1997 Texas Longhorns football team

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1997 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Conference Big 12 Conference
South Division
1997 record 4–7 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coach John Mackovic
Offensive coordinator Gene Dahlquist
Defensive coordinator Bobby Jack Wright
Home stadium Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,512)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Nebraska xy   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State x   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
South
#20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
#24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were represented in the Big 12 Conference in the South Division. They played their home games at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The team was coached by head coach John Mackovic, who was fired after the conclusion of the regular season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 6:00 PM Rutgers* #12 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX FSN W 48–14   70,882
September 13 2:30 PM UCLA* #11 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC L 3–66   77,203
September 27 11:00 AM at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX ABC W 38–31   53,811
October 4 11:30 AM at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK FSN L 16–42   43,100
October 11 2:30 PM vs. Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 27–24   75,587
October 18 1:00 PM at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 29–37   48,451
October 25 2:30 PM Colorado Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC L 30–47   78,005
November 1 1:00 PM at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX L 21–23   42,719
November 8 6:00 PM Texas Tech Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs) FSN L 10–24   76,110
November 15 1:00 PM Kansas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 45–31   68,097
November 26 10:00 AM at #15 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ABC L 16–27   75,349
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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