Bucknell 26
Miami 0

January 1, 1935 – Miami Stadium

Bison Capture First Orange Bowl

Bucknell, champion of the smaller Eastern colleges, was the first team invited to the Orange Bowl Classic, which had been called the Palm Festival for the previous two years.

Bison head coach Hook Mylin and his staff took several days to decide on accepting the invitation to bring his team to Miami. They finally said yes, but not without precautions—280 gallons of their own water supply from Pennsylvania to combat the heat.

Bucknell back Bill Wilkinson scored the first touchdown and the Bison defense held Miami to just four first downs and 28 yards of total offense en route to a 26-0 victory in the inaugural Orange Bowl.

Another famous sidelight from the 1935 Classic was the transmission of the first wire photo across the United States by the Associated Press.

First Downs 12 8
Rushing Attempts - -
Rushing Yards 231 15
Passes Attempted 13 14
Passes Completed 3 3
Had Intercepted 1 5
Passing Yards 63 13
Total Offense 294 28
Punts/Avg. 6/41.0 13/29.0
Fumbles/Lost  2/1 4/1
Penalties/Yards 4/30 1/15


Bucknell 0 7 6 13 - 26
Miami 0 0 0 0 - 0

BUCK: B. Wilkinson 23-yard pass from Jenkins (Dobie kick); BUCK: Miller 4-yard run (kick failed); BUCK: S. Smith 8-yard run (Dobie kick); BUCK: Reznichak 10-yard run (kick failed)

Bucknell Head Coach: Hook Mylin
Miami Head Coach: Tom McCann



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