1947 Gator Bowl Recap
Oklahoma 34, NC State 13
The Wolfpack’s first bowl experience was not a pleasant one, as a powerful Oklahoma squad rolled to a 34-13 Gator Bowl victory over State.
The Sooners broke out to an early lead when they scored in the first two minutes of the contest. However, the Pack charged back to tie the score on a 58-yard pass from Howard Turner to Al Phillips.
The two teams were tied 7-7 at the close of the first period, but Oklahoma reeled off 20 unanswered points in the second quarter to end the Pack’s hopes.
State did come out of the locker room after halftime with an impressive drive. Coach Beattie Feathers’ squad took the ball on a time-consuming, 67-yard march that ended with an eight-yard touchdown run by Les Palmer.
The NC State touchdown brought the Pack to within 27-13, but State could get no closer. Oklahoma, led by the versatile Charlie Sarratt, scored again in the final period to give the Sooners a 34-13 triumph.
OU Inman 11 blocked punt return (Canale kick)