Orange Bowl

1949

Texas 41
Georgia 28

January 1, 1949 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Late TDs Key Longhorn Win
The Texas Longhorns came out on top in this high-scoring affair and the lead changed hands six times before Coach Blair Cherry's squad handed Georgia a 41-28 setback.
 
At the time, the combined 69 points set an Orange Bowl record.
 
The Bulldogs held a 28-27 lead early in the fourth before Texas, led by Tom Landry, moved from its own 31 to the Georgia 2. Halfback Randall Clay scored the go-ahead touchdown.
 
Landry rushed for 117 yards and scored the second Texas touchdown on a 14-yard run. After stopping a Georgia drive, the Longhorns tacked on an insurance score for the 41-28 final margin. Johnny Rauch stood out in defeat for Georgia, completing 11-of-17 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown.
 

  TEXAS UGA
First Downs 19 9
Rushing Attempts 57 30
Rushing Yards 332 56
Passes Attempted 10 17
Passes Completed 5 11
Had Intercepted 2 2
Passing Yards 70 161
Total Offense 402 217
Punts/Avg. 5/40.0 5/41.0
Fumbles/Lost  2/1 1/1
Penalties/Yards 5/55 6/50

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Texas 13 7 7 14 - 41
Georgia 7 7 7 7 - 28

SCORING SUMMARY

UGA: Bodine 71-yard interception return (Geri kick); TEXAS: Borneman 4-yard run (Clay kick); TEXAS: Landry 14-yard run (kick failed); UGA: Geri 1-yard run (Geri kick); TEXAS: Samuels 21-yard run (Clay kick); TEXAS: Proctor 24-yard pass from Campbell (Clay kick); UGA: Geri 6-yard run (Geri kick); UGA: Walston 37-yard pass from Rauch (Geri kick); TEXAS: Clay 2-yard run (Clay kick); TEXAS: Clay 4-yard run (Clay kick)
 
Texas Head Coach: Blair Cherry
Georgia Head Coach: Wallace Butts