1961 Texas Longhorns football team

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1961 Texas Longhorns football
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Southwest Conference Co-Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic vs. #5 Ole Miss, W 12–7
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 3
1961 record 10–1 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Texas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
#9 Arkansas + 6 1 0     8 3 0
#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.

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. MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Official website of the Texas Longhorns – Texas Football. MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2011.