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The 1955 Tangerine Bowl was an American college football bowl game played after the 1954 season, on January 1, 1955, at the Tangerine Bowl stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Omaha Indians (today's Omaha Mavericks, who no longer have a football team) defeated the Eastern Kentucky Maroons (now the Eastern Kentucky Colonels) by a score of 7–6.[3]

1955 Tangerine Bowl
1234 Total
Eastern Kentucky 0600 6
Omaha 7000 7
DateJanuary 1, 1955
Season1954
StadiumTangerine Bowl
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPBill Englehardt[1][2]
Attendance12,759[1][2]
Tangerine Bowl
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Game summaryEdit

Omaha scored on a 30-yard pass play in the first quarter, with Bill Englehardt both throwing the touchdown pass and then kicking the extra point. Eastern Kentucky answered with a touchdown in the second quarter, but the extra point was missed, leaving the score 7–6 at halftime. After a scoreless second half, the missed extra point proved to be the difference in the game. Englehardt was named the game's MVP.

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP EKSC Omaha
1 5:23 6 45 Omaha Rudy Rotella 30-yard touchdown reception from Bill Englehardt, Bill Englehardt kick good 0 7
2 3:19 12 48 EKSC Paul Greene 10-yard touchdown reception from Bobby Lenderman, Ernie Rigrish kick wide right 6 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 6 7

[1][2]

StatisticsEdit

 
Program cover for 1955 game
Statistics[1] EKSC Omaha
First Downs 12 12
Rushing Yards 133 103
Passes Attempted 19 23
Passes Completed 7 7
Passes Intercepted by 1 0
Passing Yards 65 105
Yards Penalized 45 30
Punts-Average 5-30 5-29.2
Fumbles Lost 3 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Howard, Bob (January 2, 1955). "Engelhardt Stars For Indians, Named Most Valuable Player". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 5, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c Carrico, Johnny (January 2, 1955). "Eastern Defeated 7 to 6 In Tangerine Bowl". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. Retrieved March 5, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/e/eastern_kentucky/1950-1954_yearly_results.php

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