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Greatest on the Gridiron: ’66 Temple vs. ’64 Temple

It’s Temple vs. Temple in this 3 vs. 6 matchup in The Vicksburg Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament’s Flashes Region.

Coached by Hylon Adams, the 1964 Buccaneers helped start the school’s dynasty but came up just short in their quest for a championship. They finished 11-1 after losing to Hattiesburg Rowan on a last-minute touchdown in the Negro Big 8 championship game.

(3) 1966 Temple vs. (6) 1964 Temple

  • 1966 Temple (87%, 55 Votes)
  • 1964 Temple (13%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 63

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Two years later, with future Jackson State coaching legend W.C. Gorden calling the shots and a new cast of players that included quarterback William Triplett, Temple went a perfect 11-0 for its first undefeated season. Triplett had more than 20 career touchdowns passes.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured sports reporters in the paper's 137-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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