DALLAS (Jan. 1, 1969) - The other "Big Orange," the Texas Longhorns, rolled up 513 yards in total offense and held the white-shirted Vols to just 83 yards rushing in taking a convincing 36-13 triumph in the 1969 Cotton Bowl.
The Texans jumped to a 28-0 halftime lead, parlaying a crunching ground attack spiced by the passing combination of Jim Street and Cotton Speyrer.
The Vols had an early shot at the Longhorns, but a 57-yard field goal missed and the Longhorns assumed command. Tennessee helped the Longhorns with five fumbles and Texas intercepted three Vol passes.
Sub quarterback Bobby Scott gave the Vols a spark, throwing second half touchdown passes to Gary Kreis and Mike Price.