|1962 Orange Bowl|
|28th Orange Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 1962|
|Favorite||LSU by 13 points|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Curt Gowdy, Paul Christman|
The 1962 Orange Bowl was the 28th edition of the college football bowl game, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, on Monday, January 1. Part of the 1961–62 bowl game season, the fourth-ranked LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) defeated the #7 Colorado Buffaloes of the Big Eight Conference, 25–7.
The game kicked off at 1 pm and was played in a drizzle, the first rain at an Orange Bowl.
- LSU - FG-Wendell Harris 30 yds; 3–0 LSU
- LSU - Safety-punt blocked out of end zone; 5–0 LSU
- Colo - TD-Loren Schweninger 59-yard interception return (Hillebrand kick); 5–7 Colorado
- LSU - TD-Charles Cranford 1-yard run (2-point conversion failed); 11–7 LSU
- LSU - TD-Jimmy Field 9-yard run (Harris kick); 18–7 LSU
- LSU - TD-Gene Sykes recovered blocked punt in end zone (Harris kick); 25–7 LSU
- No scoring
It was the final game for both head coaches: Colorado's Sonny Grandelius was fired in March in the wake of numerous NCAA rule violations, and Paul Dietzel left for Army, then returned to LSU as athletic director in 1978.
The next season, Colorado won just two games under interim head coach Bud Davis, who was succeeded by Eddie Crowder in January 1963. The program's next appearance in a major bowl was after the 1976 season, also in the Orange.
- "Bowl tilts usher in New Year". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. January 1, 1962. p. 42.
- Hoobing, Bob (January 1, 1962). "LSU favored in Orange Bowl tilt". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. p. 60.
- "LSU wallops Colorado, 25-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 2, 1962. p. 3B.
- Taylor, Charles E. (January 2, 1962). "LSU is 25-7 winner". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). UPI. p. 9.
- "LSU spanks Colorado in Orange Bowl". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. January 2, 1963. p. 14.
- Segreti, James (January 1, 1962). "Three L.S.U. Squads Face 1 of Colorado". Chicago Tribune. p. 4F. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- "Colorado fires football coach". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 18, 1962. p. 4B.
- "Regents fire Buff's coach Grandelius". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 18, 1962. p. 1, sports.
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