1971 Texas Longhorns football team

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1971 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Southwest Conference champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 18
1971 record8–3 (6–1 SWC)
Head coachDarrell Royal (15th season)
Offensive coordinatorEmory Bellard
Defensive coordinatorMike Campbell
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 18 Texas $ 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 16 Arkansas 5 1 1     8 3 1
TCU 5 2 0     6 4 1
Texas A&M 4 3 0     5 6 0
SMU 3 4 0     4 7 0
Rice 2 4 1     3 7 1
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 7 0
Baylor 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 183:30 p.m.at UCLA*No. 3ABCW 28–1036,504
September 254:00 p.m.Texas TechNo. 3W 28–076,639
October 24:00 p.m.Oregon*No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 35–766,500
October 92:00 p.m.vs. No. 9 Oklahoma*No. 3CBSL 27–4873,580
October 163:00 p.m.at No. 16 ArkansasNo. 10ABCL 7–3154,446
October 232:00 p.m.RiceNo. 16
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 39–1061,000
October 302:00 p.m.at SMUNo. 14
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 22–1840,551
November 62:00 p.m.BaylorNo. 15
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 24–054,500
November 132:00 p.m.TCUNo. 13
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 31–063,500
November 251:30 p.m.at Texas A&MNo. 12W 34–1453,000
January 1, 19721:00 p.m.vs. No. 10 Penn State*No. 12
CBSL 6–3072,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Oregon[edit]

1 234Total
Oregon 0 007 7
Texas 7 7714 35

Source:[2]

NFL Draft[edit]

Two seniors from the 1971 Longhorns were selected in the 1972 NFL Draft:[3]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Jim Bertelsen RB 2 30 Los Angeles Rams
Eddie Phillips QB 4 95 Los Angeles Rams

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Cawood, Neil (October 3, 1971). "Oregon overpowered by Longhorns, 35-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1C.
  3. ^ Pro Football Reference.com - 1972 NFL Draft