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On this Date 1961 - HOF Bill Murray and Duke win Cotton Bowl

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Associate Director, 01/02/22, 5:00AM EST

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Bill Murray directed his Duke Blue Devils to a 7-6 victory over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl...

January 2, 1961

            On this day in history in the NCSHOF, head coach Bill Murray directed his Duke Blue Devils to a 7-6 victory over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl Classic before a crowd of 70,500 in Dallas. Arkansas was coached by Frank Broyles and the Razorback star was Lance Alworth, who went on to a great professional football career. Murray, himself a star during his playing days at Duke, earned five ACC titles in 15 seasons. He was inducted into the NCHSOF in 1966.