American Football Database
1953 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Tech 0 10 7 7 24
University of Mississippi 7 0 0 0 7
Date January 1, 1953
Season 1952
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Sugar Bowl
 < 1952  1954

The 1953 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the second ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the seventh ranked Ole Miss Rebels. Georgia Tech won the matchup 24-7 to clinch a national championship.

Mississippi scored first on a 4 yard touchdown run from Dillard, as they took a 7-0 first quarter lead. In the second quarter, Georgia Tech scored on a 1 yard Brigma run to tie the game at 7. Rodgers kicked a 25 yard field goal as Georgia Tech went up 10-7 at halftime. In the third quarter, Leon Hardemann scored on a 6 yard touchdown run as Georgia Tech went up 17-7. In the fourth quarter, Rodgers threw a 26 yard touchdown pass to Knox, as Georgia Tech won 24-17.

Leon Hardemann was named Sugar Bowl MVP.


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