1978 Texas Longhorns football team

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1978 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Sun Bowl Champions
Sun Bowl vs. Maryland, W 42–0
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #9
1978 record 9–3 (6–2 SWC)
Head coach Fred Akers
Offensive coordinator Leon Manley
Defensive coordinator Leon Fuller
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Houston 7 1 0     9 3 0
#11 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 2 1
#9 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 4 0
#19 Texas A&M 4 4 0     8 4 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 6 1
Baylor 3 5 0     3 8 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 9 0
TCU 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with an 8-3 record and defeated Maryland in the Sun Bowl.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 7:30 PM at Rice #7 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 34-0   62,000
September 23 7:00 PM Wyoming* #6 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 17-3   60,000
September 30 7:30 PM at Texas Tech #6 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (Rivalry) W 24-7   54,012
October 7 11:50 AM vs. #1 Oklahoma* #6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC L 10-31   72,032
October 14 7:00 PM North Texas State* #12 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 26-16   63,000
October 21 11:50 AM #3 Arkansas #8 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) ABC W 28-21   78,000
October 28 2:00 PM SMU #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 22-3   65,289
November 11 2:15 PM #8 Houston #6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 7-10   83,053
November 18 2:00 PM at TCU #9 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 41-0   20,014
November 25 2:00 PM at Baylor #9 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX ABC L 38-14   31,500
December 2 8:00 PM Texas A&M #14 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) ABC W 22-7   78,413
December 23 12:30 PM vs. #13 Maryland* #14 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 42-0   32,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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