Affectionately dubbed the chicken soup game, the 1979 Cotton Bowl was played in freakishly low temperatures that covered Dallas in ice, and features collegiate Joe Montana suffering from the flue and hypothermia. Though he brings Notre Dame a 12-0 lead in the first quarter, Montana sits out for a while to nurse a bowl of chicken soup, and muster the strength to re-enter the game in the third quarter. The pressure is on, as the Houston Cougars have a remarkable lead at 34-12. The Cougars are so sure of victory they rest on their laurels and even send alternates to finish up the game. Big mistake. The next few incredible plays culminate in breathtaking triumph and lasts even to the very last second on the clock.
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