1969 Texas Longhorns football team

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1969 Texas Longhorns football
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Consensus national champion
SWC champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1969 record 11–0 (7–0 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Offensive coordinator Emory Bellard
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Mike Campbell
Base defense 4–4
Captain Ted Koy
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 66,397)
Seasons
« 1968 1970 »
1969 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Texas $ 7 0 0     11 0 0
#7 Arkansas 6 1 0     9 2 0
Texas Tech 4 3 0     5 5 0
TCU 4 3 0     4 6 0
SMU 3 4 0     3 7 0
Rice 2 5 0     3 7 0
Texas A&M 2 5 0     3 7 0
Baylor 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

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.[1] 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.[2]

Schedule[edit]

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.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 20 3:00 PM at California* No. 4 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ABC W 17–0   33,702
September 27 7:30 PM Texas Tech No. 4 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, 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 BowlDallas, 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 FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 49–12   51,160
December 6 12:00 PM at No. 2 Arkansas No. 1 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, 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. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1969 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following 1969 Longhorns were selected in the 1970 NFL Draft:[4]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Bob McKay T 1 21 Cleveland Browns
Leo Brooks DT 2 31 Houston Oilers
Ted Koy RB 2 50 Oakland Raiders

Awards and honors[edit]

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