1984 Cotton Bowl Classic

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1984 Cotton Bowl Classic
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 0 0 7 10
Texas 3 0 6 0 9
Date January 2, 1984
Season 1983
Stadium Cotton Bowl
Location Dallas, Texas
Attendance 67,891
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers: Lindsey Nelson and Pat Haden
Cotton Bowl Classic
 < 1983  1985

The 1984 Cotton Bowl Classic featured the Georgia Bulldogs of the SEC against the undefeated, number two Texas Longhorns of the SWC.

Georgia first score came on a 43-yard field goal by Kevin Butler in the closing seconds of the first quarter.

Texas led 9-3 with more than four minutes to play . Texas kicker Jeff Ward scored first with a 22-yard field goal on the 'Horns' first possession and added six more points with two more field goals of 40 and 27 yards in the third quarter. A Chip Andrews (Georgia) muffed punt by Texas defensive back Craig Curry late in the fourth quarter allowed Georgia quarterback John Lastinger to run 17 yards for a touchdown with 3:22 left to play to capture a 10-9 victory. The loss was the first for the Longhorns, costing them a possible national title.

Aftermath[edit]

Later that evening, top-ranked Nebraska was upset by number five Miami Hurricanes, 31-30, in the Orange Bowl. Miami moved past Nebraska and the Longhorns to secure their first National Championship.

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