1941 Texas Longhorns football team

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1941 Texas Longhorns football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 4
1941 record8–1–1 (4–1–1 SWC)
Head coachDana X. Bible (5th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 Texas A&M $ 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 4 Texas 4 1 1     8 1 1
TCU 4 1 1     7 3 1
Rice 3 2 1     6 3 1
SMU 2 4 0     5 5 0
Baylor 1 4 1     3 6 1
Arkansas 0 6 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Texas Longhorns football team was an American football team that represented the University of Texas as a member of the Southwest Conference during the 1941 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Dana X. Bible, the Longhorns compiled an 8–1–1 record (4–1–1 against conference opponents), won the Southwest Conference championship, were ranked No. 4 in the final AP Poll, and was outscored by a total of 338 to 55.[1]

Four Longhorns were selected as first-team players on the 1941 All-Southwest Conference football team: fullback Pete Layden, halfback Jack Crain, end Malcolm Kutner, and guard Chal Daniel. Kutner was also selected by the Associated Press, International News Service and Collier's as a first-team All-American and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

On November 3, 1941, the Longhorns became the first Texas Longhorns football team to reach No. 1 in the AP Poll.[2] They were recognized as national champions by Berryman QPRS, James Howell, and the Williamson System.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at Colorado*W 34–615,000[4]
October 4LSU*W 34–018,000[5]
October 11vs. Oklahoma*W 40–742,000[6]
October 18ArkansasNo. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 48–1423,000[7]
October 25RiceNo. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 40–042,000[8]
November 1at No. 20 SMUNo. 2
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 34–023,000[9]
November 8at BaylorNo. 1T 7–7[10]
November 15TCUNo. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
L 7–1423,000[11]
November 27at No. 2 Texas A&MNo. 10W 23–040,000[12]
December 6Oregon*No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 71–727,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1941 Texas Longhorns Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Texas Passes Minnesota in National Ranking: Longhorns Out Front First Time". Associated Press. November 4, 1941.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2015-12-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Wilbur Evans (September 28, 1941). "15,000 See Superior Texas Team Trounce Colorado U. by 34-6". Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Weldon Hart (October 5, 1941). "U.T. Eleven Proves It Can Go In Mud, Beating L.S.U., 34-0". The Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Wilbur Evans (October 12, 1941). "Crain Sparks Thundering U.T. Eleven to Smashing Victory Over Sooners Before 42,000". Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Weldon Hart (October 19, 1941). "Steers Too Powerful, Hogs Fall by 48-14 Before Bible Machine". The Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Wilbur Evans (October 26, 1941). "Longhorns Roar Over Rice at 40-0 Speed". Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Weldon Hart (November 2, 1941). "Steers Crush Mustangs To Bury 8-Year Jinx". The Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 15, 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Wilbur Evans (November 9, 1941). "Baylor Rises From Depths To Tie Mighty Steers, 7-7". The Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 13, 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Weldon Hart (November 16, 1941). "T.C.U. Frogs Lambast Longhorns by 14-7 To End Glory Reign". The Austin American-Statesman. pp. 1, 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Wilbur Evans (November 28, 1941). "Longhorns Click To Smash Aggies' Jinx". The Austin American. pp. 1, 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Weldon Hart (December 7, 1941). "Longhorns Shatter Oregon by 71-7". The Austin American Statesman. pp. 1, 20 – via Newspapers.com.