Texas Longhorns football (1950–59)

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1950[edit]

1950 Texas Longhorns football
Cotton Bowl Classic vs. #4 Tennessee, L 14–20
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #3
1950 record 9-2 (6-0 SWC)
Head coach Blair Cherry
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »

The 1950 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1950 NCAA college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 23 at Texas Tech* #5 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (Rivalry) W 28–14   19,500
September 30 Purdue* #5 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 34–26   40,000
October 14 vs. #3 Oklahoma* #4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 13–14   75,346
October 21 Arkansas #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 19–14   40,000
October 28 at Rice #7 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 35–7   70,000
November 4 #1 SMU #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 23–20   65,498
November 11 at Baylor #5 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 27–20   35,000
November 18 at TCU #6 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 21–7   30,000
November 30 Texas A&M #3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 17–0   68,000
December 9 LSU* #3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 21–6   35,000
January 1 vs. #4 Tennessee* #3 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 14-20   75,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Bud McFadin, Guard, Cotton Bowl Classic Co-Most Valuable Player
  • Bud McFadin, Consensus All-American[2]

1951[edit]

1951 Texas Longhorns football
Conference Southwest Conference
1951 record 7-3 (3-3 SWC)
Head coach Ed Price
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1950 1952 »

The 1951 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1951 NCAA college football season. The November 10 win by the Baylor Bears would be their last victory in Austin until November 25, 1989.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 22 #6 Kentucky* #11 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 7–6   47,000
September 29 at Purdue* #11 Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 14–0   31,000
October 6 North Carolina* #6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 45–20   32,000
October 13 vs. Oklahoma* #6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 9–7   75,347
October 20 at Arkansas #4 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) L 14–16   18,000
October 27 Rice #10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 14–6   50,000
November 3 at SMU #12 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 20–13   72,000
November 10 #16 Baylor #10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 6–18   58,000
November 17 #13 TCU #15 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 32–21   55,000
November 29 at Texas A&M #16 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) L 21– 22   40,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Awards and honors[edit]

1952[edit]

1952 Texas Longhorns football
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Southwest Conference Champions
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #10
1952 record 9-2 (6-0 SWC)
Head coach Ed Price
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 20 at LSU* #11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 35–14   44,000
September 27 at North Carolina* #11 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 28–7   40,000
October 4 #19 Notre Dame* #5 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 3–14   67,660
October 11 vs. #12 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 20–49   75,500
October 18 Arkansas Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 44–7   44,000
October 25 at Rice #20 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 20–7   66,000
November 1 SMU #14 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 31–14   57,000
November 8 at Baylor #13 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 35–33   32,000
November 15 at TCU #9 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 14–7   32,000
November 27 Texas A&M #10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 32–12   64,000
January 1, 1953 vs. #8 Tennessee* #10 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 16–0   75,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Richard Ochoa, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player
  • Harley Sewell, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player

1953[edit]

1953 Texas Longhorns football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #11
1953 record 7-3 (5-1 SWC)
Head coach Ed Price
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 19 at LSU* #11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 7–20   45,000
September 26 Villanova* #11 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 41–12   27,000
October 3 Houston* #17 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 28–7   30,000
October 10 vs. #16 Oklahoma* #15 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 14–19   75,504
October 17 at Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 16–7   19,654
October 24 Rice Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 13–18   48,000
October 31 at #11 SMU Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 16–7   51,000
November 7 #3 Baylor #19 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 21–20   54,000
November 14 TCU #10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 13–3   42,000
November 26 at Texas A&M #7 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 21–12   42,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Carlton Massey, End, Consensus All-American[2]

1954[edit]

1954 Texas Longhorns football
Conference Southwest Conference
1954 record 4-5-1 (2-3-1 SWC)
Head coach Ed Price
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »

On October 2, 1954, Carl Talmadge “Duke” Washington became the first African-American to play in Texas Memorial Stadium. Washington scored on a 73-yard run in the second quarter, but Texas won the game 40-14.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 18 LSU* #4 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 20–6   36,000
September 25 at #2 Notre Dame* #4 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN L 0–21   57,594
October 2 Washington State* #12 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 40–14   27,000
October 9 vs. #1 Oklahoma* #15 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 7–14   76,204
October 16 #12 Arkansas Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) L 7–20   42,000
October 23 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 7–13   70,500
October 30 #18 SMU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX T 13–13   50,000
November 6 at #20 Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 7–13   32,000
November 13 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 35–34   37,000
November 25 Texas A&M Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 22–13   58,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1955[edit]

1955 Texas Longhorns football
Conference Southwest Conference
1955 record 5-5 (4-2 SWC)
Head coach Ed Price
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 Texas Tech* Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Rivalry) L 14–20   47,000
September 24 Tulane* Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 35–21   30,000
September 30 at #9 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 7–19   61,996
October 8 vs. #3 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 0–20   75,504
October 15 at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) L 20–27   36,000
October 22 Rice Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 32–14   46,000
October 29 at SMU Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 19–18   46,500
November 5 Baylor Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 21–20   40,000
November 12 #8 TCU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 20–47   55,000
November 24 at #8 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 21–6   41,800
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1956[edit]

1956 Texas Longhorns football
Conference Southwest Conference
1956 record 1-9 (0-6 SWC)
Head coach Ed Price
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »

In 1956, the Texas A&M Aggies were the first Aggie football team to beat the University of Texas at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.[4][5] The win was Bear Bryant's only victory versus a University of Texas football team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 22 #15 USC* Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 20–44   47,000
September 29 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 7–6   35,000
October 6 West Virginia* Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 6–7   30,000
October 13 vs. #1 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 0–45   75,504
October 20 Arkansas Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) L 14–32   40,000
October 27 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 7–28   67,000
November 3 SMU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 19–20   36,000
November 10 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 7–10   21,000
November 17 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 0–46   30,000
November 29 #5 Texas A&M Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) L 21–34   61,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1957[edit]

1957 Texas Longhorns football
Sugar Bowl vs. #7 Ole Miss, L 7–39
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #11
1957 record 6-4-1 (4-1-1 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1956 1958 »

First year for legendary and future Hall of Fame coach, Darrell Royal.[6] On Thanksgiving Day, Texas upset #4 Texas A&M and 1957 Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow at Kyle Field, 9-7.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21 at Georgia* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 26–7   33,000
September 28 Tulane* #13 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 20–6   35,000
October 5 South Carolina* #20 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 21–27   37,000
October 12 vs. #1 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 7–21   75,504
October 19 at #10 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 17–0   27,000
October 26 #13 Rice #19 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 19–14   48,000
November 2 at SMU #13 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 12–19   42,000
November 9 Baylor Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX T 7–7   37,000
November 16 #17 TCU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 14–2   30,000
November 28 at #4 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 9–7   42,000
January 1 vs. #7 Ole Miss* #11 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) L 7–39   79,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1958[edit]

1958 Texas Longhorns football
Conference Southwest Conference
1958 record 7-3 (3-3 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1957 1959 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 20 Georgia* #11 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 13–8   32,000
September 27 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 21–20   35,000
October 4 Texas Tech* #17 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 12–7   32,000
October 11 vs. #2 Oklahoma* #16 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 15–14   75,000
October 18 Arkansas #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 24–6   45,000
October 25 at Rice #4 Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 7–34   72,000
November 1 SMU #16 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 10–26   58,000
November 8 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 20–15   28,000
November 15 at #9 TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 8–22   39,000
November 27 Texas A&M Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 27–0   52,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1959[edit]

1959 Texas Longhorns football
Cotton Bowl Classic vs. #1 Syracuse, L 14–23
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1959 record 9-2 (5-1 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »

On New Year's Day 1960, Texas lost to #1 Syracuse and eventual 1961 Heisman Trophy winner, Ernie Davis in the Cotton Bowl Classic, 23-14.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 19 at Nebraska* #17 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 20–0   40,000
September 26 Maryland* #15 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 26–0   42,000
October 3 California* #10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 33–0   20,000
October 10 vs. #13 Oklahoma* #4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 19–12   75,504
October 17 at #12 Arkansas #3 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) W 13–12   40,000
October 24 Rice #3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 28–6   57,000
October 31 at SMU #4 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 21–0   60,000
November 7 Baylor #3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 13–12   40,000
November 14 #18 TCU #2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 9–14   43,000
November 28 at Texas A&M #4 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 20–17   40,000
January 1 vs. #1 Syracuse* #4 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 14–23   75,504
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Maurice Doke, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j http://www.mackbrown-texasfootball.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/all-time-results.html
  2. ^ a b http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/DI/2010/Awards.pdf
  3. ^ Dettmer, David (23 April 2012). "The past and present meet at Texas". 
  4. ^ Reedy, Vince (November 30, 1956). "Aggies Conquer Texas and Memorial Stadium". The Victoria Advocate, via Google News. 
  5. ^ Feigen, Jonathan (August 29, 1993), "Football '93/A state of war/UT—A&M transcends football", Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas): Special, page 25., retrieved 2007-09-26 
  6. ^ "Texas Rips Georgia Easily". The Sunday News Journal, via Google News (Daytona Beach, Florida). Associated Press. September 22, 1957. 
  7. ^ "Texas Knocks Aggies Out of Title Race". The Milwaukee Journal, via Google News. November 29, 1957.