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1949 Salad Bowl
1234 Total
Drake 7700 14
Arizona 0760 13
DateJanuary 1, 1949
StadiumMontgomery Stadium
LocationPhoenix, Arizona
MVPFloyd Miller (Drake)
National anthemMarching Bands
Salad Bowl
 < 1948  1950

The 1949 Salad Bowl was a college football bowl game played between Drake Bulldogs and Arizona Wildcats at Montgomery Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. The game marked the second bowl game for each school. Drake had previously played in the 1946 Raisin Bowl, while Arizona was featured in the 1921 San Diego E-W Christmas Classic. The game was sponsored by Phoenix Kiwanis Club.

The Wildcats out-gained Drake in total yards 355-206; however, the Bulldogs capitalized from three costly Arizona turnovers during the contest.

Game summary

Drake's Frank Metzger scored on a 1-yard run to give the Bulldogs an early 7–0 lead. The second quarter would see the Bulldogs go up 14–0 thanks to a Floyd Miller 20-yard interception return. An Ed Walgast 15-yard run would cut the lead to 14–7 at half. Late in the third quarter, Charlie Hall returned a punt 79-yards for a touchdown, but the ensuing extra point by one of the nation's top kickers Tackett hit the upright, preserving a 14–13 lead. Neither team would score in the four quarter. With time running out Arizona fumbled at the Drake 11-yard line on a potential game-winning drive, allowing Drake to capture a 14–13 victory.[1]

The victory improved Drake's bowl record to 2–0. Arizona fell to 0–2 in bowl games.

Scoring summary

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter


Statistics Drake Arizona
First Downs 9 15
Rushing Yards 119 278
Passing Yards 30 31
Total Offense 149 309
Interceptions 1 2
Punts-Average 9-41.3 4-40.3
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
Penalties-Yards 3-25 4-40

Individual Statistics





  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 28, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)