1946 Cotton Bowl Classic
10th Cotton Bowl Classic
1234 Total
Texas 147613 40
Missouri 77013 27
DateJanuary 1, 1946
StadiumCotton Bowl
LocationDallas, Texas
MVPBack Bobby Layne (Texas)
End Hub Bechtol (Texas)
Tackle Jim Kekeris (Missouri)
Cotton Bowl Classic
 < 1945  1947

The 1946 Cotton Bowl Classic was a postseason college football bowl game between the tenth ranked Texas Longhorns and the Missouri Tigers.


Texas was led by star quarterback, Bobby Layne.[1]

Game summary

Layne accounted for all 40 of Texas' points. He rushed for three touchdowns, passed for two touchdowns (both caught by Joe Baumgardner) and caught a touchdown pass from Ralph Ellsworth. Texas led the whole game, from 14-7 at the end of the first, 21-14 at halftime and 27-14 at the end of the third quarter. Missouri had three touchdown runs from William Dellastatious, Howard Bennett, and Robert Hopkins with a touchdown catch from Roland Oakes, but the Tigers could not stop Layne, who went 11 of 12 for 158 yards.[2]


Statistics Missouri Texas
First Downs 22 19
Yards Rushing 408 202
Yards Passing 106 234
Total Yards 514 436
Punts-Average 2-37.0 2-41.5
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Penalties-Yards 4-30 5-35


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2010-12-13.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "14-25.pmd" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2014-12-29.