1979 Texas Longhorns football team

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1979 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Sun Bowl vs. Washington, L 7–14
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 12
1979 record 9–3 (6–2 SWC)
Head coach Fred Akers
Offensive coordinator Leon Manley
Defensive coordinator Leon Fuller
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Houston + 7 1 0     11 1 0
#8 Arkansas + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#12 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
#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.

Schedule[edit]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9-2 record and lost to Washington in the 1979 Sun Bowl.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 7:00 PM Iowa State* No. 4 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 17-9   73,652
September 29 1:30 PM at No. 5 Missouri* No. 4 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 21-0   75,136
October 6 7:00 PM Rice No. 4 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 26-9   65,227
October 13 3:00 PM vs. No. 3 Oklahoma* No. 4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 16-7   72,032
October 20 3:00 PM at No. 10 Arkansas No. 2 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) ABC L 14-17   55,838
October 27 1:30 PM at SMU No. 9 Texas StadiumIrving, TX W 30-6   53,327
November 3 2:00 PM Texas Tech No. 8 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 14-6   77,809
November 10 7:30 PM at No. 5 Houston No. 8 AstrodomeHouston, TX W 21-13   53,650
November 17 2:00 PM TCU No. 6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 35-10   61,597
November 24 2:00 PM No. 17 Baylor No. 6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 13-0   63,288
December 1 1:30 PM at Texas A&M No. 6 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) L 7-13   69,017
December 22 12:30 PM vs. No. 13 Washington* No. 11 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 7-14   33,412
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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