1999 Cotton Bowl: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Texas Longhorns
While many people are familiar with the 1998 Mississippi State football season and loved the way Jackie Sherrill antagonized Texas in a different meeting between the Bulldogs and Longhorns, the end of the 1998 season did not end well when Sherrill and MSU faced Texas.
When Mississippi State met up with Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams and the Texas Longhorns on January 1, 1999 in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, Mississippi State football fans had an awful time.
Texas football fans?
They loved seeing Williams and the Longhorns run all over the Bulldogs. UT gashed Miss. State time and time again. The Bulldogs allowed Texas to gain 238 rushing yards on 43 carries.
The game got started and Texas took a solid lead. By the time halftime rolled around, UT already had a 14-3 lead over the Bulldogs. And by the time State got to the fourth quarter, MSU was trailing Texas 38-3.
The Bulldogs ended up putting up eight more points on the scoreboard in the final quarter of the game, but State lost 38-11 and Sherrill fell to 0-4 in bowl games as the head coach of the Bulldogs.
While most things didn’t go well for MSU, James Johnson managed to be a bright spot for the Bulldogs as he gained 112 rushing yards. Other than that, everything about this game was absolutely awful.