Vol MMXIII, No 260
September 17, 1961
Final Play of the game gives Dallas first Win
Cowboy's First Victory
In the final play of the season opener, Allen Green kicked a 27 yard field goal to give Dallas it's first NFL victory in history against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cotton Bowl. For the season, Eddie LeBarron scored 14 touchdowns in 10 games, and rookie Don Meredith scored 11 touchdowns in 4 starts. Dallas would finish the 1961 season 4-9-1.
A&M Becomes a Sea-Grant College
On this date in 1971, Texas A&M University was designated a sea-grant college in recognition of oceanographic development and research. A&M was one of the first four institutions to be so designated. In August 1989, it will also be designated a Space-Grant college, and become one of only a few colleges in the nation to be a land- sea- and space-grant college.