American Football Database
1947 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Georgia 0 0 13 7 20
University of North Carolina 0 7 3 0 10
Date January 1, 1947
Season 1946
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance 73,300[1]
Sugar Bowl
 < 1946  1948

The 1947 Sugar Bowl was played between the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and the ninth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. Georgia won 20–10.

In the second quarter, North Carolina scored on a four-yard Walt Pupa touchdown run to take a 7–0 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Georgia scored on a 4-yard touchdown run by John Rauch to tie the game at 7. North Carolina's Fox kicked a 27-yard field goal as North Carolina led 10–7. Georgia scored on a 67-yard touchdown pass from Charley Trippi to Dan Edwards to take a 13–10 lead. In the fourth quarter, Rauch scored on a 13-yard touchdown to seal the Georgia victory 20–10.


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