2005 Cotton Bowl Classic

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2005 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic
1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 7 21 10 0 38
Texas A&M 0 0 0 7 7
Date January 1, 2005
Season 2004
Stadium Cotton Bowl
Location Dallas, Texas
MVP QB Rick Clausen (Tennessee)
DT Justin Harrell (Tennessee)
Referee Bill Alge (MAC)
Attendance 75,704
United States TV coverage
Network Fox
Announcers Thom Brennaman and Brian Baldinger
Cotton Bowl Classic
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The 2005 Cotton Bowl Classic was a post-season college football bowl game between the 2004 Tennessee Volunteers football team and the Texas A&M Aggies on January 1, 2005, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. It was the final game of the 2004 NCAA Division I FBS football season for each team and resulted in a 38-7 Tennessee victory. Tennessee represented the Southeastern Conference (SEC) while Texas A&M represented the Big 12 Conference.[1]

Game summary[edit]

Tennessee was up 38-0 before A&M scored late to make the final score 38-7 as A&M turned the ball over 5 times (4 on fumbles) and Rick Clausen went 18 of 27 for 222 yards. McNeal went 23 of 38 for 241 yards and set a new school single-season passing yards record, but only had one touchdown while throwing an interception. [2]