On This Date 1/1/1970
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.