Sport: Scoreboard: Jan. 12, 1962

∙ In his seven years as head coach at Mississippi State and Texas, soft-spoken Darrell Royal had never turned out a team that beat the University of Mississippi or a team that won a bowl game. Matched against Ole Miss in Dallas' Cotton Bowl, Royal's Longhorns did both at once. They jumped to an early lead and hung on to win 12-7. In New Orleans' all-white Sugar Bowl, top-ranked Alabama relied on a stingy defense to eke out a 10-3 victory over Arkansas. In Pasadena's Rose Bowl, a crowd of 98,000 watched Minnesota shrug off...

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