Doak Over Landry

Doak Over Landry

On a day when Doak Walker made one of his most famous catches, the 1947 SMU vs. Texas game included all the drama of a dream football matchup of SWC rivals, including deciding who would win the Southwest Conference Championship. Some of the greatest football legends in the history of the state of Texas played that day, including UT’s Bobby Layne and Tom Landry, along with SMU’s Doak Walker.


Pictured from left to right are: Paul Page (18), Doak Walker (37), Byron Gillory (49) and Tom Landry (24)


Date of Game: November 1, 1947

National Rankings: Texas (3), SMU (8)

Location: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX


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