1981 Texas Longhorns football team

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1981 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 2
1981 record 10–1–1 (6–1–1 SWC)
Head coach Fred Akers
Offensive coordinator Ron Toman
Defensive coordinator Leon Fuller
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 SMU $ 7 1 0     10 1 0
#2 Texas 6 1 1     10 1 1
Houston 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arkansas 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas A&M 4 4 0     7 5 0
Rice 3 5 0     4 7 0
Baylor 3 5 0     5 6 0
TCU 1 6 1     2 7 2
Texas Tech 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9–1–1 record and defeated Alabama in the 1982 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 7:00 PM Rice No. 8 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 31–3   68,497
September 19 7:00 PM North Texas State* No. 6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 23–10   58,638
September 26 7:00 PM No. 14 Miami* No. 4 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 14–7   74,653
October 10 11:30 AM vs. No. 10 Oklahoma* No. 3 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 34–14   75,587
October 17 2:30 PM at Arkansas No. 1 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) ABC L 11–42   44,031
October 24 1:30 PM at No. 8 SMU No. 10 Texas StadiumIrving, TX W 9–7   60,777
October 31 1:00 PM Texas Tech No. 6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 26–9   56,439
November 7 7:30 PM at Houston No. 5 AstrodomeHouston, TX T 14–14   52,589
November 14 1:00 PM TCU No. 10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 31–15   60,038
November 21 1:00 PM Baylor No. 8 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 34–12   72,806
November 26 2:00 PM at Texas A&M No. 7 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) CBS W 21–13   71,731
January 1 1:00 PM vs. No. 3 Alabama* No. 2 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 14–12   73,243
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Game summaries[edit]

Baylor[edit]

Baylor at #8 Texas
1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 0 12 0 0 12
Texas 20 0 0 14 34

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