1946 Cotton Bowl Classic

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1946 Cotton Bowl Classic
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 14 7 6 13 40
Missouri 7 7 0 13 27
Date January 1, 1946
Season 1945
Stadium Cotton Bowl
Location Dallas, Texas
MVP Back Bobby Layne (Texas)
End Hub Bechtol (Texas)
Tackle Jim Kekeris (Missouri)
Attendance 46,000
Cotton Bowl Classic
 < 1945  1947

The 1946 Cotton Bowl Classic was a postseason college football bowl game between the tenth ranked Texas Longhorns and the Missouri Tigers.

Background[edit]

Texas was led by star quarterback, Bobby Layne.[1]

Game summary[edit]

Layne accounted for all 40 of Texas' points. He rushed for three touchdowns, passed for two touchdowns (both caught by Joe Baumgardner) and caught a touchdown pass from Ralph Ellsworth. Texas led the whole game, from 14-7 at the end of the first, 21-14 at halftime and 27-14 at the end of the third quarter. Missouri had three touchdown runs from William Dellastatious, Howard Bennett, and Robert Hopkins with a touchdown catch from Roland Oakes, but the Tigers could not stop Lackey, who went 11 of 12 for 158 yards.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Missouri Texas
First Downs 22 19
Yards Rushing 408 202
Yards Passing 106 234
Total Yards 514 436
Punts-Average 2-37.0 2-41.5
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Penalties-Yards 4-30 5-35

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mackbrown-texasfootball.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/cotton-bowl-1946.html
  2. ^ "14-25.pmd" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2014-12-29.