Cotton Bowl Champions

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Date Played
Winner
Loser
Score
January 1, 1937TCUMarquette16-6
January 1, 1938RiceColorado28-14
January 2, 1939Saint Mary’s (CA)Texas Tech20-13
January 1, 1940ClemsonBoston College6-3
January 1, 1941Texas A&MFordham13-12
January 1, 1942AlabamaTexas A&M29-21
January 1, 1943TexasGeorgia Tech14-7
January 1, 1944TexasRandolph Field7-7
January 1, 1945Oklahoma A&MTCU34-0
January 1, 1946TexasMissouri40-27
January 1, 1947ArkansasLSU0-0
January 1, 1948SMUPenn State13-13
January 1, 1949SMUOregon21-13
January 2, 1950RiceNorth Carolina27-13
January 1, 1951TennesseeTexas20-14
January 1, 1952KentuckyTCU20-7
January 1, 1953TexasTennessee16-0
January 1, 1954RiceAlabama28-6
January 1, 1955Georgia TechArkansas14-6
January 2, 1956Ole MissTCU14-13
January 1, 1957TCUSyracuse28-27
January 1, 1958NavyRice20-7
January 1, 1959TCUAir Force0-0
January 1, 1960SyracuseTexas23-14
January 2, 1961DukeArkansas7-6
January 1, 1962TexasOle Miss12-7
January 1, 1963LSUTexas13-0
January 1, 1964TexasNavy28-6
January 1, 1965ArkansasNebraska10-7
January 1, 1966LSUArkansas14-7
December 31, 1966GeorgiaSMU24-9
January 1, 1968Texas A&MAlabama20-16
January 1, 1969TexasTennessee36-13
January 1, 1970TexasNotre Dame21-17
January 1, 1971Notre DameTexas24-11
January 1, 1972Penn StateTexas30-6
January 1, 1973TexasAlabama17-13
January 1, 1974NebraskaTexas19-3
January 1, 1975Penn StateBaylor41-20
January 1, 1976ArkansasGeorgia31-10
January 1, 1977HoustonMaryland30-21
January 2, 1978Notre DameTexas38-10
January 1, 1979Notre DameHouston35-34
January 1, 1980HoustonNebraska17-14
January 1, 1981AlabamaBaylor30-2
January 1, 1982TexasAlabama14-12
January 1, 1983SMUPittsburgh7-3
January 2, 1984GeorgiaTexas10-9
January 1, 1985Boston CollegeHouston45-28
January 1, 1986Texas A&MAuburn36-16
January 1, 1987Ohio StateTexas A&M28-12
January 1, 1988Texas A&MNotre Dame35-10
January 2, 1989UCLAArkansas17-3
January 1, 1990TennesseeArkansas31-27
January 1, 1991MiamiTexas46-3
January 1, 1992Florida StateTexas A&M10-2
January 1, 1993Notre DameTexas A&M28-3
January 1, 1994Notre DameTexas A&M24-21
January 2, 1995USCTexas Tech55-14
January 1, 1996ColoradoOregon38-6
January 1, 1997BYUKansas State19-15
January 1, 1998UCLATexas A&M29-23
January 1, 1999TexasMississippi State38-11
January 1, 2000ArkansasTexas27-6
January 1, 2001Kansas StateTennessee35-21
January 1, 2002OklahomaArkansas10-3
January 1, 2003TexasLSU35-20
January 2, 2004Ole MissOklahoma State31-28
January 1, 2005TennesseeTexas A&M38-7
January 2, 2006AlabamaTexas Tech13-10
January 1, 2007AuburnNebraska17-14
January 1, 2008MissouriArkansas38-7
January 2, 2009Ole MissTexas Tech47-34
January 2, 2010Ole MissOklahoma State21-7
January 7, 2011LSUTexas A&M41-24
January 6, 2012ArkansasKansas State29-16
January 4, 2013Texas A&MOklahoma41-13
January 3, 2014MissouriOklahoma State41-31
January 1, 2015Michigan StateBaylor42-41
December 31, 2015AlabamaMichigan State38-0
January 2, 2017WisconsinWestern Michigan24-16
December 29, 2017Ohio StateUSC24-7
December 29, 2018ClemsonNotre Dame30-3