Notre Dame Sports Information Office
Dallas | Jan. 1, 1979
Fighting the flu and weather more suited for South Bend than Dallas, Notre Dame quarterback Joe Montana committed five turnovers in the 1979 Cotton Bowl. After spotting Houston a 34-12 lead, Montana led a 23-point fourth-quarter comeback, finishing it with an 8-yard touchdown to Kris Haines in the final seconds. The Montana legend that grew in San Francisco had its birthplace in Fair Park.