American Football Database
1955 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Mississippi 0 0 0 0 0
United States Naval Academy 7 0 14 0 21
Date January 1, 1955
Season 1954
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP Joe Gattuso
Sugar Bowl
 < 1954  1956

The 1955 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the 5th ranked Navy Midshipmen and the 6th ranked Ole Miss Rebels.

Running back Joe Gattuso scored on a 3 yard touchdown run as Navy took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. The second quarter had no scoring. In the third quarter, Navy quarterback George Welsh threw a 16 yard touchdown pass to halfback Jack Weaver, as Navy took command with a 14-0 lead. Gattuso scored on a 1 yard touchdown run, his second of the game, as Navy built a 21-0 lead. With no more scoring, Navy held on to win.

Because he had two rushing touchdowns, Joe Gattuso was named Sugar Bowl MVP.


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