1947 Tangerine Bowl
1234 Total
Catawba 01876 31
Maryville 0006 6
DateJanuary 1, 1947
StadiumGreater Orlando Stadium[1]
LocationOrlando, Florida
Tangerine Bowl

The 1947 Tangerine Bowl was an American college football bowl game played after the 1946 season, on January 1, 1947, at Greater Orlando Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The game was the inaugural playing of the Tangerine Bowl, now known as the Citrus Bowl, and saw the Catawba Indians defeat the Maryville Scots, 31–6.

Game summary

Program cover for 1947 game
Program cover for 1947 game

The first quarter of the game saw no scoring, while the second quarter saw Catawba find the end zone three times (11-yard pass, 6-yard rush, and a 35-yard interception return), though all three extra point attempts failed and the game went to halftime 18–0 Catawba.

Catawba found the end zone again in the third quarter, on a 10-yard rush. The third quarter ended 25–0.

The fourth quarter saw Catawba find the end zone one last time, on a 20-yard pass. Maryville scored for the first time in the game. Both extra point attempts failed, and the game finished 31–6 to Catawba.


  1. ^ "Maryville, Catawba Tangle at Orlando". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. AP. December 2, 1946. Retrieved March 8, 2017 – via newspapers.com.