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Oct 11, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; A general view of the stadium facade before the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

28. The Cotton Bowl

Dallas, Texas

Capacity: 92,100

Record attendance: 96,009, an October 17th. 2009 game between Oklahoma and Texas. The undefeated Longhorns beat the Sooners 16-13.

What makes it great: Other than hosting the SMU Mustangs at various times throughout history, the Cotton Bowl is known more for playing neutral host for big games than being the host of any one college team.

The Cotton Bowl has played host to the Red River Showdown, a game played annually between Texas and Oklahoma since 1932, and it hosted the Cotton Bowl game with that same name from 1937-2009. In 2010, the Cotton Bowl game relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Greatest game played: On January 1st, 2015, the 10-2 Michigan State Spartans made their first Cotton Bowl appearance against the 11-1 Baylor Bears, who were making their third trip. The Bears jumped out to a 34-14 lead early in the third quarter before the Spartans rallied furiously to come away with a 42-41 win.

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty set a Cotton Bowl record with 550 passing yards, and Baylor set a team record with 603 total passing yards.

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