1941 Sugar Bowl
The 1941 Sugar Bowl featured the fourth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers and the fifth-ranked Boston College Eagles, both with records of 10–0 and high-scoring offenses. It was played on Wednesday, January 1, 1941, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.
|1941 Sugar Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 1941|
|Location||New Orleans, Louisiana|
In the seventh Sugar Bowl, Tennessee scored the only points of the first half with a four-yard touchdown run by Van Thompson in the first quarter. After a scoreless second quarter, Boston College scored on a 13-yard touchdown run from Harry Connolly to tie the score at seven each. Tennessee answered with a two-yard touchdown run from Warren Buist for a 13–7 lead. Boston College scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown from Mike Holovak to tie the game at thirteen each.
In the fourth quarter, Tennessee's Bob Foxx missed a short field goal attempt with three minutes remaining, and BC took over on its own twenty. Quarterback Charlie O'Rourke led the Eagles on an eighty-yard drive, capped with his 24-yard touchdown run to give them a 19–13 win.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 33. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
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- "Tennessee is favored today". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. January 1, 1941. p. 4B.
- "O'Rourke sparks rally that beats Tennessee". Milwaukee Journal. United Press. January 2, 1941. p. 11.
- Martin, Whitney (January 2, 1941). "73,000 see O'Rourke lead Boston College to 19-13 victory". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 12.
- "Boston College in wild victory". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 2, 1941. p. 11.
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