1962 Sugar Bowl
1234 Total
Alabama 7300 10
Arkansas 0030 3
DateJanuary 1, 1962
StadiumTulane Stadium
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
MVPMike Fracchia
RefereeHarold Matthews (SWC)
(split crew between SWC & SEC)
Sugar Bowl
 < 1961  1963

The 1962 Sugar Bowl featured the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, and the ninth-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks.


See also: 1961 NCAA University Division football season


See also: 1961 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

Alabama entered the contest undefeated and as champions of the SEC.[1]


See also: 1961 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

The Razorback defense held opponents to 62.9 passing yards per game, the third best mark in the nation. The total defense (total yards given up) ranked tenth nationally, yielding only 177.4 ypg. Arkansas had tied for the SWC championship.[1]

Game summary

Alabama scored on a 12-yard Pat Trammell touchdown run, leading 7–0. A 32-yard Davis field goal in the second quarter extended Alabama's lead to 10–0. In the third quarter, Arkansas got on the board following a 23-yard Mickey Cissell field goal. In the end, Alabama's defense proved too much, as they shutout the Razorbacks the rest of the way. Mike Fracchia was named Sugar Bowl MVP.


  1. ^ a b Major Conference Champions. Article. Infoplease.com. Retrieved on February 22, 2009.