1979 Texas Longhorns football team

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1979 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Sun Bowl, L 7–14 vs. Washington
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 12
1979 record9–3 (6–2 SWC)
Head coachFred Akers (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorLeon Manley (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorLeon Fuller (3rd season)
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Houston + 7 1 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Arkansas + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 12 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
No. 14 Baylor 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas A&M 4 4 0     6 5 0
SMU 3 5 0     5 6 0
Texas Tech 2 5 1     3 6 2
TCU 1 6 1     2 8 1
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9–2 record and lost to Washington in the Sun Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 227:00 p.m.Iowa State*No. 4
  • Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 17–973,652
September 291:30 p.m.at No. 5 Missouri*No. 4W 21–075,136
October 67:00 p.m.RiceNo. 4
  • Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 26–965,227
October 133:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Oklahoma*No. 4ABCW 16–772,032
October 203:00 p.m.at No. 10 ArkansasNo. 2ABCL 14–1755,838
October 271:30 p.m.at SMUNo. 9W 30–653,327
November 32:00 p.m.Texas TechNo. 8
  • Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 14–677,809
November 107:30 p.m.at No. 5 HoustonNo. 8W 21–1353,650
November 172:00 p.m.TCUNo. 6
  • Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 35–1061,597
November 242:00 p.m.No. 17 BaylorNo. 6
  • Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 13–063,288
December 11:30 p.m.at Texas A&MNo. 6L 7–1369,017
December 2212:30 p.m.vs. No. 13 Washington*No. 11CBSL 7–1433,412
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Roster[edit]

  • PK John Goodson, Soph
  • A.J. "Jam" Jones (offense)
  • QB Donnie Little
  • TE Lawrence Sampleton, Soph

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved September 17, 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)