Navy vs. Ole Miss, 1955 Sugar Bowl

The Nashville Tennessean just went for it: NAVY HUMILIATES REBELS, 21-0. The Midshipmen went for it on their first fourth down, which just happened to the game’s fourth play from scrimmage. They made it. It set the tone. Ole Miss passed midfield just once before the fourth quarter and earned the rare-ish distinction of losing…

Duke vs. SMU, 1956

The Blue Devils beat the Mustangs 14-6 in Durham on Oct. 13, 1956. The program has another great Murray Olderman comic, this one of Duke receiver Buddy Bass. And the obligatory Lucky Strikes ad isn’t just of a dude with a helmet or of a cheerleader’s megaphone turned into a nicotine cornucopia, but actually has…

Illinois vs. Stanford, 1952 Rose Bowl

The Fighting Illini crushed Stanford on New Year’s Day 1952.  Keep scrolling for a classic College Kids Love Chesterfields cigarette centerfold and some great videos of the game (the second has Illinois players reminiscing about the victory). You can read the AP writeup, and see some photos from the game, here.

Auburn vs. Florida, 1955

The Tigers blanked the Gators 13-0 at home in Cliff Hare Stadium on Oct. 1., 1955—a victory Auburn fans apparently deem worthy of framing. Great cover, nice Chesterfield Cigarettes centerfold (those suckers were made with AccuRay).

Navy vs. Notre Dame, 1954

The cover features a sailor serenading a leprechaun with a sea shanty or something, which the leprechaun looks like he’s enjoying… appropriately as it’d turn out: The Irish shutout Navy 6-0 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. There’s a Naval Aviators ad on the back cover and a Lucky Strike roster centerfold, our first on the…