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Cotton Bowl Athletic Association

95. Out Of Bounds

Dickie Maegle awarded TD after illegal tackle

Jan. 1, 1954: With Rice leading 7-6, Owls star Dickie Maegle took a handoff at his 5-yard line and took off down the Alabama sideline. Tide fullback Tommy Lewis, watching from the sideline, would have none of it. Lewis, sans helmet, raced onto the field and flattened Maegle just past midfield. The officials, sticklers for rules, awarded Maegle the touchdown. Lewis gained celebrity that remains unwanted to this day. His explanation: "I guess I'm too full of Alabama."

-- Ivan Maisel