|1943 Cotton Bowl Classic|
|Date||January 1, 1943|
|MVP||Guard Jack Freeman (Texas)
Back Roy McKay (Texas)
Tackle Stanley Mauldin (Texas)
Guard Harvey Hardy (GT)
End Jack Marshall (GT)
This was Texas's first bowl game. They were led by Dana X. Bible. This was Georgia Tech's 2nd bowl game of what would be six in the 1940s.
But Georgia Tech drove 56 yards capped by a David Eldredge touchdown run to narrow the lead. Georgia Tech forced Texas to punt as Tech went on the offensive. They drove all the way to the Texas 5 yard-line, but Texas' defensive line stopped them short as Texas took over at the four. They ran out the clock as Texas won their first bowl game. 
Since this game, Texas has been to 22 more Cotton Bowl Classics and have won 11 more times, the most Cotton Bowl victories of any team. Georgia Tech did not return to the Cotton Bowl Classic until 1955.