1975 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl

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1975 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 7 14 0 0 21
Texas 0 7 24 7 38
Date December 27, 1975
Season 1975
Stadium Astrodome
Location Houston, Texas
Attendance 52,748
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl
 < 1974  1976

The 1975 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns and the Colorado Buffaloes.

Background[edit]

A loss to #2 Texas A&M in the final game of the season meant that Texas could not claim an outright Southwest Conference title. Colorado had finished 3rd in the Big Eight Conference. This was Colorado's first bowl game under Mallory, but their fourth overall appearance of the decade, in their first Bluebonnet Bowl since 1971. This was the 8th straight bowl appearance and first Blue Bonnet Bowl since 1966.

Game summary[edit]

  • Colorado — Kunz 1 run (MacKenzie kick) 7-0 2:29 1Q
  • Colorado — Logan 4 pass from Williams (MacKenzie kick) 14-0 12:42 2Q
  • Texas — Jackson 21 pass from Akin (Erxleben kick) 14-7 1:47 2Q
  • Colorado — Hasselbeck 25 pass from Williams (MacKenzie kick) 21-7 0:24 2Q
  • Texas — Walker 3 run (kick blocked) 21-13 10:56 3Q
  • Texas — T. Campbell 25 blocked punt return (E. Campbell pass from Akin) 21-21 8:37 3Q
  • Texas — Erxleben 55 FG 21-24 6:25 3Q
  • Texas — Jones 4 run (Erxleben kick) 21-31 3:15 3Q
  • Texas — Jones 7 run (Erxleben kick) 21-38 5:05 4Q

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Aftermath[edit]

Royal retired the following season. Colorado went to the Orange Bowl that season, but lost. They did not win a bowl game until 1991. Texas returned to the Bluebonnet Bowl three times, and Colorado returned once.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Colorado Texas
First Downs 21 15
Third Downs 8-14 3-10
Fourth Downs 2-2 1-1
Rushing Yards 117 171
Passing Yards 177 66
Passes (Comp-Attem-Int) 17-26-3 4-5-0
Total Offense 294 237
Return Yards -2 61
Punts-Average 4-24.0 2-40.0
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-2
Penalties-Yards 6-50 5-35
Quarterback Sacks—Yards 0-0 3-39
Time of Possession 34:56 25:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Times Daily - Google News Archive Search". News.google.com. Retrieved 9 September 2017.