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by Ivan Maisel

Cotton Bowl Athletic Association

#27
12TH MAN

Dallas | Jan. 1, 1954

Rice's Dicky Moegle raced down the sideline in the 1954 Cotton Bowl when Alabama's Tommy Lewis came out of nowhere to level him. Nowhere? Lewis came off the sideline, without his helmet. The referee awarded Moegle a 95-yard touchdown. Lewis apologized to the Owls at halftime, and again after their 28-6 victory. His explanation became famous: "I'm just too full of Bama."

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