Cotton Bowl 2008 in Dallas, TX, televised on Fox, the University of Missouri Tigers lined up before the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. In the bottom of the first quarter, Mizzou tailback Tony Temple made a touchdown, the first of the game. He made another TD towards the bottom of the second quarter. Going into halftime, Mizzou 14, Arkansas 0.
The third quarter started with another touchdown by Tony Temple. Mizzou strong safety William Moore intercepted a pass from Razorback quarterback Casey Dick and made a TD in the middle of the third quarter. Tigers 28, Razorbacks 0. Darren McFadden, tailback for Arkansas, put the first set of points on the board for his team with a TD. The fourth quarter scoring began with a Mizzou field goal. Tony Temple made his fourth TD in the middle of the fourth and a few of his teammates carried him off the field because he pulled his hamstring. Mizzou 38. Arkansas 7. Final score. University of Missouri won the 72nd Annual Cotton Bowl.
Observations & Miscellania:
1. The 1st and Ten Line was sponsored by AT&T (hence the superimposed graphic on the field).
2. My, what a big down-and-yard graphic.
3. The Arkansas sidelines made me think of Big Red gum.
4. The moments-in-history vignettes informed that the Razorbacks have been to the Cotton Bowl ten previous times, most of the games helmed by Frank Broyles. The 1965 bowl against Nebraska was a significant deal.
5. The halftime show consisted of 1600 band members and 200 dancers from high schools in nine states. I gotta say, though, when it was over and the camera went to a high-angle long shot, the view was quite unsightly. A cesspool of ill-juxtaposed colors.
7. The Cotton Bowl has been presented by AT&T for twelve years.
8. Mhm. Bobby Petrino, ex-head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, was up in the press booth with the commentators at the top of the fourth quarter. He’s the new coach at Arkansas.
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