Texas stops Joe Namath inches short of the goal line late in the game to beat the Crimson Tide 21-17 on January 1, 1965. Alabama is named national champion prior to the contest and comes into the game unbeaten. Ernie Koy scores two touchdowns for the Longhorns, including a 79-yard run in the first quarter. Namath does not start because of a knee injury but throws for 255 yards and two touchdowns and is named MVP. It is the first night game in Orange Bowl history. Complete game NBC Radio broadcast with Billy Vessels and Jim Gibbons. Audio CD.