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Refrigerator Bowl (defunct)
Stadium Arad McCutchan Stadium
Location Evansville, Indiana

The Refrigerator Bowl was a college football bowl game played annually from 1948 until 1956 in Evansville, Indiana. The game was named for the local refrigerator production. With 3800 units a day being manufactured, Evansville at the time was known as the "refrigerator capital of the United States".[1]

Game resultsEdit

Date played Winning team Losing team Notes
December 4, 1948 Evansville Purple Aces 13 Missouri Valley College Vikings 7 [2][3]
December 3, 1949 Evansville Purple Aces 22 Hillsdale College Chargers 7 [4][5]
December 2, 1950 Abilene Christian College Wildcats 14 Gustavus Adolphus College Golden Gusties 7 [6]
December 2, 1951 Arkansas State College Indians 46 Camp Breckinridge Cadets 12 [7]
December 7, 1952 Western Kentucky State College Hilltoppers 34 Arkansas State College Indians 19 [8][9]
December 6, 1953 Sam Houston State Teachers College Bearkats 14 College of Idaho Coyotes 12 [10]
December 5, 1954 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens 19 Kent State Golden Flashes 7 [11][12]
December 4, 1955 Jacksonville State Teachers College Gamecocks 12 Rhode Island Rams 10 [13]
December 1, 1956 Sam Houston State Teachers College Bearkats 27 Middle Tennessee State College Blue Raiders 13 [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://local.evcpl.lib.in.us/views/viewimage.asp?ID=43052
  2. http://www.moval.edu/aboutmvc/press/2006/FootballHoF.pdf
  3. "Missouri Valley's Streak Of 41 Grid Wins Snapped". The Hartford Courant. 1948-12-05.
  4. Evansville Athletics - Football
  5. "EVANSVILLE ON TOP, 22-7; Pins First Defeat on Hillsdale in Refrigerator Bowl". The New York Times. 1949-12-04.
  6. Athletic Hall of Fame - Gustavus Adolphus College
  7. "Arkansas State Wins Refrigerator Bowl". The Washington Post. 1951-12-03.
  8. Western Kentucky University Official Sports Site
  9. "REFRIGERATOR BOWL GAME WON BY W. KENTUCKY". Chicago Daily Tribune. 1952-12-08.
  10. ‘Yote Notes – Aug
  11. BuckeyeXtra - The Columbus Dispatch : Former Buckeye helped rebuild Kent State program
  12. "DELAWARE BEATS KENT STATE, 19-7; Wins in Refrigerator Bowl as Zaiser Scores Twice in Fourth Period". The New York Times. 1954-12-06.
  13. "Rhode Island Loses Refrigerator Bowl Duel To Jacksonville, Ala., State, 12-10". The Hartford Courant. 1955-12-05.
  14. ESPN - Middle Tennessee bowl history - College Football
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