1969 Texas Longhorns football team
|1969 Texas Longhorns football|
Consensus national champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
|1969 record||11–0 (7–0 SWC)|
|Head coach||Darrell Royal|
|Offensive coordinator||Emory Bellard|
|Defensive coordinator||Mike Campbell|
|Home stadium||Texas Memorial Stadium
|1969 Southwest Conference football standings|
|#1 Texas $||7||–||0||–||0||11||–||0||–||0|
The 1969 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1969 college football season. The Longhorns won all of their games to finish 11–0 and win their second consensus national championship in school history. The first title was six seasons earlier, in 1963.
The 1969 team is the last all-white team to be named consensus national champions with the onset of racial integration. Julius Whittier, the first African-American player in Texas football history, was enrolled at UT as a Freshman, but not eligible to play due to NCAA rules barring freshmen from playing varsity football and basketball.
The Longhorns finished the 1969 regular season with an 11–0 record, and defeated ninth-ranked Notre Dame 21–17 in the 1970 Cotton Bowl Classic. It was the Longhorns 20th consecutive victory and second straight Cotton Bowl Classic title. Notre Dame played in its first bowl game in 45 years and second overall; the only other bowl appearance was in the 1925 Rose Bowl.
|September 20||3:00 PM||at California*||No. 4||California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA||ABC||W 17–0||33,702|
|September 27||7:30 PM||Texas Tech||No. 4||Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry)||W 49–7||65,200|
|October 4||7:00 PM||Navy*||No. 2||Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX||W 56–17||63,500|
|October 11||1:00 PM||vs. No. 8 Oklahoma*||No. 2||Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Red River Shootout)||ABC||W 27–17||71,938|
|October 25||1:30 PM||Rice||No. 2||Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX||W 31–0||61,500|
|November 1||1:00 PM||at SMU||No. 2||Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX||W 45–14||55,287|
|November 8||2:00 PM||Baylor||No. 2||Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX||W 56–14||55,000|
|November 15||2:00 PM||TCU||No. 2||Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX||W 69–7||51,000|
|November 27||1:00 PM||at Texas A&M||No. 1||Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Rivalry)||W 49–12||51,160|
|December 6||12:00 PM||at No. 2 Arkansas||No. 1||Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Game of The Century)||ABC||W 15–14||47,500|
|January 1, 1970||1:00 PM||vs. No. 9 Notre Dame*||No. 1||Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic)||CBS||W 21–17||71,938|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
1969 team players in the NFL
|Bob McKay||T||1||21||Cleveland Browns|
|Leo Brooks||DT||2||31||Houston Oilers|
|Ted Koy||RB||2||50||Oakland Raiders|
Awards and honors
- Drape, Joe (December 23, 2005). "Changing the Face of Texas Football". The New York Times.
- Pro Football Reference.com - 1970 NFL Draft