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Sugar Week in New Orleans
December 23, 1968
Most people think that a football game, even one held on New Year's Day, should be, well, a football game. Oh, go ahead: hold a parade, puff up some balloons, vote for a bowl queen—but then let's get serious. This purposeful attitude just won't do for the fun-loving folk of New Orleans, however. They like their sport to last a week and their bowl of sugar to be nine parts confectionery to only one part lumps and bruises. And so, from the French Quarter (left) to the posh Garden District, and right out to the playing field, Louisiana's famed old city is a swinging place.
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December 23, 1968

Sugar Week In New Orleans

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Generally light—the heaviest man is 216—the Arkansas defense gave up 347 yards a game, including 16 touchdown passes. Yet that seemingly porous crew forced 42 ball turnovers—22 fumbles and 20 interceptions.

The Razorbacks' only loss came against Texas and would not seem significant except that Texas is a great deal like Georgia. Neither team makes the kind of mistakes Arkansas likes to take advantage of. Thus, despite Frank Broyles's knack for coming on with strong teams late in the season, it would figure that Georgia love will conquer Arkansas confidence in New Orleans.

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