American Football Database
1943 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Tennessee 0 6 2 6 14
University of Tulsa 0 7 0 0 7
Date January 1, 1943
Season 1942
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance 70,000[1]
Sugar Bowl
 < 1942  1944

The 1943 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the fourth ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane, and the seventh ranked Tennessee Volunteers.

Tulsa took a 7–0 lead on a nine-yard touchdown pass from Glenn Dobbs to Cal Purdin in the second quarter. Tennessee scored on a three-yard run by Gold, but the extra point missed leaving the score 7–6. In the third quarter, Tennessee blocked a Tulsa punt out of the end zone for a safety, giving them an 8–7 advantage. And in the fourth quarter, a one-yard Fulson run made the final score 14–7.


  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. p. 33. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
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