1975 Tangerine Bowl
1234 Total
Miami 7733 20
South Carolina 0070 7
DateDecember 20, 1975
StadiumTangerine Bowl
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPRob Carpenter, Miami (offensive)[1]
Jeff Kelly, Miami (defensive)[1]
Tangerine Bowl
 < 1974  1976

The 1975 Tangerine Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 20, 1975, at the Tangerine Bowl stadium in Orlando, Florida. The game featured the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Miami Redskins (located in Oxford, Ohio and now nicknamed the RedHawks).


Miami had won their third straight Mid-American Conference (MAC) title, accumulating a record of 31–1–1 over three seasons. As for South Carolina, this was their first bowl game since the 1969 Peach Bowl.

Game summary

Miami scored two touchdowns in the first half, for a 14–0 lead at halftime. South Carolina got no closer than 17–7 in the third quarter, with Miami adding one more field goal in the fourth quarter, for a 20–7 final score. Miami tailback Rob Carpenter rushed for 120 yards on 29 carries and was named the game's outstanding offensive player, while his teammate Jeff Kelly was named outstanding defensive player.[1][3]

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP MU SC
1 0:05 5 42 MU Rob Carpenter 5-yard touchdown run, Fred Johnson kick good 7 0
2 9:-- MU Rob Carpenter 1-yard touchdown run, Fred Johnson kick good 14 0
3 1:41 MU 47-yard field goal by Fred Johnson 17 0
3 73 SC Tom Amrein 3-yard touchdown run, Bobby Marino kick good 17 7
4 5:02 MU 33-yard field goal by Fred Johnson 20 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 20 7



Miami's next bowl appearance was the 1986 California Bowl, and they have not returned to the Citrus Bowl since this game. South Carolina's next bowl appearance was the 1979 Hall of Fame Classic. More than fifteen years later they returned to the Citrus Bowl, which had changed names and was the 2012 Capital One Bowl.


Statistics[4] Miami South Carolina
First Downs 19 17
Rushing Yards 238 56
Passes Attempted 13 29
Passes Completed 10 18
Passes Intercepted 1 1
Passing Yards 137 228
Penalties-Yards 5-35 3-24
Punts-Average 4-35.8 6-44.8
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0


  1. ^ a b c MacDonald, Jim (December 21, 1975). "PANDEMONIUM!". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 18, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b Vaughn, Steve (December 21, 1975). "Tangerine Scene Again Miami's. 20-7". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 18, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2017-01-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)