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.
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.
|Date Played||Winning Team||Losing Team||Location|
|December 9, 1950||Texas A&M||40||Georgia||20||College Park, Maryland|
- ↑ Foldesy, Jody. "Bowls burgeon as big business", The Washington Times. December 21, 1997. Page A1.