1934 Dixie Classic

The 1934 Dixie Classic was a post-season college football bowl game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Centenary Gentlemen. Arkansas and Centenary tied the game, 7-7. The 1934 edition was the final Dixie Classic, which was a precursor to the current post-season game in Fair Park, the Cotton Bowl Classic.

1934 Dixie Classic
1234 Total
Arkansas 0700 7
Centenary 0700 7
DateJanuary 1, 1934
StadiumFair Park
LocationDallas, Texas


The game was similar to the meeting at the end of 1932, when the two squads tied, 0-0, in Shreveport. Centenary came in unbeaten at 8-0-3, tying three straight games to LSU, Texas, and TCU.[1] The team would disband after the 1941 season.[2] The Hogs entered at 7-3, with losses at LSU, Rice, and Tulsa. Arkansas would remain a Division I program, and achieve over 30 bowl games.

Game summary

The first quarter passed without scoring, before the Razorbacks lit up the scoreboard first, a Tom Murphy pass to Elvin Geiser, who then added the extra point. Centenary back Harold Olsin would haul in a pass from Manning Smith to cut the Hog lead to 7-6. The extra point by Chester Weidman was missed, which would've given Arkansas the win, but offside was called against the Razorbacks, and a retry resulted in a completed extra point. Arkansas would attempt a 14-yard field goal to win the game in the fourth quarter, but Geiser was wide right. The game ended in a tie.


  1. "1933 Centenary." ShrpSports.1933 Centenary football team. Retrieved on December 29, 2008.
  2. "Centenary Football History." ShrpSports.Seasons/Results. Retrieved on December 29, 2008.
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