Cotton Bowl provides dry run for Super Bowl

December, 10, 2010
12/10/10
4:12
PM CT
Cotton Bowl president Rick Baker said Friday that Fox has informed him that they plan on using the Cotton Bowl as a full dry run for the Super Bowl, which will be played about a month later in Cowboys Stadium.

"They are going to use our game as a dry run in terms of camera angles, number of cameras, the pregame and halftime set will be the same," Baker said. "The technicians are going to do the game and then come back a few weeks later. It's going to be a mini-Super Bowl production."

Baker hopes that will only add to the overall enjoyment for fans, who get to see a Cotton Bowl game in primetime for the first time in its 75-year history.

There are no other games against us, so we have the night to ourselves," Baker said. "It’s going to be something special. I’m not sure any college game all year long will receive the kind of treatment this telecast is going to receive."

LSU and Texas A&M will face off on Jan. 7, a Friday night, in JerryWorld as part of the 75th annivesary celebration. It will be the 50th meeting between the two programs.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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