1940

Georgia Tech 21
Missouri 7

January 1, 1940 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Georgia Tech Upsets Missouri
The Yellow Jackets made their first of six trips to the Orange Bowl a successful one, defeating Big Six champion Missouri 21-7 behind the heroics of 147-pound Johnny Bosch, who out-ran and out-passed the Tigers' All-American “Passin” Paul Christman.
 
After Christman scored for the Tigers, Howard Ector's one-yard touchdown plunge completed Tech's 63-yard drive to knot the score at 7-7. Rob Ison raced 59 yards for a second quarter Tech touchdown to give the Jackets the lead for good. In the third quarter, Tech fumbled at the Missouri one-yard line but forced the Tigers to punt. Bosch returned the punt 14 yards to the 34 and Early Wheby raced 34 yards for the score.
 
Missouri drove once to the Jackets' one-yard line in the fourth quarter, but Tech held and finished its season with an 8-2 record and a No. 16 national ranking by the Associated Press.
 

  GT MIZZ
First Downs 12 14
Rushing Attempts - -
Rushing Yards 210 151
Passes Attempted 14 26
Passes Completed 8 8
Had Intercepted 1 1
Passing Yards 91 60
Total Offense 301 211
Punts/Avg. -/35.0 -/33.0
Fumbles/Lost  -/3 -/1
Penalties/Yards -/36 -/15

 

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Georgia Tech 7 7 7 0 - 21
Missouri 7 0 0 0 - 7


SCORING SUMMARY

MIZZ: Christman 1-yard run (Cunningham kick); GT: Ector 1-yard run (Goree kick); GT: Ison 31-yard run (Goree kick); GT: Wheby 59-yard run (Goree kick)
 
Georgia Tech Head Coach: W.A. Alexander
Missouri Head Coach: Don Faurot