1974 Texas Longhorns football team

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1974 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 3–27 vs. Auburn
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP No. 17
1974 record 8–4 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal (18th season)
Offensive coordinator Fred Akers
Defensive coordinator Mike Campbell
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Baylor $ 6 1 0     8 4 0
No. 16 Texas A&M 5 2 0     8 3 0
No. 17 Texas 5 2 0     8 4 0
Arkansas 3 3 1     6 4 1
SMU 3 3 1     6 4 1
Texas Tech 3 4 0     6 4 2
Rice 2 5 0     2 8 1
TCU 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. The Longhorns finished the regular season with an 8–3 record and lost to Auburn in the 1974 Gator Bowl. This was the first season where Texas, alongside Ohio State, Army, and Notre Dame, played an 11-game regular season schedule. Many schools had been playing 11 games since it was first permitted by the NCAA in 1970.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 6:30 PM at Boston College* No. 10 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts W 42–19   32,227
September 21 7:00 PM Wyoming* No. 9 Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas W 34–7   52,800
September 28 1:00 PM at Texas Tech No. 6 Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas (Rivalry) ABC L 3–26   51,082
October 5 7:00 PM Washington* No. 19 Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas W 35–21   50,250
October 12 2:00 PM vs. No. 2 Oklahoma* No. 17 Cotton BowlDallas (Red River Shootout) L 13–16   72,032
October 19 2:00 PM Arkansas No. 16 Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas (Rivalry) ABC W 38–7   66,700
October 26 7:30 PM at Rice No. 13 Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 27–6   56,500
November 2 2:00 PM SMU No. 12 Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas W 35–15   58,500
November 9 2:00 PM at Baylor No. 12 Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas L 24–34   48,300
November 16 2:00 PM at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 81–16   30,000
November 29 12:00 PM No. 8 Texas A&M No. 17 Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas (Rivalry) ABC W 32–3   77,584
December 30 7:00 PM vs. No. 6 Auburn* No. 11 Gator BowlJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) ABC L 3–27   63,811
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved September 17, 2012.