Who Won the Cotton Bowl Classic?

Cotton Bowl Classic

The Cotton Bowl Classic is a college football bowl game that pits the second-choice team of the Big 12 against the third- or fourth-choice team of the SEC. The game was played annually since 1937 at its namesake stadium in Dallas, Texas.

The bowl traditionally hosted the champion of the Southwest Conference prior to its merger into the Big 12. Their opponents varied, but were often second- or third-place teams in Southeastern Conference or major independents.

Year Winner Runner Up
2013 Missouri Tigers Oklahoma State Cowboys 41-31 Details >>
2012 Texas A&M Aggies Oklahoma Sooners 41-13 Details >>
2011 Arkansas Razorbacks Kansas State Wildcats 29-16 Details >>
2010 LSU Tigers Texas A&M Aggies 41-24 Details >>
2009 Mississippi Rebels Oklahoma State Cowboys 21-7 Details >>
2008 Mississippi Rebels Texas Tech Red Raiders 47-34 Details >>
2007 Missouri Tigers Arkansas Razorbacks 38-7 Details >>
2006 Auburn Tigers Nebraska Cornhuskers 17-14 Details >>
2005 Alabama Crimson Tide Texas Tech Red Raiders 13-10 Details >>
2004 Tennessee Volunteers Texas A&M Aggies 38-7 Details >>
2003 Mississippi Rebels Oklahoma State Cowboys 31-28 Details >>
2002 Texas Longhorns LSU Tigers 35-20 Details >>
2001 Oklahoma Sooners Arkansas Razorbacks 10-3 Details >>
2000 Kansas State Wildcats Tennessee Volunteers 35-21 Details >>
1999 Arkansas Razorbacks Texas Longhorns 27-6 Details >>
1998 Texas Longhorns Mississippi State Bulldogs 38-11 Details >>
1997 UCLA Bruins Texas A&M Aggies 29-23 Details >>
1996 BYU Cougars Kansas State Wildcats 19-15 Details >>
1995 Colorado Buffaloes Oregon Ducks 38-6 Details >>
1994 USC Trojans Texas Tech Red Raiders 55-14 Details >>
1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Texas A&M Aggies 24-21 Details >>
1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Texas A&M Aggies 28-3 Details >>
1991 Florida State Seminoles Texas A&M Aggies 10-2 Details >>
1990 Miami Hurricanes Texas Longhorns 46-3 Details >>
1989 Tennessee Volunteers Arkansas Razorbacks 31-27 Details >>
1988 UCLA Bruins Arkansas Razorbacks 17-3 Details >>
1987 Texas A&M Aggies Notre Dame Fighting Irish 35-10 Details >>
1986 Ohio State Buckeyes Texas A&M Aggies 28-12 Details >>
1985 Texas A&M Aggies Auburn Tigers 36-16 Details >>
1984 Boston College Eagles Houston Cougars 45-28 Details >>
1983 Georgia Bulldogs Texas Longhorns 10-9 Details >>
1982 SMU Mustangs Pittsburgh Panthers 7-3 Details >>
1981 Texas Longhorns Alabama Crimson Tide 14-12 Details >>
1980 Alabama Crimson Tide Baylor Bears 30-2 Details >>
1979 Houston Cougars Nebraska Cornhuskers 17-14 Details >>
1978 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Houston Cougars 35-34 Details >>
1977 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Texas Longhorns 38-10 Details >>
1976 Houston Cougars Maryland Terrapins 30-21 Details >>
1975 Arkansas Razorbacks Georgia Bulldogs 31-10 Details >>
1974 Penn State Nittany Lions Baylor Bears 41-20 Details >>
1973 Nebraska Cornhuskers Texas Longhorns 19-3 Details >>
1972 Texas Longhorns Alabama Crimson Tide 17-13 Details >>
1971 Penn State Nittany Lions Texas Longhorns 30-6 Details >>
1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Texas Longhorns 24-11 Details >>
1969 Texas Longhorns Notre Dame Fighting Irish 21-17 Details >>
1968 Texas Longhorns Tennessee Volunteers 36-13 Details >>
1967 Texas A&M Aggies Alabama Crimson Tide 20-16 Details >>
1966 Georgia Bulldogs SMU Mustangs 24-9 Details >>
1965 LSU Tigers Arkansas Razorbacks 14-7 Details >>
1964 Arkansas Razorbacks Nebraska Cornhuskers 10-7 Details >>
1963 Texas Longhorns Navy Midshipmen 28-6 Details >>
1962 LSU Tigers Texas Longhorns 13-0 Details >>
1961 Texas Longhorns Mississippi Rebels 12-7 Details >>
1960 Duke Blue Devils Arkansas Razorbacks 7-6 Details >>
1959 Syracuse Orangemen Texas Longhorns 23-14 Details >>
1958 TIE (TCU & Air Force) 0-0 Details >>
1957 Navy Midshipmen Rice Owls 20-7 Details >>
1956 TCU Horned Frogs Syracuse Orangemen 28-27 Details >>
1955 Mississippi Rebels TCU Horned Frogs 14-13 Details >>
1954 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Arkansas Razorbacks 14-6 Details >>
1953 Rice Owls Alabama Crimson Tide 28-6 Details >>
1952 Texas Longhorns Tennessee Volunteers 16-0 Details >>
1951 Kentucky Wildcats TCU Horned Frogs 20-7 Details >>
1950 Tennessee Volunteers Texas Longhorns 20-14 Details >>
1949 Rice Owls North Carolina Tar Heels 27-13 Details >>
1948 SMU Mustangs Oregon Ducks 21-13 Details >>
1947 TIE (SMU & Penn State) 13-13 Details >>
1946 TIE (LSU & Arkansas) 0-0 Details >>
1945 Texas Longhorns Missouri Tigers 40-27 Details >>
1944 Oklahoma A&M TCU Horned Frogs 34-0 Details >>
TIE (Texas & Randolph Field) 7-7 Details >>
1942 Texas Longhorns Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 14-7 Details >>
1941 Alabama Crimson Tide Texas A&M Aggies 29-21 Details >>
1940 Texas A&M Aggies Fordham Rams 13-12 Details >>
1939 Clemson Tigers Boston College Eagles 6-3 Details >>
1938 Saint Mary's Gaels Texas Tech Red Raiders 20-13