2005 Cotton Bowl Classic
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2005 Cotton Bowl Classic

2005 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic
1234 Total
Tennessee 721100 38
Texas A&M 0007 7
DateJanuary 1, 2005
StadiumCotton Bowl
LocationDallas, Texas
MVPQB Rick Clausen (Tennessee)
DT Justin Harrell (Tennessee)
RefereeBill Alge (MAC)
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersThom Brennaman and Brian Baldinger

The 2005 Cotton Bowl Classic was a post-season college football bowl game between the Tennessee Volunteers 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

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]


  1. ^ "Texas A&M can't stop Clausen, Tennessee". ESPN.com. January 1, 2005. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.goodyearcottonbowl.com/_ufiles/programs/2005.pdf

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