American Football Database
1959 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana State University 0 0 7 0 7
Clemson University 0 0 0 0 0
Date January 1, 1959
Season 1958
Stadium Tulane Stadium
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Sugar Bowl
 < 1958  1960

The 1959 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the top ranked LSU Tigers, and the 12th ranked Clemson Tigers. This game was one of the classic Sugar Bowl games, as LSU won its first ever national championship.

LSU's first score came in the third quarter, as heisman trophy winner Billy Cannon threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to Mickey Mangham as LSU got the go ahead 7-0 score. The defenses from either team would not allow any more points, as LSU won the game. Billy Cannon was named Sugar Bowl MVP, adding to his accolades.


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