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  • Snead, Ole Miss down Texas Tech in Cotton Bowl

    01/02/2009 5:22:03 PM PST · by Cedar · 13 replies · 455+ views
    Ole Miss isn't just the team that handed Florida its only loss. These Rebels are seriously on the rise. Behind Jevan Snead's passing, Dexter McCluster's squirming runs and some big returns by Marshay Green, No. 25 Mississippi overcame an early deficit and beat No. 7 Texas Tech 47-34 Friday in the final Cotton Bowl played in the stadium of the same name. The Red Raiders (11-2) converted a pair of early turnovers into a 14-0 lead, but Snead led the Rebels to touchdowns on their next three drives, followed by a go-ahead field goal shortly before halftime. Once Green returned...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Football Facts ~ 8 November 2007

    11/07/2007 5:56:01 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 731 replies · 461+ views
    November 7, 2007 | The Coach
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. FOOTBALL FACTS Thanks for joining us once again as we look at some football facts. This time we’ll look at "From a regional to a National sport. From 1930-1958" In the early 1930s, the college game continued to grow, particularly in the south, bolstered by fierce rivalries such as the "Third Saturday in October"—a rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee. While prior to the mid-1920s most national powers came from...
  • Cotton Bowl Board Votes to Move Game to New Cowboys Stadium

    02/27/2007 3:32:28 PM PST · by COEXERJ145 · 39 replies · 441+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 27, 2007 | Matt Curry
    DALLAS — Hoping to get the Cotton Bowl back on college football's national stage, the board that oversees the game voted Tuesday to move it to the new Dallas Cowboys stadium starting in 2010. Cotton Bowl Athletic Association Chairman Bruce Gadd declined to reveal details of the contract with the Cowboys but said it will last more than a decade. "This is one of the most important decisions in the 71-year history of the AT&T Cotton Bowl," Gadd said in a statement. "Moving the Classic preserves the Classic's legacy and, at the same time, secures its future as one of...
  • Breaking down 100 years of Texas-Oklahoma

    10/06/2006 3:10:35 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 36 replies · 766+ views
    Statesman.com ^ | October 06, 2006 | John Bridges
    With 100 Texas-Oklahoma games in the history books, it's time to draw a few conclusions about the Red River shootout (we still find "Red River Rivalry" to be a mouthful). First, Texas will win Saturday 16.5 to 15.7. OK, that's not a real score, but it is the historical average for points scored in this game. In all, the Longhorns have won 56 of the first 100 Texas-Oklahoma games. OU lays claim to 39, and five were tied. For years, the game was known for its close outcomes. Forty-nine games have been decided by nine points or fewer. The 1996...
  • Things are looking up at the Cotton Bowl

    10/05/2006 8:31:27 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 11 replies · 549+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 2, 2006 | BRIAN DAVIS
    Godzillatron will soon have a new rival. Texas and Oklahoma fans be warned. After walking past the Chevy truck display, the World's Largest Traveling Candy Store and Granny's Funnel Cakes, you can't miss the newest attraction at the State Fair. A massive video board, measuring 83 feet wide and 57 feet tall, is being erected over the Cotton Bowl's south end zone. The video board and a new state-of-the-art sound system are part of the $20 million earmarked for stadium upgrades. Texas and Oklahoma agreed to a contract in May that keeps the series at the Cotton Bowl through 2010.
  • Despite explosion, no security changes for OU-Texas

    10/06/2005 5:51:28 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 98 replies · 1,756+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 05 Oct 2005 | AP
    DALLAS -- Confident that a thorough security plan for the Cotton Bowl was developed before a deadly explosion outside the University of Oklahoma's football stadium last week, authorities said no drastic new safeguards will be made for Saturday's game between Texas and Oklahoma. But authorities warned that security personnel around the Cotton Bowl will be more alert in response to the blast, which investigators say was caused when explosives attached to a student's body detonated within 100 yards of where more than 80,000 fans were gathered inside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. "That's one of things we drilled into the heads of...
  • 'List-eater' riles up Texas A&M fans

    12/23/2004 1:44:08 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 25 replies · 1,591+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 12/21/2004 | Foxsports.com
    Texas A&M students started camping out to buy tickets for this year's SBC Cotton Bowl on Sunday. The matchup features the Aggies taking on Tennessee in Dallas on New Year's Day. According to Fox News, there's one student who wasn't generating much holiday cheer. Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m., an unnamed woman strode past sleeping fans and took her place at the front of the line. When the dozing students awoke and protested, the woman grabbed the sign-up list of students, some of whom had been waiting for days, and ate it. "The piece of paper doesn't justify a spot...
  • Cotton Bowl benchmark moment won't rest(50th anniversary of Lewis tackling Maegle from bench)

    01/01/2004 9:04:14 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 9 replies · 389+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/1/04 | RICK ALONZO
    Fifty years later, Tommy Lewis remained afraid of being booed. Lewis is best remembered as the Alabama player who came off the sideline to tackle Rice's Dicky Maegle in the 1954 Cotton Bowl. Even today, as Mississippi and Oklahoma State prepare to meet in Friday's SBC Cotton Bowl Classic, that act is remembered as the most famous play in Cotton Bowl history and one of the most bizarre events in any sport. Maegle has enjoyed a lifetime of fame because of the play – an instant conversation piece. Lewis has suffered lifelong grief and embarrassment. Only this fall did Lewis...