1961 Texas Longhorns football team

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1961 Texas Longhorns football
Southwest Conference co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 3
1961 record 10–1 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal (5th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Texas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 9 Arkansas + 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 17 Rice 5 2 0     7 4 0
Texas A&M 3 4 0     4 5 1
TCU 2 4 1     3 5 2
Baylor 2 5 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 6 0
SMU 1 5 1     2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1961 college football season. The 1961 season was first season that Texas wore the "Bevo" Longhorn decal on their helmets. Texas debuted the helmet decal in season opener against Cal in Berkley, and have continued to wear it ever since.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 3:30 PM at California* No. 4 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 28–3   41,500
September 30 7:30 PM Texas Tech No. 6 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Rivalry) W 42–14   43,500
October 7 7:30 PM Washington State* No. 5 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 41–8   40,000
October 14 2:00 PM vs. Oklahoma* No. 4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 28–7   75,504
October 21 2:00 PM at No. 10 Arkansas No. 3 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 33–7   33,000
October 27 7:30 PM Rice No. 3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 34–7   62,310
November 4 2:00 PM at SMU No. 3 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 27–0   41,000
November 11 2:00 PM Baylor No. 1 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 33–7   62,000
November 18 2:00 PM TCU No. 1 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 0–6   50,000
November 23 1:30 PM at Texas A&M No. 4 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ABC W 21–14   42,000
January 1 1:30 PM vs. No. 5 Ole Miss* No. 3 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 12–7   75,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Mike Cotten, Quarterback, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player
  • Bob Moses, End, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player
  • Jimmy Saxton, Back, Consensus All-American[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website of the Texas Longhorns – Texas Football Archived 2010-11-01 at the Wayback Machine.. MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Official website of the Texas Longhorns – Texas Football Archived 2010-11-01 at the Wayback Machine.. MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2011.