Ephemera


NAIA Champion Bowl Ticket

Era
East Texas State University
Acquisition
Gift
Creator
NAIA
Dimensions
2.5 x 4.25 inches
Decade
1970s

Ticket to the NAIA Champion Bowl game, held at Memorial Stadium in Commerce, Texas on December 9, 1972. East Texas State football team defeated Carson-Newman College 21-18 to win their first and only NAIA national title. The 1972 team, a two-loss LSC champion, considered by some to be the greatest in the program’s history, was led by star defensive end Harvey Martin, who would later win a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys.