Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UMass plays in the Tangerine Bowl--December 12th, 1964

In 1964 the Minutemen played East Carolina in the only bowl game UMass has ever played in.

The Tangerine Bowl started in 1947 and lasted until 1982.

The Minutemen, featuring players like Bob Gogick and Jerry Whelchel took a 13-0 lead before giving up two touchdowns to East Carolina.

A very kind blog reader has sent me the UMass Daily Collegian's pregame coverage of the game. Special thanks to him for supplying some important UMass football historical information. I'll add the images to the "UMass historical scans" portion of the blog.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

UMass actually played in an other bowl game.
Boardwalk Bowl
W 35–14
December 9, 1972 1972 UC Davis Atlantic City Convention Center Atlantic City Dick MacPherson

Anonymous said...

Thanks for checking in Dick. Would love to see you join the gridiron club, maybe that would encourage your former players to come back. Hopefully they don't wait until it's too late.

Anonymous said...

UMASS also played in the Pioneer Bowl against Florida A&M in 1978 Coached by Bob Pickett

Anonymous said...

UMASS also played in the Pioneer Bowl against Florida A&M in Wichita Falls Texas in 1978.
Bob Pickett was my coach there.