7   --  41

BYU - Horton 11 pass from Feterik (kick failed), 8:49, 1st

TU - Palazzo 31 FG, 4:23, 1st

TU - Jordan 79 interception return (Palazzo kick), 1:35, 1st

TU - King 3 run (Palazzo kick), 10:18, 2nd

TU - Palazzo 23 FG, 0:41, 2nd

TU - Cook 60 pass from King (Palazzo kick), 13:48, 3rd

TU - Dartez 13 pass from King (Palazzo kick), 7:27, 3rd

BYU - Cupp 3 run (Pochman kick), 11:38, 4th

TU - Converse 5 run (Palazzo kick), 9:24, 4th

BYU - Cupp 18 pass from Feterik (Pochman kick), 8:06, 4th

BYU - Mahe 3 run (Pochman kick), 1:30, 4th

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Team Statistics       BYU     Tulane

First Downs            20         28

Rushing Att.-Yards  25-54     41-252

Passing Yards         267        276

Passing (C-A-I)   27-44-1    23-38-0

Total Offense         321        528

Punts-Avg.         7-33.6     4-41.5

Fumbles/Lost          3/0        2/0

Penalty-Yards      10-110       8-59

Time of Possession  28:45      31:15

RUSHING: (BYU) Mahe 16-70 1 TD, Cupp 3-4 1 TD, Snowden 1-2, Feterik 5-(-22); (TU) King 16-109 1 TD, Converse 18-103 1 TD, Dartez 6-28, Franklin 1-12.

PASSING: (BYU) Feterik 27-44-1-267 2 TD; (TU) King 23-38-0-276 2 TD.

RECEIVING: (BYU) Horton 6-67 1 TD, Sitake 5-77, Mahe 5-30, Cupp 4-30 1 TD, Ofahengaue 3-42, Nuno 2-12, Rigell 1-5, Hooks 1-4; (TU) Dawson 6-83, Franklin 6-47, Cook 4-123 1 TD, Burnette 3-12, Converse 3-(-2), Dartez 1-13 1 TD.