1940-1949

YEAR DATE VENUE   1 2 3 4 FINAL COACH

1940 10/12 Dallas Texas 0 7 6 6 19 Dana X Bible
    Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 7 0 9 0 16 Tom Stidman

1941 10/11 Dallas Texas 14 7 6 13 40 Dana X Bible
    Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 0 0 7 0 7 Dewey Luster

1942 10/10 Dallas Texas 0 0 7 0 7 Dana X Bible
    Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 Dewey Luster

1943 10/9 Dallas Texas 6 7 0 0 13 Dana X Bible
    Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 0 7 0 0 7 Dewey Luster

1944 10/14 Dallas Texas 7 0 0 13 20 Dana X Bible
    Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 Dewey Luster

1945 10/13 Dallas #10 Texas 6 0 0 6 12 Dana X Bible
    Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 7 0 0 0 7 Dewey Luster

1946 10/12 Dallas #1 Texas 7 7 0 6 20 Dana X Bible
    Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 0 6 0 7 13 Jim Tatum

1947 10/11 Dallas #3 Texas 7 7 7 13 34 Blair Cherry
    Cotton Bowl # 15 Oklahoma 0 7 0 7 14 Bud Wilkinson

1948 10/9 Dallas #16 Texas 0 0 7 7 14 Blair Cherry
    Cotton Bowl Oklahoma 0 7 7 6 20 Bud Wilkinson

1949 10/8 Dallas #12 Texas 7 0 0 7 14 Blair Cherry
    Cotton Bowl #3 Oklahoma 0 7 7 6 20 Bud Wilkinson

NOTES:

1941 - Attendance reaches 45,000, crossing the 40,000 barrier for the first time. Also, the Texas State Fair donated a bronze replica of a 10-gallon cowboy hat that would serve as the trophy for the winner of the annual game. The 'Golden Hat' has been presented each year since. Texas also finished #4 in the nation, their first official Top 10 finish.

1942 - Texas is invited to their first-ever bowl game, playing in the Cotton Bowl as SWC champion.

1943 - Of the 53 players that played during the 1942 game, only four returned for the '43 contest due to World War II. Because of rationing of gas and tires, only 18,500 attended the game. It was also the first year that Texas and OU won their respective conference championships in the same season. The AP poll was started.

1944 - Because of the war, only freshmen too young for the draft, and military discharge students were available to play at most colleges. Army won the national title amid controversy that the best athletes were being kept home to play football for the service academies.

1945 - Because of the end of the war, attendance swelled to 45,000 again.

1946 - Attendance reaches 50,000, and Texas enters the game ranked #1 in the nation, a first for the Texas-OU series. The sellout crowd is the first of 54 consecutive sellouts, a streak that continues today.

1947 - "The Riot" results in OU sentiment to end the series.

1948 - Attendance surpasses the 67,000 mark with the addition of a west side upper deck to the Cotton Bowl Stadium. The game is televised live for the 1st time (local only).

1949 - Attendance swells to 75,504 upon completion of the east side upper deck. OU finished #2 in the country with their first 11-win season.

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