1964 Texas Longhorns football team
|1964 Texas Longhorns football|
Orange Bowl Champions
|1964 record||10–1 (6–1 SWC)|
|Head coach||Darrell Royal|
|Home stadium||Texas Memorial Stadium
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.
A heart-breaking 1-point loss to arch-rival Arkansas at Texas Memorial Stadium kept the Longhorns from repeating as National Champions. 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.
|September 19||7:30 PM||Tulane*||#4||Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX||W 31–0||60,000|
|September 26||7:30 PM||at Texas Tech||#4||Jones Stadium • Lubbock, 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 Bowl • Dallas, 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 Stadium • Houston, 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 Stadium • Waco, TX||W 20–14||39,686|
|November 14||2:00 PM||at TCU||#5||Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort 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 Bowl • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl)||NBC||W 21–17||72,647|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
1964 team players in the NFL
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|Ernie Koy, Jr.||Fullback||11||141||New York Giants|
|Olen Underwood||End||14||183||New York Giants|
Awards and honors
- Tommy Nobis, All-America selection
- "Arkansas Spills Longhorns, 14–13". The Victoria Advocate, via Google News (Victoria, Texas). Associated Press. October 18, 1964.
- "Alabama Favored By 3 Points". The Times-News, via Google News (Hendersonville, North Carolina). United Press International. January 2, 1965.
- "Texas Outlasts 'Bama in Orange Bowl, 21–17". Daytona Beach Morning Journal, via Google News (Daytona Beach, Florida). Associated Press. January 2, 1965.
- Mack Brown All-Time Results
- 1966 NFL Draft