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AT&T Cotton Bowl Betting OddsCollege Football Betting Online: The Cotton Bowl has seen plenty of memorable moments and players in its long history. That’s bound to happen when the game is among the oldest in the country. But the bowl needed a boost and got it in 2010 with a move from the antiquated Cotton Bowl Stadium to the new ATT Stadium. Another jolt came in 2014 when the game was included as part of the New Year’s Six games. The Cotton Bowl hosted a national semifinal in its first year under the CFP umbrella and will do so again in 2018.

The 2017 Goodyear Cotton Bowl will take place on Friday, December 29 at ATT Stadium in Arlington. ESPN will air the game live with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET.

Cotton Bowl Format

At the outset the Cotton Bowl traditionally hosted the Southwest Conference champion against an at-large team from another region of the country. The early days of the bowl matched Marquette, Colorado and Saint Mary’s against a Texas-based SWC member. After 53 years, the relationship between the bowl and the SWC came to an end when the league folded.

The dissolution of the SWC was due to many factors, most notably the number of schools that were punished by the NCAA for rules violations. This also took a toll on the bowl game and its affiliation with the conference. The Cotton Bowl had lost some luster as a premier game.

The bowl aligned with the new Big 12 in 1999, taking a team from that conference, usually the runner-up, against a team from the Southeastern Conference through the 2014 playing. The Cotton Bowl became one of the New Year’s Six games under the College Football Playoff format starting with the 2015 season game. The bowl hosted a national semifinal in the first season and will do so again following the 2018 season.

Cotton Bowl Game Results

SeasonWinnersLosers
2016 Wisconsin Western Michigan
2015 Alabama Michigan State
2014 Michigan State Baylor
2013 Missouri Oklahoma State
2012 Texas AM Oklahoma
2011 Arkansas Kansas State
2010 LSU Texas AM
2009 Mississippi Oklahoma State
2008 Mississippi Texas Tech
2007 Missouri Arkansas
2006 Auburn Nebraska
2005 Alabama Texas Tech
2004 Tennessee Texas AM
2003 Mississippi Oklahoma State
2002 Texas LSU
2001 Oklahoma Arkansas
2000 Kansas State Tennessee
1999 Arkansas Texas
1998 Texas Mississippi State
1997 UCLA Texas AM
1996 BYU Kansas State
1995 Colorado Oregon
1994 USC Texas Tech
1993 Notre Dame Texas AM
1992 Notre Dame Texas AM
1991 Florida State Texas AM
1990 Miami Texas
1989 Tennessee Arkansas
1988 UCLA Arkansas
1987 Texas AM Notre Dame
1986 Ohio State Texas AM
1985 Texas AM Auburn
1984 Boston College Houston
1983 Georgia Texas
1982 SMU Pittsburgh
1981 Texas Alabama
1980 Alabama Baylor
1979 Houston Nebraska
1978 Notre Dame Houston
1977 Notre Dame Texas
1976 Houston Maryland
1975 Arkansas Georgia
1974 Penn State Baylor
1973 Nebraska Texas
1972 Texas Alabama
1971 Penn State Texas
1970 Notre Dame Texas
1969 Texas Notre Dame
1968 Texas Tennessee
1967 Texas AM Alabama
1966 Georgia SMU
1965 LSU Arkansas
1964 Arkansas Nebraska
1963 Texas Navy
1962 LSU Texas
1961 Texas Mississippi
1960 Duke Arkansas
1959 Syracuse Texas
*1958 TCU/Air Force Air Force/TCU
1957 Navy Rice
1956 TCU Syracuse
1955 Mississippi TCU
1954 Georgia Tech Arkansas
1953 Rice Alabama
1952 Texas Tennessee
1951 Kentucky TCU
1950 Tennessee Texas
1949 Rice North Carolina
1948 SMU Oregon
*1947 SMU/Penn State Penn State/SMU
*1946 LSU/Arkansas Arkansas/LSU
1945 Texas Missouri
1944 Oklahoma AM TCU
*1943 Texas/Randolph Field Randolph Field/Texas
1942 Texas Georgia Tech
1941 Alabama Texas AM
1940 Texas AM Fordham
1939 Clemson Boston College
1938 Saint Mary’s Texas Tech
1937 Rice Colorado
1936 TCU Marquette

*1943, 1946, 1947 and 1958 Cotton Bowls ended in a tie

The old Cotton Bowl Stadium became outdated and the game lost some of its prestige because of it. Playing outdoors in typically cold weather wasn’t what organizers wanted. When Jerry Jones built his behemoth ATT Stadium in nearby Arlington for his NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, the Cotton Bowl jumped at the opportunity to upgrade its status. And the ploy worked. The Cotton Bowl is in the rotation as a New Year’s Six game and hosts a national semifinal every three years under the current agreement.

We’ve typically seen a team from the southwest part of the country participate. The Cotton Bowl had a long-standing agreement with the SWC before that league went belly up. The SWC champion had lost seven straight bowls before being dissolved. The Big 12, which included several former SWC schools, took over starting with the 1996 playing.

The Cotton Bowl returned to elite status under the new CFP arrangement. In the first year of the format, the game pitted Alabama and Michigan State in a national semifinal with the Crimson Tide obliterating the Spartans 38-0 on their way to a win over Clemson in the CFP title game.

Moving forward the game will continue to host some of the best programs in the country. Even before aligning with the CFP, the Cotton Bowl had two nationally ranked teams face each other in 26 of the previous 30 matchups, and the other four games had one of the teams ranked in the AP poll. With no conference affiliation, the bowl will host two at-large teams not selected to compete in the four-team playoff. Western Michigan was the top Group of Five team last season and lost to Wisconsin.

Most All-Time Wins at Cotton Bowl

WinsTeamYears Won
11 Texas 1942, 1945, 1952, 1961, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1981, 1998, 2002
5 Notre Dame 1970, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993
5 Texas AM 1940, 1967, 1985, 1987, 2012
4 Alabama 1941, 1980, 2005, 2015
4 Arkansas 1964, 1975, 1999, 2012
4 Mississippi 1955, 2003, 2008, 2009

With its ties to the southwest it’s not alarming to find teams in the region getting plenty of exposure in the game. Texas, a powerhouse in the old SWC and now the Big 12, has appeared in over one-third of the Cotton Bowl games with 22 total visits. The Longhorns easily have the most victories as well with 11. However, Texas hasn’t played in the event since the 2002 season when it knocked off LSU 35-20.

The move to the CFP proved bountiful in the first year. Hosting a national semifinal, the game drew an announced crowd of nearly 83,000. Without the appeal and no regional selections playing in the 2016 season game, fewer than 60,000 attended the contest. It was the lowest attended Cotton Bowl in nearly two decades.

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