This halftime show from the 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic between the Texas A & M Aggies verses the Auburn Tigers…..was not only a game that featured the spectacular Heisman Trophy winning running back “Bo Knows Football” Jackson…..but also was the celebration for the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic….as this halftime also provided a “50 Year History” of the Cotton Bowl…..while being narrated by legendary sportscaster Lindsey Nelson…..who had called 26 of the 50 games played during the tenure of the great college football bowl game.
Just a few of the indelible years and memories from the 50 years of the Cotton Bowl include:
1937 – TCU’s QB Sammy Baugh leading the Horned Frogs to a 16 – 6 victory over Marquette University
1940 – Clemson Coach Frank Howard leading his Tigers to the Cotton Bowl for the only time in his long 38 years career
1943 – Texas University beats Georgia 14 – 7 in their 1st of 22 appearances in the Cotton Bowl
1954 – Rice University’s running back Dickey Moegle being tackled by Alabama bench sitter Tommy Lewis after breaking free down the sideline on his way to a touchdown.
1957 – TCU defeating Syracuse University and their star running back Jim Brown, who rushed for 135 yards, scored three touchdowns and kicked three extra points….but lost to the Horned Frogs
1964 – Texas beats Navy and their Heisman Trophy winning QB Roger Staubach
1970 – Texas defeats Notre Dame 21 – 17 to win the NCAA College Football Championship
1979 – QB Joe Montana leads Notre Dame to a huge victory over University of Houston after trailing 34 – 12 in the 4th quarter.
1984 – Texas loses to Georgia by a score of 10 – 9 to lose the National Championship after going undefeated during the regular season.