The first Bluegrass Bowl
ended up being the only one ever played. The atrocious weather with a kickoff temperature of about 12 degrees Fahrenheit resulted in an estimated crowd of about 7,000 with less than half of that number having actually paid for a ticket. However, the game is still historically notable as it was not only the first bowl game for Florida State University but also the first appearance of Howard Cosell
on ABC who televised the game. The Seminoles did not give any showing of their future glory as they lost the game to the Oklahoma State Cowboys by a score of 15 to 6.