On This Date 1/1/1970

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Texas beats Notre Dame 21-17 in the Cotton Bowl, to lay claim to a National Championship. It was the second National Championship for the Longhorns, following a title in 1963. Texas had already been declared National Champions by President Richard Nixon, after beating Arkansas in their regular-season finale. Texas needed a late scoring drive to beat the Irish, as Billy Dale’s plunge with 68 seconds left was the difference.

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