1964 Texas Longhorns football team

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1964 Texas Longhorns football
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Orange Bowl Champions
Orange Bowl, W 21–17 vs. Alabama
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
1964 record 10–1 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1963 1965 »

The 1964 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1964 college football season. The Longhorns finished the season as Orange Bowl champions. In the 1965 Orange Bowl, Tommy Nobis made one of the most famous tackles in the game's history. On fourth-and-inches, and clinging to a 21–17 lead, he led his teammates to a game-saving halt of top ranked Alabama's quarterback, Joe Namath.

Schedule[edit]

A heart-breaking 1-point loss to arch-rival Arkansas at Texas Memorial Stadium kept the Longhorns from repeating as National Champions.[1] The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9–1–0 record and defeated No 1 ranked Alabama in the 1965 Orange Bowl, 21–17.[2][3]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 7:30 PM Tulane* #4 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 31–0   60,000
September 26 7:30 PM at Texas Tech #4 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (Rivalry) W 23–0   43,000
October 3 7:30 PM Army* #1 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 17–6   65,700
October 10 2:30 PM vs. Oklahoma* #1 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) NBC W 28–7   75,504
October 17 7:30 PM #8 Arkansas #1 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) L 13–14   65,700
October 24 8:00 PM at Rice #6 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 6–3   73,000
October 31 1:00 PM SMU #6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 7–0   59,000
November 7 2:00 PM at Baylor #6 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 20–14   39,686
November 14 2:00 PM at TCU #5 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 28–13   34,529
November 26 2:30 PM Texas A&M #5 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) NBC W 26–7   65,000
January 1 6:00 PM vs. #1 Alabama* #5 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 21–17   72,647
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1964 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.[5]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Ernie Koy, Jr. Fullback 11 141 New York Giants
Olen Underwood End 14 183 New York Giants

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Spills Longhorns, 14–13". The Victoria Advocate, via Google News (Victoria, Texas). Associated Press. October 18, 1964. 
  2. ^ "Alabama Favored By 3 Points". The Times-News, via Google News (Hendersonville, North Carolina). United Press International. January 2, 1965. 
  3. ^ "Texas Outlasts 'Bama in Orange Bowl, 21–17". Daytona Beach Morning Journal, via Google News (Daytona Beach, Florida). Associated Press. January 2, 1965. 
  4. ^ Mack Brown All-Time Results
  5. ^ 1966 NFL Draft