1937 Orange Bowl
3rd Orange Bowl
1234 Total
Duquesne 0706 13
Mississippi State 6600 12
DateJanuary 1, 1937
StadiumMiami Field
LocationMiami, Florida
RefereeTom Thorp
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS Radio
AnnouncersTed Husing
Orange Bowl
 < 1936  1938

The 1937 Orange Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Mississippi State Maroons and Duquesne Dukes.


A 5th-place finish in the Southeastern Conference was an upturn from 9th for the Maroons, in their first official bowl game (not counting the 1912 Bacardi Bowl). This was technically Duquesne's first bowl game, as their previous "postseason" bowl game was the 1933 Festival of Palms Bowl, also held in Miami.

Game summary

Ike Pickle scored first on a touchdown run to give the Maroons a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Boyd Brumbaugh gave the Dukes a lead in the second quarter on his touchdown run, but Pee Wee Armstrong's pass to Fred Walters for a 40-yard touchdown made it 12-7 at halftime. Brumbaugh threw a 72-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Ernest Hefferle that proved to be the margin of victory as the Maroons' two missed extra points doomed the team.[1]


The Maroons returned to the Orange Bowl four years later. Duquesne has not played in a bowl game since.


Statistics Duquesne Mississippi State
First downs 14 12
Rushing yards 199 111
Passing yards 110 159
Total yards 309 270
Interceptions 4 0
Punts–average 9–24.7 6–43.0
Fumbles 0 0
Penalties–yards 1–5 1–5


  1. ^ "The 1930s | Orange Bowl".