Orange Bowl

1950

Santa Clara 21
Kentucky 12

January 1, 1950 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Longshot Santa Clara Upsets ‘Cats
Underdog Santa Clara scored 14 third-quarter points and withstood the challenge of Kentucky quarterback Babe Parilli to earn a 21-13 win.
 
Kentucky seemed in charge in the opening half, leading 7-0 on a 1-yard Wilbur Jamerson run. Santa Clara punter Hall Haynes contributed on offense scoring the second of two Santa Clara touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 14-7 lead.
 
Kentucky pulled within one, 14-13, in the fourth when Parilli hooked up with Emery Clark on a 52-yard pass play. The Californians gambled on a wide pitch-out to Bernie Vogel as the clock ran down and Vogel took it 16 yards to make the final score 21-13.
 
The game was Bear Bryant and Kentucky's first major bowl appearance. Santa Clara's 3,300-mile, four-day trip by train to Miami marked its only appearance in the Orange Bowl.
 

  SC UK
First Downs 8 18
Rushing Attempts 41 60
Rushing Yards 144 184
Passes Attempted 12 11
Passes Completed 3 6
Had Intercepted 1 2
Passing Yards 79 122
Total Offense 223 306
Punts/Avg. 7/41.2 9/38.9
Fumbles/Lost  2/2 1/1
Penalties/Yards 4/30 4/23

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Santa Clara 0 0 14 7 - 21
Kentucky 0 7 0 6 - 13

   
SCORING SUMMARY
UK: Jamerson 2-yard run (Brooks kick); SC: Pasco 2-yard run (Vargas kick); SC: Haynes 2-yard run (Vargas kick); UK: Clark 52-yard pass from Parilli (kick failed); SC: Vogel 16-yard run (Vargas kick)
 
Santa Clara Head Coach: Len Casanova
Kentucky Head Coach: Paul “Bear” Bryant