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Cotton Bowl

Games: 78 (1937-2014)

First Game: January 1, 1937 (Texas Christian 16, Marquette 6)
Last Game: January 3, 2014 (Missouri vs. Oklahoma State)

Most Points: 55 (Southern California in 1995)
Fewest Points: 0 (7 times)
Largest Margin: +43 (Miami (FL) over Texas in 1991)

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77 Games

Year Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Attendance MVP Sponsor
2012 Jan 4, 2013 Fri Texas A&M 41 Oklahoma 13 87,025 QB Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
DB Dustin Harris (Texas A&M)
AT&T
2011 Jan 6, 2012 Fri Arkansas 29 Kansas State 16 80,956 QB Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)
DL Jake Bequette (Arkansas)
AT&T
2010 Jan 7, 2011 Fri Louisiana State 41 Texas A&M 24 83,514 WR Terrence Toliver (Louisiana State)
DB Tyrann Mathieu (Louisiana State)
AT&T
2009 Jan 2, 2010 Sat Mississippi 21 Oklahoma State 7 77,928 WR Dexter McCluster (Mississippi)
LB Andre Sexton (Oklahoma State)
AT&T
2008 Jan 2, 2009 Fri Mississippi 47 Texas Tech 34 88,175 WR Dexter McCluster (Mississippi)
DB Marshay Green (Mississippi)
AT&T
2007 Jan 1, 2008 Tue Missouri 38 Arkansas 7 73,114 RB Tony Temple (Missouri)
DB William Moore (Missouri)
AT&T
2006 Jan 1, 2007 Mon Auburn 17 Nebraska 14 66,777 WR Courtney Taylor (Auburn)
LB Will Herring (Auburn)
AT&T
2005 Jan 2, 2006 Mon Alabama 13 Texas Tech 10 74,222 QB Brodie Croyle (Alabama)
LB DeMeco Ryans (Alabama)
SBC Communications
2004 Jan 1, 2005 Sat Tennessee 38 Texas A&M 7 75,704 QB Rick Clausen (Tennessee)
DL Justin Harrell (Tennessee)
SBC Communications
2003 Jan 2, 2004 Fri Mississippi 31 Oklahoma State 28 73,928 QB Eli Manning (Mississippi)
DL Josh Cooper (Mississippi)
SBC Communications
2002 Jan 1, 2003 Wed Texas 35 Louisiana State 20 70,817 WR Roy Williams (Texas)
DL Cory Redding (Texas)
SBC Communications
2001 Jan 1, 2002 Tue Oklahoma 10 Arkansas 3 72,955 RB Quentin Griffin (Oklahoma)
DB Roy Williams (Oklahoma)
SBC Communications
2000 Jan 1, 2001 Mon Kansas State 35 Tennessee 21 63,465 QB Jonathan Beasley (Kansas State)
DL Chris L. Johnson (Kansas State)
SBC Communications
1999 Jan 1, 2000 Sat Arkansas 27 Texas 6 72,723 RB Cedric Cobbs (Arkansas)
LB D.J. Cooper (Arkansas)
Southwestern Bell
1998 Jan 1, 1999 Fri Texas 38 Mississippi State 11 72,611 RB Ricky Williams (Texas)
LB Aaron Babino (Texas)
Southwestern Bell
1997 Jan 1, 1998 Thu UCLA 29 Texas A&M 23 59,215 QB Cade McNown (UCLA)
LB Dat Nguyen (Texas A&M)
Southwestern Bell
1996 Jan 1, 1997 Wed Brigham Young 19 Kansas State 15 71,928 QB Steve Sarkisian (Brigham Young)
WR Kevin Lockett (Kansas State)
Southwestern Bell
1995 Jan 1, 1996 Mon Colorado 38 Oregon 6 58,214 RB Herchell Troutman (Colorado)
DB Marcus Washington (Colorado)
Mobil
1994 Jan 2, 1995 Mon Southern California 55 Texas Tech 14 70,218 WR Keyshawn Johnson (Southern California)
DB John Herpin (Southern California)
Mobil
1993 Jan 1, 1994 Sat Notre Dame 24 Texas A&M 21 69,855 RB Lee Becton (Notre Dame)
LB Antonio Shorter (Texas A&M)
Mobil
1992 Jan 1, 1993 Fri Notre Dame 28 Texas A&M 3 71,615 QB Rick Mirer (Notre Dame)
DL Devon McDonald (Notre Dame)
Mobil
1991 Jan 1, 1992 Wed Florida State 10 Texas A&M 2 73,728 RB Sean Jackson (Florida State)
DB Chris Crooms (Texas A&M)
Mobil
1990 Jan 1, 1991 Tue Miami (FL) 46 Texas 3 73,521 QB Craig Erickson (Miami (FL))
DL Russell Maryland (Miami (FL))
Mobil
1989 Jan 1, 1990 Mon Tennessee 31 Arkansas 27 74,358 DB Carl Pickens (Tennessee)
RB Chuck Webb (Tennessee)
Mobil
1988 Jan 2, 1989 Mon UCLA 17 Arkansas 3 74,304 QB Troy Aikman (UCLA)
LB LaSalle Harper (Arkansas)
Mobil
1987 Jan 1, 1988 Fri Texas A&M 35 Notre Dame 10 73,006 LB Adam Bob (Texas A&M)
QB Bucky Richardson (Texas A&M)
1986 Jan 1, 1987 Thu Ohio State 28 Texas A&M 12 74,188 LB Chris Spielman (Ohio State)
RB Roger Vick (Texas A&M)
1985 Jan 1, 1986 Wed Texas A&M 36 Auburn 16 73,137 DB Domingo Bryant (Texas A&M)
RB Bo Jackson (Auburn)
1984 Jan 1, 1985 Tue Boston College 45 Houston 28 56,522 LB Bill Romanowski (Boston College)
RB Steve Strachan (Boston College)
1983 Jan 2, 1984 Mon Georgia 10 Texas 9 67,891 QB John Lastinger (Georgia)
LB Jeff Leiding (Texas)
1982 Jan 1, 1983 Sat Southern Methodist 7 Pittsburgh 3 60,359 DB Wes Hopkins (Southern Methodist)
QB Lance McIlhenny (Southern Methodist)
1981 Jan 1, 1982 Fri Texas 14 Alabama 12 73,243 QB Robert Brewer (Texas)
LB Robbie Jones (Alabama)
1980 Jan 1, 1981 Thu Alabama 30 Baylor 2 74,281 DL Warren Lyles (Alabama)
RB Major Ogilvie (Alabama)
1979 Jan 1, 1980 Tue Houston 17 Nebraska 14 72,032 QB Terry Elston (Houston)
LB David Hodge (Houston)
1978 Jan 1, 1979 Mon Notre Dame 35 Houston 34 32,500 QB Joe Montana (Notre Dame)
LB David Hodge (Houston)
1977 Jan 2, 1978 Mon Notre Dame 38 Texas 10 76,601 RB Vagas Ferguson (Notre Dame)
LB Bob Golic (Notre Dame)
1976 Jan 1, 1977 Sat Houston 30 Maryland 21 54,500 RB Alois Blackwell (Houston)
DB Mark Mohr (Houston)
1975 Jan 1, 1976 Thu Arkansas 31 Georgia 10 74,500 RB Ike Forte (Arkansas)
LB Hal McAfee (Arkansas)
1974 Jan 1, 1975 Wed Penn State 41 Baylor 20 67,500 QB Tom Shuman (Penn State)
DB Ken Quesenberry (Baylor)
1973 Jan 1, 1974 Tue Nebraska 19 Texas 3 67,500 RB Tony Davis (Nebraska)
LB Wade Johnson (Texas)
1972 Jan 1, 1973 Mon Texas 17 Alabama 13 72,000 LB Randy Braband (Texas)
QB Alan Lowry (Texas)
1971 Jan 1, 1972 Sat Penn State 30 Texas 6 72,000 DL Bruce Bannon (Penn State)
RB Lydell Mitchell (Penn State)
1970 Jan 1, 1971 Fri Notre Dame 24 Texas 11 72,000 DB Clarence Ellis (Notre Dame)
QB Eddie Phillips (Texas)
1969 Jan 1, 1970 Thu Texas 21 Notre Dame 17 73,000 RB Steve Worster (Texas)
LB Bob Olson (Notre Dame)
1968 Jan 1, 1969 Wed Texas 36 Tennessee 13 72,000 LB Tom Campbell (Texas)
QB James Street (Texas)
1967 Jan 1, 1968 Mon Texas A&M 20 Alabama 16 75,504 DL Grady Allen (Texas A&M)
LB Bill Hobbs (Texas A&M)
1966 Dec 31, 1966 Sat Georgia 24 Southern Methodist 9 75,400 RB Kent Lawrence (Georgia)
OL George Patton (Georgia)
1965 Jan 1, 1966 Sat Louisiana State 14 Arkansas 7 76,200 RB Joe Labruzzo (Louisiana State)
OL David McCormick (Louisiana State)
1964 Jan 1, 1965 Fri Arkansas 10 Nebraska 7 75,504 LB Ronnie Caveness (Arkansas)
QB Fred Marshall (Arkansas)
1963 Jan 1, 1964 Wed Texas 28 Navy 6 75,504 OL Scott Appleton (Texas)
QB Duke Carlisle (Texas)
1962 Jan 1, 1963 Tue Louisiana State 13 Texas 0 75,504 QB Lynn Amedee (Louisiana State)
OL Johnny Treadwell (Texas)
1961 Jan 1, 1962 Mon Texas 12 Mississippi 7 75,504 QB Mike Cotten (Texas)
E Bob Moses (Texas)
1960 Jan 2, 1961 Mon Duke 7 Arkansas 6 74,000 OL Dwight Bumgarner (Duke)
RB Lance Alworth (Arkansas)
1959 Jan 1, 1960 Fri Syracuse 23 Texas 14 75,504 RB Ernie Davis (Syracuse)
OL Maurice Doke (Texas)
1958 Jan 1, 1959 Thu Air Force 0 Texas Christian 0 75,504 OL Dave Phillips (Air Force)
RB Jack Spikes (Texas Christian)
1957 Jan 1, 1958 Wed Navy 20 Rice 7 75,504 QB Tom Forrestal (Navy)
OL Tony Stremic (Navy)
1956 Jan 1, 1957 Tue Texas Christian 28 Syracuse 27 68,000 OL Norman Hamilton (Texas Christian)
RB Jim Brown (Syracuse)
1955 Jan 2, 1956 Mon Mississippi 14 Texas Christian 13 75,504 OL Buddy Alliston (Mississippi)
QB Eagle Day (Mississippi)
1954 Jan 1, 1955 Sat Georgia Tech 14 Arkansas 6 75,504 RB George Humphreys (Georgia Tech)
OL Bud Brooks (Arkansas)
1953 Jan 1, 1954 Fri Rice 28 Alabama 6 75,504 OL Richard Chapman (Rice)
RB Dickey Maegle (Rice)
1952 Jan 1, 1953 Thu Texas 16 Tennessee 0 75,504 RB Richard Ochoa (Texas)
LB Bob Griesbach (Tennessee)
1951 Jan 1, 1952 Tue Kentucky 20 Texas Christian 7 75,347 RB Emery Clark (Kentucky)
RB Keith Flowers (Texas Christian)
1950 Jan 1, 1951 Mon Tennessee 20 Texas 14 75,349 RB Andy Kozar (Tennessee)
OL Bud McFadin (Texas)
1949 Jan 2, 1950 Mon Rice 27 North Carolina 13 75,347 RB Billy Burkhalter (Rice)
E James Williams (Rice)
1948 Jan 1, 1949 Sat Southern Methodist 21 Oregon 13 69,000 RB Kyle Rote (Southern Methodist)
QB Norm Van Brocklin (Oregon)
1947 Jan 1, 1948 Thu Penn State 13 Southern Methodist 13 43,000 OL Steve Suhey (Penn State)
RB Doak Walker (Southern Methodist)
1946 Jan 1, 1947 Wed Louisiana State 0 Arkansas 0 38,000 E Alton Baldwin (Arkansas)
QB Y.A. Tittle (Louisiana State)
1945 Jan 1, 1946 Tue Texas 40 Missouri 27 45,000 E Hub Bechtol (Texas)
OL Jim Kekeris (Missouri)
1944 Jan 1, 1945 Mon Oklahoma State 34 Texas Christian 0 37,000 E Neill Armstrong (Oklahoma State)
DL Ralph Foster (Oklahoma State)
1943 Jan 1, 1944 Sat Texas 7 Randolph Field 7 32,000 OL Martin Ruby (Randolph Field)
E Joe Parker (Texas)
1942 Jan 1, 1943 Fri Texas 14 Georgia Tech 7 36,000 OL Jack Freeman (Texas)
E Jack Marshall (Georgia Tech)
1941 Jan 1, 1942 Thu Alabama 29 Texas A&M 21 38,000 RB Jimmy Nelson (Alabama)
OL Martin Ruby (Texas A&M)
1940 Jan 1, 1941 Wed Texas A&M 13 Fordham 12 45,500 OL Charles Henke (Texas A&M)
OL Joe Ungerer (Fordham)
1939 Jan 1, 1940 Mon Clemson 6 Boston College 3 20,000 B Banks McFadden (Clemson)
1938 Jan 2, 1939 Mon Saint Mary's (CA) 20 Texas Tech 13 40,000 OL Jerry Dowd (Saint Mary's (CA))
RB Elmer Tarbox (Texas Tech)
1937 Jan 1, 1938 Sat Rice 28 Colorado 14 37,000 RB Ernie Lain (Rice)
QB Byron White (Colorado)
1936 Jan 1, 1937 Fri Texas Christian 16 Marquette 6 17,000 OL Ki Aldrich (Texas Christian)
QB Sammy Baugh (Texas Christian)