1979 Texas Longhorns football team

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1979 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Sun Bowl vs. Washington, L 7–14
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #12
1979 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
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Houston § 7 1 0     11 1 0
#8 Arkansas § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#12 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
#14 Baylor 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas A&M 4 4 0     6 5 0
SMU 3 5 0     5 6 0
Texas Tech 2 5 1     3 6 2
TCU 1 6 1     2 8 1
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9-2 record and lost to Washington in the 1979 Sun Bowl.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 7:00 PM Iowa State* #4 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 17-9   73,652
September 29 1:30 PM at #5 Missouri* #4 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 21-0   75,136
October 6 7:00 PM Rice #4 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 26-9   65,227
October 13 3:00 PM vs. #3 Oklahoma* #4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 16-7   72,032
October 20 3:00 PM at #10 Arkansas #2 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) ABC L 14-17   55,838
October 27 1:30 PM at SMU #9 Texas StadiumIrving, TX W 30-6   53,327
November 3 2:00 PM Texas Tech #8 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 14-6   77,809
November 10 7:30 PM at #5 Houston #8 AstrodomeHouston, TX W 21-13   53,650
November 17 2:00 PM TCU #6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 35-10   61,597
November 24 2:00 PM #17 Baylor #6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 13-0   63,288
December 1 1:30 PM at Texas A&M #6 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) L 7-13   69,017
December 22 12:30 PM vs. #13 Washington* #11 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 7-14   33,412
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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