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1945 Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. TCU - Part 1/2

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Published on Jul 28, 2010

Newsreel footage from the 1945 Cotton Bowl Classic, featuring a match-up between Oklahoma A&M and Texas Christian.

Oklahoma A&M sophomore tailback whiz Bob Fenimore lived up to his All-America billings as the Cowboys bounced SWC champion TCU, 34-0, establishing the third-largest margin of victory in Cotton Bowl history. Fenimore, inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame in 2007, scored on runs of one and seven yards and completed 6-of-12 passes for 137 yards.

Fullback Jim Spavital powered his way for 119 yards, including a 52 yard scoring bolt.

Meanwhile, the Poke defense smothered TCU, not allowing it past midfield until the second half.

Coach Jim Lookabaugh's muscular single-wing offense harvested 494 yards of total offense, while TCU could manage only 105. In the fourth period, A&M's reserves took over with Joe Thomas and Mack Creager adding touchdowns on short plunges.

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