|1947 Orange Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 1947|
|Favorite||Rice by 6|
The 1947 Orange Bowl was a postseason football game featuring the Tennessee Volunteers and the Rice Owls. It was won by Rice on the strength of a first quarter touchdown and a safety on a bad snap during a Tennessee quick kick. Rice outgained Tennessee 246-145 and both teams combined for 9 turnovers.
The pageantry surrounding the game consisted of a halftime show in which over 10,000 balloons were released and an appearance by Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Howard McCrum Snyder. Eisenhower's group also consisted of his former Aide-de-camp Charles Craig Cannon and Coral Gables Mayor Tom Mayes. Eisenhower claimed publicly to be taking no sides, but was close friends with Tennessee coach General Robert R. Neyland.
- Rice, Grantland (1 Jan 1947). "'Orange and Rose Too Toughest to Pick' Says Rice". The Miami News: 4B. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XzkuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=itUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6157,175279&dq=orange+bowl&hl=en. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Cavendish, Henry (2 Jan 1947). "36,152 Thrilled Here By Orange Bowl Show". The Miami News: 33. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YDkuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=itUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1901,614230&dq=orange+bowl&hl=en. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "Rice Turns Back Tennessee in Orange Bowl Game 8-0". The Palm Beach Post: 9. 2 Jan 1947. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_wsjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Hc0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=2658,91706&dq=orange+bowl&hl=en.