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The 1944 Orange Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game between the LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies. It was the 10th edition of the Orange Bowl. The teams had met in the regular season, with Texas A&M winning at LSU 28–13. LSU however defeated Texas A&M 19–14 in the bowl rematch.[1][2] Despite A&M coach Homer Norton devising a game-plan specifically to stop him, halfback Steve Van Buren was responsible for all points scored by the Tigers, as he ran for two touchdowns, threw for one more, and kicked LSU's only successful extra point attempt.[3]

1944 Orange Bowl
1234 Total
LSU 12070 19
Texas A&M 7070 14
DateJanuary 1, 1944
Season1943
StadiumBurdine Stadium
LocationMiami, Florida
Attendance27,000
Orange Bowl
 < 1943  1945

Scoring summaryEdit

  • LSU - Van Buren 11-yard run reverse (kick failed)
  • LSU - Goode 24-yard pass from Van Buren (kick failed)
  • Texas A&M - Burditt 21-yard pass from Hallmark (Burditt kick)
  • LSU - Van Buren 63-yard run (Van Buren kick)
  • Texas A&M - Settegast 18-yard pass from Hallmark (Burditt kick)

StatisticsEdit

Statistics LSU Texas A&M
First Downs 7 9
Rushing Attempts 48 24
Rushing Yards 207 4
Passing Yards 92 171
Total Offense 299 175
Interceptions 0 5
Punts-Average 10-40.3 9-41.8
Fumbles-Lost 3-3 5-2
Penalties-Yards 7-81 4-35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://game.orangebowl.org/orange-bowl-history/the-history-of-the-orange-bowl/1940s/1944/
  3. ^ Butler, Guy (January 3, 1944). "Devised All We Could In Advance To Stop Van, Didn't Work—Norton". The Miami News. p. 10. Retrieved October 8, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.