1969 Cotton Bowl: Texas 36, Tennessee 13
Cold, Partly Cloudy
5:14 UT - Steve Worster 14-yd run (Happy Feller kick); Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards
4:36 UT - Cotton Speyrer 78-yd pass from James Street (Feller kick fail); Drive: 1 play, 78 yards
10:23 UT - Ted Koy 9-yd run (Feller kick); Drive: 7 plays, 61 yards
3:31 UT - Chris Gilbert 5-yd run (Speyrer pass from Street); Drive: 8 plays, 54 yards
9:40 TN - Gary Kreis 17-yd pass from Bobby Scott (Karl Kremser kick); Drive: 4 plays, 38 yards
5:57 UT - Speyrer 79-yd pass from Street (Bill Bradley run);Drive: 1 play, 79 yards
1:00 TN - Mike Price 3-yd pass from Scott (Scott pass fail); Drive: 5 plays, 97 yards
|Att-Net Yards Rush
|Net Yards Passing
Rushing (Att./Yds/TD): Steve Worster (10-85-1); Chris Gilbert (13-82-1); Ted Koy (13-45-1); James Street (12-38-0); Billy Dale (4-13-0); Joe Norwood (3-7-0); Robert Callison (2-5-0); Cotton Speyrer (1-2-0); Johnny Robinson (2-2-0).
Passing (Comp./Att./Int./Yds/TD): James Street (7-13-1-200-2); Joe Norwood (1-1-0-34-0).
Receiving (No./Yds/TD): Cotton Speyrer (5-161-2); Bill Bradley (1-34-0); Steve Worster (1-25-0); Danny Lester (1-14-0).
Punting (No./Yds/Avg.): Bill Bradley (7-285-40.7).
Rushing (Att./Yds/TD): Lanny Pearce (2-26-0); Richard Pickens (8-20-0); Lester McClain (2-19-0); Richmond Flowers (4-8-0); Bobby Scott (11-8-0); Steve Wold (1-2-0): Bubba Wyche (7-0-0).
Passing (Comp./Att./Int./Yds/TD): Bobby Scott (11-30-3-159-2); Bubba Wyche (5-11-0-33-0).
Receiving (No./Yds/TD): Gary Kreis (3-77-1); Lester McClain (3-57-0); Richard Pickens (2-27-0); Bill Baker (1-17-0); Ken DeLong (2-14-0): Richmond Flowers (2-6-0); Mike Price (1-3-1); Lanny Pearce (2-minus 9-0).
Punting (No./Yds/Avg.): Herman Weaver (8-337-42.1).
DALLAS -- Two games into the 1968 season the Longhorns, in search of an offensive spark after suffering a loss and a tie, made a switch at quarterback. In came James Street, who guided Texas to eight straight wins, a No. 5 national ranking and a matchup with No. 8 Tennessee in the 1969 Cotton Bowl.
Against the Vols, Street directed the Texas attack with sheer precision, helping the Longhorns amass 513 total yards in a 36-13 pasting.
Street and the UT offense were ruthless, jumping all over Tennessee to the tune of a 28-0 halftime lead. Known for its dominating rushing game, Texas unloaded a full arsenal upon the Volunteers. Street and Cotton Speyrer hooked up for two of the Cotton Bowlís longest scoring plays ever; a 78-yard bomb in the opening quarter and a 79-yarder late in the third.
As if the aerial show wasnít enough, the Tennessee defense frantically looked for ways to plug up the leaks that allowed UTís stable of running backs to storm for 279 yards, including 85 yards from Steve Worster and 82 from Chris Gilbert.
Worster started the scoring avalanche with a 14-yard burst midway through the first quarter. Following Streetís long score to Speyrer, Ted Koy opened the second quarter with a nine-yard score and Texas led 21-0.
Gilbert added the fourth touchdown just before the half, taking a Street pitchout five yards for the score and putting the game out of reach.
Speyrer and Street shared the gameís MVP honors with Texas defensive back Tom Campbell, who helped harass Tennessee to a 16-of-41 passing performance.