On This Date 1/2/1978

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Notre Dame, ranked #5, stuns #1 Texas in the Cotton Bowl 38-10. The win by the Irish throws the National Championship picture into chaos. In the Rose Bowl, #4 Michigan is upset by #13 Washington 27-20, while #2 Oklahoma is beaten by #6 Arkansas 31-6 in the Orange Bowl. In the Sugar Bowl, #3 Alabama beats #9 Ohio State 35-6. However, the pollsters impressed by Notre Dame’s win over Texas chose the Irish as the National Champions.

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