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The Presidential Cup Game (also known as the Presidential Cup Bowl) was a postseason American college football bowl game played at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland, on December 9, 1950 between Texas A&M University and University of Georgia.[1]

Entering the gameEdit

The Aggies, coached by Harry Stiteler, entered the contest with a 6-4 record. A&M had posted victories over Nevada, Texas Tech, VMI, TCU, Arkansas, and SMU; while dropping contests against Oklahoma, Baylor, Rice, and Texas. The game was A&M's first post-season appearance since a 19-14 defeat at the hands of LSU in the 1944 Orange Bowl. Having posted records of 0-9-1 and 1-8-1 in his first two seasons in College Station, the 1950 season marked a huge turn-around for Stiteler's program. The victory over Georgia, however, was to mark the end of his tenure at A&M.

Meanwhile in Athens, Coach Wally Butts' Bulldogs had scratched out a 6-2-3 record. The Red & Black enjoyed victories over Maryland, Mississippi State, Boston College, Florida, Auburn, and Furman; fought to ties with Saint Mary's, North Carolina, and LSU; and lost 14-7 against Alabama, and 7-0 to Georgia Tech. The trip to College Park was Georgia's 7th bowl venture, and would be UGA's first December bowl outing.

Game resultEdit

Date Played Winning Team Losing Team Location
December 9, 1950 Texas A&M 40 Georgia 20 College Park, Maryland

See alsoEdit

List of college bowl games

ReferencesEdit

  1. Foldesy, Jody. "Bowls burgeon as big business", The Washington Times. December 21, 1997. Page A1.
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