1943 Texas Longhorns football team

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1943 Texas Longhorns football
Southwest Conference champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
AP No. 14
1943 record 7–1–1 (5–0 SWC)
Head coach Dana X. Bible (7th season)
Home stadium War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Texas $ 5 0 0     7 1 1
Texas A&M 4 1 0     7 2 1
Rice 2 3 0     3 7 0
SMU 2 3 0     2 7 0
TCU 1 4 0     2 6 0
Arkansas 1 4 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1943 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1943 college football season. Before the season began, Tom Landry left the Longhorns and joined the Army Air Corps.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25 Blackland Army Air Field* Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 65–6  
October 2 No. 11 Southwestern* Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 7–14  
October 9 vs. Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 13–7  
October 16 Arkansas Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 34–0  
October 23 Rice No. 16 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 58–0  
October 30 at SMU No. 16 Dallas, TX W 20–0  
November 13 TCU No. 16 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 46–7  
November 25 at No. 16 Texas A&M No. 12 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 27–13  
January 1, 1944 vs. Randolph Field* No. 14 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) T 7–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Joe Parker, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giants Among Men, Jack Cavanaugh, p.27, 2008, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6717-6
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2009-12-11.