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Posted Dec 26, 2007


2008 AT&T Cotton Bowl Profiles, History, Best Bowl Moments & More

Missouri (11-2) vs. Arkansas (8-4)

Jan. 1st, 11:30 a.m. ET, Fox

Cotton Bowl History
2007 Auburn 17, Nebraska 14
2006 Alabama 13, Texas Tech 10
2005 Tennessee 38, Texas A&M 7
2004 Mississippi 31, Oklahoma St 28
2003 Texas 35, LSU 20
2002 Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3
2001 Kansas State 35, Tennessee 21
2000 Arkansas 27, Texas 6
1999 Texas 38, Mississippi St. 11
1998 UCLA 29, Texas A&M 23
1997 BYU 19, Kansas St. 15
1996 Colorado 38, Oregon 6
1995 USC 55, Texas Tech 14
1994 Notre Dame 24, Texas A&M 21
1993 Notre Dame 28, Texas A&M 3
1992 Florida St. 10, Texas A&M 2
1991 Miami, Fla 46, Texas 3
1990 Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27
1989 UCLA 17, Arkansas 3
1988 Texas A&M 35, Notre Dame 10
1987 Ohio St. 28, Texas A&M 12
1986 Texas A&M 36, Auburn 16
1985 Boston College 45, Houston 28
1984 Georgia 10, Texas 9
1983 SMU 7, Pittsburgh 3
1982 Texas 14, Alabama 12
1981 Alabama 30, Baylor 2
1980 Houston 17, Nebraska 14
1979 Notre Dame 35, Houston 34
1978 Notre Dame 38, Texas 10
1977 Houston 30, Maryland 21
1976 Arkansas 31, Georgia 10
1975 Penn St. 41, Baylor 20
1974 Nebraska 19, Texas 3
1973 Texas 17, Alabama 13
1972 Penn St. 30, Texas 6
1971 Notre Dame 24, Texas 11
1970 Texas 21, Notre Dame 17
1969 Texas 36, Tennessee 13
1968 Texas A&M 20, Alabama 16
1967 Georgia 24, SMU 9
1966 LSU 14, Arkansas 7
1965 Arkansas 10, Nebraska 7
1964 Texas 28, Navy 6
1963 LSU 13, Texas 0
1962 Texas 12, Mississippi 7
1961 Duke 7, Arkansas 6
1960 Syracuse 23, Texas 14
1959 Air Force 0, TCU 0
1958 Navy 20, Rice 7
1957 TCU 28, Syracuse 27
1956 Mississippi 14, TCU 13
1955 Georgia Tech 14, Arkansas 6
1954 Rice 28, Alabama 6
1953 Texas 16, Tennessee 0
1952 Kentucky 20, TCU 7
1951 Tennessee 20, Texas 14
1950 Rice 27, North Carolina 13
1949 SMU 21, Oregon 13
1948 Penn St. 13, SMU 13
1947 Arkansas 0, LSU 0
1946 Texas 40, Missouri 27
1945 Oklahoma St. 34, TCU 0
1944 Randolph Field 7, Texas 7
1943 Texas 14, Georgia Tech 7
1942 Alabama 29, Texas A&M 21
1941 Texas A&M 13, Fordham 12
1940 Clemson 6, Boston College 3
1939 St. Marys 20, Texas Tech 13
1938 Rice 28, Colorado 14
1937 TCU 16, Marquette 6

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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Tiger Bowl Moment: The 2005 comeback win over South Carolina in the Independence Bowl was nice, but Missouri’s biggest bowl conquests reside deep in the past, nine New Year’s Day bowl games before 1971 and not one until now.  A 21-14 defeat of Navy in the 1961 Orange Bowl ended a seven-game bowl losing streak, propelling the Tigers to No. 5 in the AP Poll and capping the best season in school history.  In the win, the Mizzou D held Heisman winner Joe Bellino to just four yards on the ground.

Best Razorback Bowl Moment: The Hogs have been victorious in just 11 of 35 bowl appearances, and only twice in the last two decades.  One of their sweetest wins came in the 1978 Orange Bowl against heavily- favored and second-ranked Oklahoma.  Arkansas got a bowl-record 205 yards rushing and 52 yards receiving from third-string tailback Roland Sales, cruising to a 31-6 win over the Sooners.  Sales was pressed into action when the team’s top two backs were suspended for the game.

Missouri's best win ... Missouri 36 ... Kansas 28
Missouri got out to a 28-7 lead after three quarters and held on for dear life as Kansas scored 21 points in the fourth quarter only to see the comeback attempt fall short after not getting the onside kick after a five-yard Marcus Henry touchdown catch with 2:03 to play, and a last-gasp drive getting stopped on the first play with Missouri's Loren Williams sacking Todd Reesing to end the drama and win the Big 12 North title. Chase Daniel was brilliant with three touchdown passes, and Jimmy Williams ran for a one-yard score for a 21-0 Tiger lead. KU moved the ball, but two missed Scott Webb field goals and two interceptions killed first half drives. Mizzou outgained Kansas 519 yards to 391.
Player of the game: Missouri QB Chase Daniel completed 40 of 49 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns
Stat Leaders: Kansas - Passing: Todd Reesing, 28-49, 349 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Brandon McAnderson, 14-41, 1 TD. Receiving: Dexton Fields, 8-116, 1 TD
Missouri - Passing: Chase Daniel, 40-49, 361 yds, 3 TD
Rushing:
Tony Temple, 22-98. Receiving:
Jeremy Maclin, 10-69

Missouri's worst performance ... Big 12 Championship, Oklahoma 38 ... Missouri 17
Oklahoma opened up a tight game with a dominant second half outscoring the Tigers 24-3. San Bradford threw two second half touchdown passes with a five-yard scoring toss to Jermaine Gresham coming off a Curtis Lofton interception to open things up. Allen Patrick ran for a four-yard score and Chris Brown added two second quarter scores. Missouri made it interesting at the end of the first half with a four-yard Chase Daniel touchdown run with 14 seconds to play, and a tie going into the locker room, on a reverse pass to Martin Rucker. The two teams combined for 20 penalties for 206 yards.
Player of the game: Oklahoma LB Curtis Lofton made nine tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, and an interception.
Stat Leaders: Oklahoma - Passing: Sam Bradford, 18-26, 209 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Allen Patrick, 13-88, 1 TD. Receiving: Joe Jon Finley, 5-34, 1 TD
Missouri - Passing: Chase Daniel, 23-39, 219 yds, 1 INT
Rushing:
Jeremy Maclin, 4-40. Receiving: Jeremy Maclin, 8-69


Arkansas' best win ...
Arkansas 50 ... LSU 48 3OT
In the third overtime, Arkansas scored first on a three-yard Peyton Hillis touchdown run with Felix Jones taking it in for the two-point conversion. LSU answered with a nine-yard Brandon LaFell touchdown catch, but the two-point conversion attempt was picked off by
Matterral Richardson to seal the win for the Hogs and ruin LSU's national title dreams. Darren McFadden ran for touchdowns from 16, 73 and nine yards out, and threw a 24-yard touchdown to Hillis, who also ran for a 65-yard touchdown and caught a ten-yard scoring pass in the first overtime. The Tigers had to fight just to get to overtime with Demetrius Boyd catching a two-yard touchdown pass with 57 seconds to play. LSU scored first on a 12-yard Matt Flynn run, but Arkansas answered with a Hillis's ten-yard catch. McFadden's nine-yard scamper gave the Hogs the lead, but Hester helped tie it up with a two-yard run. Arkansas finished with 385 rushing yards and 513 yards of total offense to LSU's 413 yards.
Player of the game: Arkansas RB Darren McFadden ran 32 times for 206 yards and three touchdowns, and completed three of six passes for 34 yards and a score
Stat Leaders: LSU - Passing: Matt Flynn, 22-47, 209 yds, 3 TD
Rushing: Jacob Hester, 28-126, 2 TD. Receiving: Early Doucet, 7-52
Arkansas - Passing: Casey Dick, 10-18, 94 yds, 1 TD
Rushing:
Darren McFadden, 32-206, 3 TD. Receiving: Peyton Hillis, 5-62, 2 TD


Arkansas' worst performance ...
Tennessee 34 ... Arkansas 13
Tennessee held Arkansas to 127 rushing yards and took command of the game from the start with a 16-yard Austin Rogers touchdown catch on the opening drive. The Vols got up 20-3 at the end of the first half helped by two Daniel Lincoln field goals and a 14-yard Josh Briscoe touchdown catch with ten seconds left in the half, and then they put it away on their opening drive of the second half on a 59-yard Arian Foster touchdown run. Arkansas finally got into the end zone midway through the fourth quarter on a nine-yard Michael Smith run to pull within 14, and got the ball back with a chance to make things interesting, but Jerod Mayo picked off a Casey Dick pass and took it 34 yards for a score. Arkansas committed 12 penalties for 61 yards, while Tennessee committed just three for 25.
Player of the game: Tennessee LB Jerod Mayo made nine tackles and returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdowns.
Stat Leaders: Tennessee - Passing: Erik Ainge, 12-25, 128 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Arian Foster, 13-83, 1 TD. Receiving: Austin Rogers, 6-62, 1 TD
Arkansas - Passing: Casey Dick, 12-22, 140 yds, 2 INT
Rushing:
Darren McFadden, 22-117. Receiving: Marcus Monk, 3-26


2007 Cotton Bowl
Auburn 17 ... Nebraska 14

Auburn managed just 178 total yards and did absolutely nothing in the first half, but scored on a Carl Stewart nine-yard catch and a one-yard run converting off a fumbled fake punt attempt and an interception return deep into Husker territory. Nebraska dominated the first half getting a 13-yard Nate Swift touchdown catch and a 20-yard Brandon Jackson scoring run, but was shut out in the second with the passing game struggling to get moving. Auburn's offense wasn't much better, but it did just enough to get a 42-yard John Vaughn field goal. The Huskers had a chance late, but chose to go for it on fourth and 11 instead of a long field goal. Zac Taylor's pass went out of bounds, and Auburn had the game in hand.
Player of the game ... Auburn CB David Irons made three tackles, one tackle for loss, and broke up one pass that led to the early interception. He also did a great job of putting the clamps down on the Husker receivers.
Stat Leaders: Auburn - Passing: Brandon Cox, 10-21, 111 yds
Rushing: Kenny Irons, 24-72  Receiving: Courtney Taylor, 6-70
Nebraska - Passing: Zac Taylor, 14-25, 126 yds, 1, TD, 1 INT
Rushing:
Marlon Lucky, 25-88  Receiving:
Marlon Lucky, 6-67


Arkansas Bowl History (11-21-3)
2007 Capital One Wisconsin 17, Arkansas 14
2003 Independence Arkansas 27, Missouri 14
2002 Music City Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14
2001 Cotton Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3
2000 Las Vegas UNLV 31, Arkansas 14
1999 Cotton Arkansas 27, Texas 6
1998 Citrus Michigan 45, Arkansas 31
1995 Carquest North Carolina 20, Arkansas 10
1991 Independence Georgia 24, Arkansas 15
1989 Cotton Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27
1988 Cotton UCLA 17, Arkansas 3
1987 Liberty Georgia 20, Arkansas 17
1986 Orange Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8
1985 Holiday Arkansas 18, Arizona State 17
1984 Liberty Auburn 21, Arkansas 15
1982 Bluebonnet Arkansas 28, Florida 24
1981 Gator North Carolina 31, Arkansas 27
1980 Hall of Fame Arkansas 34, Tulane 15
1979 Sugar Alabama 24, Arkansas 9
1978 Fiesta Arkansas 10, UCLA 10
1977 Orange Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6
1975 Cotton Arkansas 31, Georgia 10
1971 Liberty Tennessee 14, Arkansas 13
1969 Sugar Mississippi 27, Arkansas 22
1968 Sugar Arkansas 16, Georgia 2
1965 Cotton LSU 14, Arkansas 7
1964 Cotton Nebraska 10, Arkansas 7
1962 Sugar Mississippi 17, Arkansas 13
1961 Sugar Alabama 10, Arkansas 3
1960 Cotton Duke 7, Arkansas 6
1959 Gator Arkansas 14, Georgia Tech 7
1954 Cotton Georgia Tech 14, Arkansas 6
1947 Dixie Arkansas 21, William & Mary 19
1946 Cotton LSU 0, Arkansas 0
1934 Dixie Arkansas 7, Centenary (La.) 7
Missouri Bowl History (11-13)
2006 Sun Oregon State 39, Missouri 38
2005 Independence Missouri 38, South Carolina 31
2003 Independence Arkansas 27, Missouri 14
1998 Insight.com Missouri 34, West Virginia 31
1997 Holiday Colorado State 35, Missouri 24
1983 Holiday BYU 21, Missouri 17
1981 Tangerine Missouri 19, Southern Miss 17
1980 Liberty Purdue 28, Missouri 25
1979 Hall of Fame Missouri 24, South Carolina 14
1978 Liberty Missouri 20, LSU 15
1973 Sun Missouri 34, Auburn 17
1972 Fiesta Arizona State 49, Missouri 35
1969 Orange Penn State 10, Missouri 3
1968 Gator Missouri 35, Alabama 10
1965 Sugar Missouri 20, Florida 18
1962 Bluebonnet Missouri 14, Georgia Tech 10
1960 Orange Missouri 21, Navy 14
1959 Orange Georgia 14, Missouri 10
1949 Gator Maryland 20, Missouri 7
1948 Gator Clemson 24, Missouri 23
1945 Cotton Texas 40, Missouri 27
1941 Sugar Fordam 2, Missouri 0
1939 Orange Georgia Tech 21, Missouri 7
1924 Christmas Festival USC 20, Missouri 7