1972 Texas Longhorns football team

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1972 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Southwest Conference Champions
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #3
1972 record 10–1 (7–0 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Offensive coordinator Fred Akers
Defensive coordinator Mike Campbell
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »

The 1972 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1972 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9–1 record and defeated Alabama in the 1973 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 Miami* #14 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 23–10   62,000
September 30 7:30 PM at Texas Tech #12 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (Rivalry) W 25–20   52,187
October 7 7:30 PM Utah State* #9 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 27–12   58,122
October 14 2:50 PM vs. #2 Oklahoma* #10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC L 0–27   72,030
October 21 #17 Arkansas #14 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) ABC W 35–15   80,844
October 28 7:30 PM at Rice #10 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 45–9   65,000
November 4 2:00 PM SMU #9 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 17–9   72,500
November 11 2:00 PM at Baylor #9 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 17–3   48,394
November 18 2:00 PM at TCU #7 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 27–0   33,536
November 23 8:05 PM Texas A&M #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) ABC W 38–3   68,000
January 1 1:00 PM vs. #4 Alabama* #7 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 17–13   72,032
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of the Texas Longhorns – Texas Football". MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2012-09-17.