Duquesne 13
Mississippi State 12

January 1, 1937 – Miami Stadium
Desperation Pass Upsets Maroons
A desperation 72-yard touchdown pass from tailback Boyd Brumbaugh to Ernie Hefferle spelled an end to Mississippi State’s upset hopes as Duquesne edged the Bulldogs, 13-12.
The Maroons scored first on a 10-yard run by Ike Pickle. Following a Brumbaugh 1-yard run, Mississippi State edged on top once again when Pee Wee Armstrong hit Fred Walters from 40 yards out to make it 12-7.
Then in the fourth period, the Brumbaugh-to-Hefferle pass gave the Dukes the win. Missed extra points on both first-half touchdowns came back to haunt Mississippi State as the final margin was one point.
CBS Radio once again broadcasted the game nationwide with Orange Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Ted Husing calling the action.

First Downs 14 12
Rushing Attempts - -
Rushing Yards 199 111
Passes Attempted 15 23
Passes Completed 5 8
Had Intercepted 4 0
Passing Yards 110 159
Total Offense 309 270
Punts/Avg. 9/24.7 6/43.0
Fumbles/Lost  0/0 0/0
Penalties/Yards 1/5 1/5


Duquesne 0 7 0 6 - 13
Miss. State 6 6 0 0 - 12

MISS ST: Pickle 8-yard run (kick failed); DUQ: Brumbaugh 1-yard run (Brumbaugh kick); MISS ST: Walters 40-yard pass from Armstrong (kick failed); DUQ: Hefferle 72-yard pass from Brumbaugh (kick failed)
Duquesne Head Coach: Jack Smith
Mississippi State Head Coach: Major Ralph Sasse



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