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Posted Dec 19, 2008


Player profiles, team history, the breakout players, the best bowl moments and more for the 2009 Cotton Bowl.

Cotton Bowl History
2008 Missouri 38, Arkansas 7
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

2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Histories & Profiles

Texas Tech (11-1) vs. Ole Miss (8-4)

 
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By Richard Cirminiello

Best Rebel Bowl Moment: Under legendary head coach Johnny Vaught, Ole Miss made a habit out of playing in big bowl games in the 1950s and 1960s. The most memorable was a 21-0 thumping of LSU in the 1960 Sugar Bowl that avenged a loss to the Tigers during the regular season. The 10-1 Rebels notched their eighth shutout of the season and outgained their SEC rival 363-74.
 
Best Red Raider Bowl Moment: Over the years, the bowl season has been anything but festive for Tech.  Covering 31 games since 1938, it’s lost 19 times and played in January just three times over the last half century. The 1953 squad was a rare exception. That explosive 11-1 team blew out Auburn 35-13 in a historic 1954 Gator Bowl. The game marked the first time Tech was broadcast on television and gave birth to the Masked Rider as a fabled school tradition. 

The Last Time You'll See ...

Ole Miss:
DT Peria Jerry. You could argue that no defensive tackle in the country was more disruptive than Jerry. And you’d have a good point. Routinely unblockable throughout the year, he leads the SEC with 17 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, and wasn’t even dressed for the opener. At 6-2 and 290 pounds, he explodes off the snap and plays with an energy level that’s often too much for opposing blockers to match.
 
Texas Tech: WR Michael Crabtree. Crabtree was NFL-ready a year ago. Besides soaking in more of the college experience, he’s got little to gain by returning to Lubbock in 2009. In arguably the best two-year stretch ever by a wide receiver, Crabtree has obliterated opposing secondaries for 227 catches for 3,097 yards and 40 touchdowns, while winning back-to-back Biletnikoff Awards.
 
Breakout Player ...

Ole Miss
: QB Jevan Snead. Snead’s anonymity on a national level has a short shelf life. By this time next year, he could be one of the hottest quarterbacks in the country. After a slow start, he caught fire, throwing 13 touchdown passes and just two picks in the Rebels’ final five games. More important, he’s helped lead the program to an 8-4 record that’s included road wins over Florida and LSU. For much of the nation, the Cotton Bowl will be a first chance to get a really good look at Snead’s rising stardom.
 
Texas Tech
: WR Tramain Swindall. In all likelihood, the Red Raiders will be looking to replace two of this year’s top three receivers, Michael Crabtree and Eric Morris, in 2009. Swindall has shown in his redshirt season that he’ll be capable of filling some of the void. A fluid, 6-3 and 175-pound athlete, he’s already caught 42 passes for 528 yards and two touchdowns, while getting a better grasp of Mike Leach’s system.


Ole Miss Bowl History (19-12)
2004 Cotton Ole Miss 31, Oklahoma St 28
2002 Indep. Ole Miss 27, Nebraska 23
2000 Music City West Virginia 49 Ole Miss 38
1999 Indep. Ole Miss 27, Oklahoma 25
1998 Indep. Ole Miss 35, Texas Tech 18
1997 Motor City Ole Miss 34, Marshall 31
1992 Liberty Ole Miss 13,
Air Force 0
1990 Gator Michigan 35,
Ole Miss  3
1989 Liberty Ole Miss 42,
Air Force 29
1986 Indep. Ole Miss 20, Texas Tech 17
1983 Indep. Air Force 9,
Ole Miss 3
1971 Peach Ole Miss 41, Georgia Tech 18
1970 Gator Auburn 35,
Ole Miss 28
1969 Sugar Ole Miss 27, Arkansas 22
1968 Liberty Ole Miss 34, Virginia Tech 17
1967 Sun UTEP 14,
Ole Miss 7
1966 Blueb. Texas 19,
Ole Miss 0
1965 Liberty Ole Miss 13, Auburn 7
1964 Blueb. Tulsa 14,
Ole Miss  7
1963 Sugar Alabama 12,
Ole Miss 7
1962 Sugar Ole Miss 17, Arkansas 13
1961 Cotton Texas 12,
Ole Miss  7
1960 Sugar Ole Miss 14,
Rice 6
1959 Sugar Ole Miss 21,
LSU 0
1958 Gator Ole Miss 7, Florida 3
1957 Sugar Ole Miss 39, Texas 7
1955 Cotton Ole Miss 14,
TCU 13
1954 Sugar Navy 21,
Ole Miss 0
1952 Sugar Georgia Tech 24, Ole Miss 7
1947 Delta Ole Miss 13,
TCU 9
1935 Orange Catholic 20,
Ole Miss 19
Texas Tech Bowl History (11-19)
2008 Gator Texas Tech 31, Virginia 28
2006 Insight Texas Tech 44, Minn. 41 OT
2005 Cotton Alabama 13, Texas Tech 10
2004 Holiday Texas Tech 45, Cal 31
2003 Houston Texas Tech 38, Navy 14
2002 Tangerine Texas Tech 55, Clemson 15
2001 Alamo Iowa 19, Texas Tech 16
2000 Gallery furn. East Carolina 40, Texas Tech 27
1998 Indep. Ole Miss 35, Texas Tech 18
1996 Alamo Iowa 27, Texas Tech 0
1995 Copper Texas Tech 55, Air Force 41
1993 Hancock Okla 41, Texas Tech 10
1989 All-Am. Texas Tech 49, Duke 21
1986 Indep. Ole Miss 20, Texas Tech 17
1977 Tangerine Florida St 40, Texas Tech 17
1976 Astro-Blue Nebraska 27, Texas Tech 24
1974 Peach Texas Tech 6, Vanderbilt 6
1973 Gator Texas Tech 28, Tenn. 19
1972 Sun N Carolina 32, Tex Tech 28
1970 Sun Ga Tech 17, Texas Tech 9
1965 Gator G Tech 31, Texas Tech 21
1964 Sun Georgia 7, Texas Tech 0
1956 Sun Wyoming 21, Texas Tech 14
1954 Gator Texas Tech 35, Auburn 13
1952 Sun Texas Tech 25, Pacific 14
1949 Raisin San Jose St 20, Tex Tech 13
1947 Sun Miami Un 13, Texas Tech 12
1941 Sun Tulsa 6, Texas Tech 0
1938 Cotton St. Mary's (Ca) 20, Texas Tech 13
1937 Sun West Va 7, Texas Tech 6