1975 Texas Longhorns football team

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1975 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Southwest Conference Co-Champions
Bluebonnet Bowl vs. #10 Colorado, W 38–21
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #6
1975 record 10–2 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Offensive coordinator Don Breaux
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Mike Campbell
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »

The 1975 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1975 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9-2-0 record and defeated #10 Colorado in the 1975 Bluebonnet Bowl, 38-21.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 6:30 PM Colorado State* #12 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 46-0   46,400
September 20 2:30 PM at Washington* #8 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 28-10   56,000
September 27 6:30 PM Texas Tech #6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 42-18   77,809
October 4 6:30 PM Utah State* #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 61-7   40,130
October 11 1:00 PM vs. #2 Oklahoma* #5 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 17-24   72,204
October 18 2:30 PM at #20 Arkansas #8 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) ABC W 24-18   43,860
October 25 6:30 PM Rice #8 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 41-9   55,000
November 1 2:00 PM at SMU #8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 30-22   35,010
November 8 1:00 PM Baylor #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 37-21   75,500
November 15 2:30 PM TCU #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 27-11   34,500
November 28 2:30 PM at #2 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ABC L 10-20   56,679
December 27 3:00 PM vs. #10 Colorado* #9 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) CBS W 38-21   52,748
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Game summaries[edit]

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
TCU 0 3 0 8 11
• Texas 14 0 6 7 27

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1975 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Bob Simmons Guard 3 77 New Orleans Saints
Marty Akins Defensive Back 11 315 St. Louis Cardinals
Will Wilcox Guard 13 365 Buffalo Bills
Rick Thurman Tackle 14 388 Kansas City Chiefs

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Bob Simmons, Tackle, Consensus All-American[4]

References[edit]