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2005 Cotton Bowl Classic

Annual NCAA football game

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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
Cotton Bowl Classic
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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]


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