Mississippi State 14
Georgetown 7

January 1, 1941 – Orange Bowl Stadium
Special Teams Saves State
Augie Lio thought the Hoyas were victims of Southern officiating in the 1941 game, as Mississippi State won a defensive struggle with Eastern power Georgetown 14-7 to earn its first bowl victory in history.
It was a scoreless game late in the first quarter when Georgetown’s Jim Daniels dropped into his end zone to punt the ball. State’s Hunter Corhern broke through to block the kick and giant Bulldog tackle John Tripson recovered in the endzone for a touchdown.
The Maroons added a second-quarter score and held the Hoyas to just one touchdown in the second half. State was held to only 119 yards of total offense and eight first downs, while Georgetown registered 221 yards of offense.
With MSU leading 7-0, Georgetown’s Julius Koshlap hit Arthur Lenski for 46 yards to the Mississippi State four yard-line. However, the referee called it back when he said Koshlap was not five yards behind the line when he launched the ball, a rule at that time.

First Downs 8 14
Rushing Attempts - -
Rushing Yards 106 125
Passes Attempted 11 23
Passes Completed 5 10
Had Intercepted 0 3
Passing Yards 52 104
Total Offense 158 229
Punts/Avg. 11/36.8 8/28.2
Fumbles/Lost  2/0 1/0
Penalties/Yards 11/71 8/90


Mississippi State 7 7 0 0 - 14
Georgetown 0 0 7 0 - 7

MISS ST: Tripson blocked punt recovery (Dees kick); MISS ST: Jefferson 2-yard run (Burke kick); G’TOWN: Castiglia 2-yard run (Lio kick)
Mississippi State Head Coach: Allyn McKeen
Georgetown Head Coach: Jack Haggerty



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