One week from today, Mississippi State will take on the Rice Owls in the 55th edition of the Liberty Bowl. In the fifth edition of the game -- and the last one played in Philadelphia before the game moved -- Mississippi State took on the North Carolina State Wolfpack after a successful season in 1963. The Bulldogs would go on to win their 3rd ever bowl game 16-13, in a game that our beloved Jack Cristil described as "colder than a pawnbroker's heart".
Here's a look at the game program cover from that game 50 years ago:
I've gotta tell ya, that's one gigantic @$$ baby in a football uniform. And he's getting into his cake, my goodness who gave him the cake? Now we'll never get him down for bed.
[h/t on the game program WCBI]
[Game program picture courtesy of Mississippi State University | msstate.edu]