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.

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] Remarkably, 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 1959 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.