American football fans in general and college football fans in particular will soon get the chance to see the 2014 Cotton Bowl live. This epic annual one-off game has a history that is as illustrious as any when it comes to bowl games at the intercollegiate level. The Cotton Bowl is a wonderful football spectacle that gives young players the chance to show if they have the talent to make it to the top. The pressure and the occasion ensures that everyone taking part bring their A Game to the table. The latest edition will not be any different. Fans know what the game offers and that is precisely why 2014 Cotton Bowl tickets are among the fastest selling in town right now.
The 2014 Cotton Bowl will be the latest edition in this historic football game. It has been a part of the landscape since 1937. J. Curtis Stanford stumped up the cash required to hit the inaugural edition of the game at the Texas State Fair Grounds. An impressive crowd of seventeen thousand people turned up to watch TCU triumph over their Marquette counterparts. That game kick started the Cotton Bowl legacy that has grown in stature with every passing year.
The Cotton Bowl currently picks teams from the Big 12 and SEC to square-off against each other. Once it is confirmed which teams are taking part in the BCS games and the Capital One Bowl, the Cotton Bowl management then takes its pick from the remaining field. One of the two teams is normally the Big 12 conference’s runner-up, provided it is not eligible for the BCS. The second team is usually the second best from SEC West.
Top Appearances and Wins
Numerous schools have sent their teams to compete in the Cotton Bowl over the years but Texas Longhorns lead the appearance count with twenty two. Their rivals Texas A&M are second on the list with thirteen appearances while Arkansas Razorbacks are one place behind with twelve appearances.
In terms of most wins, Texas Longhorns lead that count as well with a whopping eleven victories. Texas A&M Aggies and Notre Dame Fighting Irish are second with five wins each. Arkansas Razorbacks and Ole Miss Rebels have won the Cotton Bowl on four occasions each to capture third spot on the list of teams who have won the game the most number of times.
The Cotton Bowl has been played in just two venues since its inception. It began proceedings at the Cotton Bowl Stadium and stayed there till the 2009 edition. The 2010 Cotton Bowl was played at the AT&T Stadium and that has remained the game’s home since then. The arena is one of the most famous stadiums in the world and is a picture perfect venue to what is one of the biggest annual college football games of all time.