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The Refrigerator Bowl

What was the Refrigerator Bowl and what year did Kent State play in it? 

According to, the Refrigerator Bowl was a college football bowl game played from 1948 until 1956 in Evansville, Indiana. Evansville at the time was known as the "refrigerator capitol of the United States.”

Kent made its post-season bowl debut at the Refrigerator Bowl on December 6, 1954, against the University of Delaware. Although Kent, led by Lou Mariano’s elusive running, had the most potent offense in the nation that season, it lost 19-7 to college football’s top passing team, quarterbacked by All-American Don Miller.

Source: A Book of Memories 


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