1920 Texas Longhorns football team

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1920 Texas Longhorns football
UT&T text logo.svg
SWC champion
Conference Southwest Conference
1920 record 9–0 (5–0 SWC)
Head coach Berry Whitaker (1st season)
Home stadium Clark Field
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas $ 5 0 0     9 0 0
Texas A&M 5 1 0     6 1 1
Arkansas 2 0 1     3 2 2
Rice 2 2 1     4 2 2
Baylor 1 2 1     4 4 1
Phillips 0 3 0     4 4 2
Oklahoma A&M 0 3 0     0 7 1
SMU 0 4 1     3 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1920 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1920 college football season. In their first year under head coach Berry Whitaker, the Longhorns compiled an undefeated 9–0 record, shut out six of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a collective total of 282 to 13.[1]

The meeting of Texas and Texas A&M in 1920 is said to have really started the rivalry.[2] Both teams were undefeated and the game featured the largest crowd in state history. Texas won 7–3. The game turned on a play where the Longhorns' tackle declared himself eligible for a pass.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 25 Simmons (TX)* Clark FieldAustin, Texas W 63–0  
October 2 at Southwestern (TX)* Clark Field • Austin, Texas W 27–8  
October 9 vs. Howard Payne* Clark Field • Austin, Texas W 41–7  
October 16 vs. Oklahoma A&M Dallas W 21–0  
October 22 vs. Austin Dallas W 54–0  
October 30 at Rice Rice FieldHouston (Rivalry) W 21–0  
November 5 Phillips Clark Field • Austin, Texas W 27–0  
November 13 at SMU Armstrong Field • University Park, Texas W 21–3  
November 28 Texas A&M Clark Field • Austin, Texas (Rivalry) W 7–3  
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Great Games and Moments: Pre-1940s". 
  3. ^ "1920 Texas Longhorns". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2015.