THE SBC COTTON BOWL CLASSIC REMEMBERS GLENN DOBBSGlenn Dobbs, who quarterbacked Randolph Field to a 7-7 tie against Texas in the 1944 SBC Cotton Bowl, passed away on Tuesday night at his home in Tulsa. He was 82.
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. 4 national ranking. The trip to the '44 Classic was Dobbs third straight bowl appearance.
Corporal Dobbs connected with Leslie Tex Aulds on a 16-yard stike in the first quarter for the games first touchdown. Texas responded in the second quarter on a 35-yard pass from Ralph Ellsworth to George McCall. Defense ruled the day. In the end, the game finished in a tie as both teams combined for only 260 total net yards. Despite the lack of scoring, Dobbs was named as one of the Oustanding Players of the Game.