Cotton Bowl Champions

Date Played
Winner
Loser
Score
January 1, 1937 TCU Marquette 16-6
January 1, 1938 Rice Colorado 28-14
January 2, 1939 Saint Mary’s (CA) Texas Tech 20-13
January 1, 1940 Clemson Boston College 6-3
January 1, 1941 Texas A&M Fordham 13-12
January 1, 1942 Alabama Texas A&M 29-21
January 1, 1943 Texas Georgia Tech 14-7
January 1, 1944 Texas Randolph Field 7-7
January 1, 1945 Oklahoma A&M TCU 34-0
January 1, 1946 Texas Missouri 40-27
January 1, 1947 Arkansas LSU 0-0
January 1, 1948 SMU Penn State 13-13
January 1, 1949 SMU Oregon 21-13
January 2, 1950 Rice North Carolina 27-13
January 1, 1951 Tennessee Texas 20-14
January 1, 1952 Kentucky TCU 20-7
January 1, 1953 Texas Tennessee 16-0
January 1, 1954 Rice Alabama 28-6
January 1, 1955 Georgia Tech Arkansas 14-6
January 2, 1956 Ole Miss TCU 14-13
January 1, 1957 TCU Syracuse 28-27
January 1, 1958 Navy Rice 20-7
January 1, 1959 TCU Air Force 0-0
January 1, 1960 Syracuse Texas 23-14
January 2, 1961 Duke Arkansas 7-6
January 1, 1962 Texas Ole Miss 12-7
January 1, 1963 LSU Texas 13-0
January 1, 1964 Texas Navy 28-6
January 1, 1965 Arkansas Nebraska 10-7
January 1, 1966 LSU Arkansas 14-7
December 31, 1966 Georgia SMU 24-9
January 1, 1968 Texas A&M Alabama 20-16
January 1, 1969 Texas Tennessee 36-13
January 1, 1970 Texas Notre Dame 21-17
January 1, 1971 Notre Dame Texas 24-11
January 1, 1972 Penn State Texas 30-6
January 1, 1973 Texas Alabama 17-13
January 1, 1974 Nebraska Texas 19-3
January 1, 1975 Penn State Baylor 41-20
January 1, 1976 Arkansas Georgia 31-10
January 1, 1977 Houston Maryland 30-21
January 2, 1978 Notre Dame Texas 38-10
January 1, 1979 Notre Dame Houston 35-34
January 1, 1980 Houston Nebraska 17-14
January 1, 1981 Alabama Baylor 30-2
January 1, 1982 Texas Alabama 14-12
January 1, 1983 SMU Pittsburgh 7-3
January 2, 1984 Georgia Texas 10-9
January 1, 1985 Boston College Houston 45-28
January 1, 1986 Texas A&M Auburn 36-16
January 1, 1987 Ohio State Texas A&M 28-12
January 1, 1988 Texas A&M Notre Dame 35-10
January 2, 1989 UCLA Arkansas 17-3
January 1, 1990 Tennessee Arkansas 31-27
January 1, 1991 Miami Texas 46-3
January 1, 1992 Florida State Texas A&M 10-2
January 1, 1993 Notre Dame Texas A&M 28-3
January 1, 1994 Notre Dame Texas A&M 24-21
January 2, 1995 USC Texas Tech 55-14
January 1, 1996 Colorado Oregon 38-6
January 1, 1997 BYU Kansas State 19-15
January 1, 1998 UCLA Texas A&M 29-23
January 1, 1999 Texas Mississippi State 38-11
January 1, 2000 Arkansas Texas 27-6
January 1, 2001 Kansas State Tennessee 35-21
January 1, 2002 Oklahoma Arkansas 10-3
January 1, 2003 Texas LSU 35-20
January 2, 2004 Ole Miss Oklahoma State 31-28
January 1, 2005 Tennessee Texas A&M 38-7
January 2, 2006 Alabama Texas Tech 13-10
January 1, 2007 Auburn Nebraska 17-14
January 1, 2008 Missouri Arkansas 38-7
January 2, 2009 Ole Miss Texas Tech 47-34
January 2, 2010 Ole Miss Oklahoma State 21-7
January 7, 2011 LSU Texas A&M 41-24
January 6, 2012 Arkansas Kansas State 29-16
January 4, 2013 Texas A&M Oklahoma 41-13
January 3, 2014 Missouri Oklahoma State 41-31
January 1, 2015 Michigan State Baylor 42-41
December 31, 2015 Alabama Michigan State 38-0
January 2, 2017 Wisconsin Western Michigan 24-16