The scholarships are made possible in part by a $100,000 contribution from the E.
The 1944 Classic was the most unique in Cotton Bowl history. It's the only time a military installation has played in the Classic, and it matched the nation's best aerial attack - Randolph Field - against the country's top defense - Texas.
Before enlisting in the armed forces, Dobbs was a legend at the University of Tulsa, where he led the Golden Hurricane to a 10-1 season in 1942 and a No.
Rote earned All-American honors in 1950 before being selected in the first round by the New York Giants in 1951. He finished his SMU career as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 2,049 yards.
The 1949 Classic matched SMU against an Oregon squad led by quarterback Norm Van Brocklin. Rote led the Mustangs with 93 yards rushing.
Scovell scholarships are open to all North Texas high school graduates with strong leadership qualities, high personal character, demonstrated financial need and a connection to sports who continue their education in the State of Texas or at a Big 12 Conference or Southeastern Conference university Ð the two conferences associated with the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic.
After four seasons as head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, Devine took over at Notre Dame in 1975, replacing Ara Parseghian. In just his third season as head coach, Devine led the Irish to a national title.
Going into the 1978 Cotton Bowl, Texas had a strong hold on the the No. 1 ranking with an unblemished record. When it came time to tender bowl invitations, fifth-ranked Notre Dame, without hesitation, turned down all others to come to Dallas with the avowed intention of beating the Longhorns and propelling themselves to yet another national championship.
Marino quarterbacked the Panthers from 1979-82, including a trip to the 1983 Cotton Bowl Classic. Pittsburgh fell to the SMU Mustangs 7-3.
Sisemore anchored the Longhorn offensive line from the 1970-72 seasons. He helped lead Texas to three Cotton Bowl trips from 1971-1973.
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The name Byron Raymond White will forever be associated with the SBC Cotton Bowl. A celebrated college and professional athlete, White was poetry in motion. So gifted, he was dubbed in the media as “Whizzer” White, a nickname he quickly grew to detest.
When questioned about the spelling of his pet name, White’s associates were instructed to reply “B-Y-R-O-N.
With a sellout, the bowl’s projected payout also will increase by a half million dollars over previous years to $3 million per team. This increase makes the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic the second highest paying bowl outside of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).
Ewing becomes the CBAA’s 33rd Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Fred McClure as the bowl's CEO. McClure will remain on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chairman.
“They threw a lot of offense at us, with the two-headed quarterback [Zac Clark and Matt Jones] that we’d heard about for a month,” Sooner Coach Bob Stoops said after Oklahoma’s first ever SBC Cotton Bowl Classic appearance.
The nine sacks by Oklahoma tied the record set in 1991 by Miami against Texas.
Nate Hybl’s 24 completions for the Sooners surpassed the previous record of 21 held by Navy’s Roger Staubach (1964) and BYU’s Steve Sarkisian (1997). His 32 attempts ties him for fourth place.
The 50 yards of total offense by Arkansas was the third-fewest yards of total offense in history. Only Tennessee (32 yards vs. Texas in 1953) and Arkansas (42 yards vs.
On Oklahoma’s defense: “Obviously, they’re very, very talented, very fast. They gave us a lot of problems today. They’re so fast that they would get us behind the count. It’s really hard to call a good game when you’re behind in the count like that. You’ve got to give them a lot of credit. There were just no weaknesses.”
“We made mention before we knew that they were going to be one of the finest defenses that we’ve played.
(On OU defense)
“Just amazing. To keep someone to 13 yards passing, I don’t care who you’re playing. To complete two footballs in a college football game today. They threw a lot of offense at us, the two-headed quarterback we’ve heard about for a month.
Defensively (we) may have outperformed what (we) did a year ago. To play two bowl games the last two years, against two very good teams, and keep them out of the end zone, is hard to do.
Oklahoma--#3 Josh Norman , #63 Frank Romero
Arkansas--#55 Carlos Hall, #57 Kenny Sandlin, #66 La’Zerius White, #94 Curt Davis
Attendance: 72, 955 was the most since the 1992 (73,728) Cotton Bowl.
Outstanding Offensive Player: Quentin Griffin, University of Oklahoma
Outstanding Defensive Player: Roy Williams, University of Oklahoma
The 2002 SBC Cotton Bowl has the distinction of having the earliest start time in Cotton Bowl history.