1973 Texas Longhorns football team

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1973 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Southwest Conference Champions
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #14
1973 record 8–3 (7–0 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Offensive coordinator Fred Akers
Defensive coordinator Mike Campbell
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »

The 1973 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1973 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with an 8-2 record and lost to Nebraska in the 1974 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 at Miami* Orange BowlMiami, FL L 15-20   30,080
September 29 7:30 PM Texas Tech Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Rivalry) W 28-12   77,809
October 6 7:30 PM Wake Forest* Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 41-0   51,700
October 13 12:30 PM vs. #6 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC L 52-13   72,204
October 20 2:00 PM at Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 34-6   45,348
October 27 7:30 PM Rice Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 55-13   62,300
November 3 2:00 PM at SMU #19 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX ABC W 42-14   35,096
November 10 2:00 PM Baylor #13 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 42-6   64,500
November 17 2:00 PM TCU #11 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 52-7   50,000
November 22 1:30 PM at Texas A&M #11 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 42-13   53,000
January 1 1:00 PM vs. #12 Nebraska* #8 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 3-19   67,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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