The Cotton Bowl is usually the first game of the new year to kick off annually. Check out the list of results from the history of the Cotton Bowl.

  1. 1937 - Texas Christian 16, Marquette 6
  2. 1938 - Rice 28, Colorado 14
  3. 1939 - St. Mary's (Calif.) 20, Texas Tech. 13
  4. 1940 - Clemson 6, Boston College 3
  5. 1941 - Texas A & M 13, Fordham 12
  6. 1942 - Alabama 29, Texas A & M 21
  7. 1943 - Texas 14, Georgia Tech 7
  8. 1944 - Randolph Field 7, Texas 7
  9. 1945 - Oklahoma A & M 34, Texas Christian 0
  10. 1946 - Texas 40, Missouri 27
  11. 1947 - Louisiana State 0, Arkansas 0
  12. 1948 - So. Methodist 13, Penn State 13
  13. 1949 - So. Methodist 21, Oregon 13
  14. 1950 - Rice 27, North Carolina 13
  15. 1951 - Tennessee 20, Texas 14
  16. 1952 - Kentucky 20, Texas Christian 7
  17. 1953 - Texas 16, Tennessee 0
  18. 1954 - Rice 28, Alabama 6
  19. 1955 - Georgia Tech 14, Arkansas 6
  20. 1956 - Mississippi 14, Texas Christian 13
  21. 1957 - Texas Christian 28, Syracuse 27
  22. 1958 - Navy 20, Rice 7
  23. 1959 - Air Force 0, Texas Christian 0
  24. 1960 - Syracuse 23, Texas 14
  25. 1961 - Duke 7, Arkansas 6
  26. 1962 - Texas 12, Mississippi 7
  27. 1963 - Louisiana State 13, Texas 0
  28. 1964 - Texas 28, Navy 6
  29. 1965 - Arkansas 10, Nebraska 7
  30. 1966 - Louisiana State 14, Arkansas 7
  31. 1967 - Georgia 24, So. Methodist 9
  32. 1968 - Texas A & M 20, Alabama 16
  33. 1969 - Texas 36, Tennessee 13
  34. 1970 - Texas 21, Notre Dame 17
  35. 1971 - Notre Dame 24, Texas 11
  36. 1972 - Penn State 30, Texas 6
  37. 1973 - Texas 17, Alabama 13
  38. 1974 - Nebraska 19, Texas 3
  39. 1975 - Penn State 41, Baylor 20
  40. 1976 - Arkansas 31, Georgia 10
  41. 1977 - Houston 30, Maryland 21
  42. 1978 - Notre Dame 38, Texas 10
  43. 1979 - Notre Dame 35, Houston 34
  44. 1980 - Houston 17, Nebraska 14
  45. 1981 - Alabama 30, Baylor 2
  46. 1982 - Texas 14, Alabama 12
  47. 1983 - So. Meth. 7, Pittsburgh 3
  48. 1984 - Georgia 10, Texas 9
  49. 1985 - Boston College 45, Houston 28
  50. 1986 - Texas A & M 36, Auburn 16
  51. 1987 - Ohio State 28, Texas A & M 12
  52. 1988 - Texas A & M 35, Notre Dame 10
  53. 1989 - UCLA 17, Arkansas 3
  54. 1990 - Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27
  55. 1991 - Miami (Fla.) 46, Texas 3
  56. 1992 - Florida State 10, Texas A & M 2
  57. 1993 - Notre Dame 28, Texas A & M 3
  58. 1994 - Notre Dame 24, Texas A & M 21
  59. 1995 - So. Calif. 55, Texas Tech 14
  60. 1996 - Colorado 38, Oregon 6
  61. 1997 - Brigham Young 19, Kansas State 15
  62. 1998 - UCLA 29, Texas A & M 23
  63. 1999 - Texas 38, Mississippi State 11
  64. 2000 - Arkansas 27, Texas 6
  65. 2001 - Kansas State 35, Tennessee 21
  66. 2002 - Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3
  67. 2003 - Texas 35, Louisiana State 20
  68. 2004 - Mississippi 31, Oklahoma State 28
  69. 2005 - Tennessee 38, Texas A & M 7
  70. 2006 - Alabama 13, Texas Tech 10