1968 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1968 Arkansas Razorbacks football
SWC champion
Sugar Bowl, W 16–2 vs. Georgia
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 6
1968 record 10–1 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (11th year)
Captain Gary Adams
Captain Jim Barnes
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »
1968 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Arkansas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
#3 Texas + 6 1 0     9 1 1
#14 SMU 5 2 0     8 3 0
Texas Tech 4 3 0     5 3 2
Baylor 3 4 0     3 7 0
Texas A&M 2 5 0     3 7 0
TCU 2 5 0     3 7 0
Rice 0 7 0     0 9 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1968 college football season. In their 11th year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled a 10–1 record (6–1 against SWC opponents), won the SWC championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 350 to 189.[1][2] The team finished the season ranked #6 in the final AP Poll and #9 in the final UPI Coaches Poll and went on to defeat Georgia in the 1969 Sugar Bowl. Offensive guard Jim Barnes was selected by the AP and Central Press as a first-team player on the 1968 College Football All-America Team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21, 1968 Oklahoma State* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 32–15   53,307
September 28, 1968 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 56–13   41,712
October 5, 1968 at TCU No. 20 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 17–7   41,126
October 12, 1968 Baylor No. 14 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 35–19   41,429
October 19, 1968 at No. 17 Texas No. 9 Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 29–39   66,397
October 26, 1968 North Texas* No. 16 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 17–15   45,802
November 2, 1968 at Texas A&M No. 17 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 25–22   41,925
November 9, 1968 Rice No. 14 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 46–21   43,817
November 16, 1968 SMU No. 10 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 35–29   49,112
November 23, 1968 at Texas Tech No. 6 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 42–7   48,165
January 1, 1969 vs. No. 4 Georgia No. 9 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 16–2   82,113
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sugar Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 10 0 6 16
Bulldogs 0 2 0 0 2

Georgia's number-one ranked defense matched up against Arkansas ninth-ranked offense on New Year's Day in New Orleans.

Razorback QB Bill Montgomery led the only scoring drive, capped with a 23 yard strike to Chuck Dicus. Georgia responded with David McKnight tackling Razorback Bill Burnett in the end zone for a safety, after which Razorback kicker Bob White took over, adding three unanswered field goals. The game ended with a 16–2 Razorback win. Chuck Dicus caught twelve passes for 169 yards and a score, and was named player of the game.

Source: Razorback Bowl History – 1969 Sugar Bowl


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1968 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015.