1936

1936

Catholic 20
Mississippi 19

January 1, 1936 – Miami Stadium
 
Catholic Holds Off Late Rally
The 1936 Orange Bowl featured out-of-state schools Catholic University and the University of Mississippi, with Catholic prevailing 20-19.
 
The Cardinals jumped out to a 13-0 lead before Ole Miss' Ned Peters broke free on a 67-yard touchdown run, the first long touchdown in the Orange Bowl. Catholic safety Paul Rydewski scampered 24 yards with a blocked punt to give the Cardinals a 20-6 lead going into the final quarter.
 
The Rebels recorded two fourth-quarter touchdowns, but a missed extra point kept them one point shy.
 
With Bill Munday of CBS handling the play-by-play, the game was the first Orange Bowl to be broadcast on radio. Legendary sports writer Grantland Rice was also in the press box.
 

  CU MISS
First Downs 7 15
Rushing Attempts - -
Rushing Yards 124 212
Passes Attempted 3 12
Passes Completed 1 3
Had Intercepted 2 4
Passing Yards 48 53
Total Offense 172 265
Punts/Avg. 13/41.0 11/38.0
Fumbles/Lost  1/1 3/2
Penalties/Yards 1/30 1/10

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Catholic 7 6 7 0 - 20
Mississippi 0 6 0 13 - 19

                                             
SCORING SUMMARY
CU: Adamaitis 1-yard pass from Draginis (Milligan kick); CU: Foley 52-yard pass from Adamaitis (kick failed); MISS: Peters 67-yard run (kick failed); CU: Rydewski 24-yard run on blocked kick (Makofske kick); MISS: Bernard 3-yard run (kick failed); MISS: Poole 24-yard pass from Baumstein (Richardson kick)
 
Catholic Head Coach: A.J. Bergman
Mississippi Head Coach: Ed Walker

 

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