#5 Ole Miss lost to #3 Texas 12-7 in the 1962 Cotton Bowl

Texas is making its first trip to Oxford, Miss., this Saturday at 9:15 pm EDT. The Longhorns hold a 5-0 overall record against Ole Miss, winning three in Austin, Texas, and two in bowl games — the 1962 Cotton Bowl and the 1966 Bluebonnet Bowl.

The 1962 Cotton Bowl saw 3rd-ranked Texas, the SWC champion led by head coach Darrell Royal, defeat the 5th-ranked Rebels 12-7. It was Ole Miss’, led by head coach Johnny Vaught, first loss in a bowl game since 1955 and the Longhorns’ first bowl win since 1953. Texas finished the 1961 regular season behind #1 Alabama and #2 Ohio State.

The two programs also met in the 1966 Bluebonnet Bowl

Ole Miss and Texas met again after the 1966 regular season in Houston’s Bluebonnet Bowl in December with the Longhorns winning 19-0. The Bluebonnet Bowl existed from 1959-1987 with many participants coming from the Southwest and Southeast regions. Originally played at Rice Stadium, it moved to Astrodome in later years.

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