2014 COTTON BOWL GAME INFO:
Date: January 3, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Teams: Big 12 vs. SEC
2013 Cotton Bowl Game Recap:
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel led the Aggies on a Cotton Bowl record setting game against the Sooners. Manziel finished with a record setting 516 total yards and four touchdowns as A&M dismantled their old conference rivals 41-13.
COTTON BOWL GAME EXPERIENCE:
Location: Arlington, Texas
Venue: Cowboys Stadium
Previous Names: Mobil Cotton Bowl Classic, the Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic, the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic.
Recent Cotton Bowl Games:
The Cotton Bowl is one of the most historic bowl games in the history of college bowl games. The Cotton Bowl classic has been played for more than 70 years. Up until 2009 this legendary bowl game was played at the Cotton Bowl stadium in the Fairpark area of Dallas, Texas. From the 2010 game on the Cotton Bowl will be played in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (a suburb of Dallas). The stadium in Arlington will insure the Cotton Bowl is being played at one of the nicest venues in sports. Capacity for the Cotton Bowl will be 70k plus, with the potential to expand to near 100k.
The history of the Cotton Bowl classic is long and distinguished. From the very first game, in 1937 between TCU and Marquette, the Cotton Bowl has been full of action. And the Cotton Bowl has also played an important role in helping to shape college football's landscape. In 1964, an undefeated Texas squad beat Roger Staubach's #2 Navy team to claim their first National Championship. The Longhorns again won a National Championship in 1970 when they defeated a Notre Dame team led by Joe Theismann. But the Fighting Irish got revenge on the Longhorns when Joe Montana led them to a 38-10 victory, and a National Championship, in the 1978 game.
During its long history many great players have played in the Cotton Bowl. From Sammy Baugh, of TCU, in the 30's, to Y.A. Tittle (LSU) and Doak Walker (SMU) in the late 1940's, to Jim Brown (Syracuse) in 1957. And a number of Heisman Trophy winners have walked on to the Cotton Bowl field in Dallas. Heisman winners Bo Jackson (Auburn), Ricky Williams (Texas), Doug Flutie (Boston College) and Tim Brown (Notre Dame) all made their mark at the Cotton Bowl. So buy Cotton Bowl Tickets to witness the grandeur of this great bowl game in one of the best football stadiums in the world!
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