1967 Tangerine Bowl
1234 Total
West Chester 0800 8
Tennessee–Martin 9907 25
DateDecember 16, 1967
Season1967
StadiumTangerine Bowl
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPErrol Hook, Tennessee–Martin (offensive)[1]
Gordon Lambert, Tennessee–Martin (defensive)[1]
Attendance5500[2]
Tangerine Bowl
 < 1966  1968

The 1967 Tangerine Bowl was an NCAA College Division game following the 1967 season, between West Chester and Tennessee–Martin.[3] The most valuable players were defensive end Gordon Lambert and quarterback Errol Hook, both of Tennessee–Martin.[1]

Background

The game was one of four regional finals in the College Division, the predecessor of Division II; the other three postseason games were the Pecan Bowl (also played on December 16), along with the Grantland Rice and Camellia bowls (both played on December 9).

Notable participants

Tennessee–Martin's Lambert, and West Chester quarterback Jim Haynie, were selected in the 1968 NFL/AFL Draft. Tennessee–Martin defensive end Julian Nunamaker was selected in the 1969 NFL/AFL Draft. Multiple members of the Tennessee–Martin team — including Lambert, Hook, Nunamaker, quarterback Allan Cox, kicker Lee Mayo, left tackle Gary Doble, and head coach Bob Carroll — are inductees of the university's hall of fame.[4] West Chester quarterback Jim Haynie, offensive end Don Wilkinson, running back Paul Dunkleberger, and head coach Bob Mitten are inductees of their university's hall of fame.[5]

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP WC UTM
1 9:44 UTM Jim Wiggins 2-yard touchdown run, Lee Mayo kick good 0 7
1 8:54 UTM Jim Haynie tackled in end zone for a safety by Gordon Lambert 0 9
2 12:52 WC Paul Dunkleberger 74-yard punt return, 2-point pass good (Don Wilkinson from Jim Haynie) 8 9
2 1 20 UTM Gary Capers 20-yard touchdown reception from Allan Cox, Lee Mayo kick good 8 16
2 UTM Jim Haynie tackled in end zone for a safety by Gordon Lambert 8 18
4 UTM Errol Hook 4-yard touchdown run, Lee Mayo kick good 8 25
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 8 25

[2][6]

Statistics

Program cover for 1967 game
Program cover for 1967 game
Statistics[2] West Chester Tennessee–Martin
First Downs 14 20
Rushing Yards 17 145
Passes Attempted 35 32
Passes Completed 18 12
Passes Intercepted by 2 1
Passing Yards 169 169
Yards Penalized 96 88
Punts-Average 10-35 7-42
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Return Yardage 300 87

References

  1. ^ a b c "Gatorade No, Lemonade Si". Orlando Sentinel. December 17, 1967. Retrieved March 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c "Tennessee Martin Wins Tangerine Bowl Battle". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. AP. December 17, 1967. Retrieved March 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Tennessee-Martin Game by Game Results". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame". utm.edu. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame". wcupagoldenrams.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  6. ^ Buchalter, Bill (December 17, 1967). "Tangerine Bowl Proves A Tennessee Waltz". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.