1983 Texas Longhorns football team

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1983 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Southwest Conference champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 5
1983 record 11–1 (8–0 SWC)
Head coach Fred Akers (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Ron Toman (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator David McWilliams (2nd year)
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Texas $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
#12 SMU 7 1 0     10 2 0
Baylor 4 3 1     7 4 1
Texas A&M 4 3 1     5 5 1
Arkansas 4 4 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 3 4 1     3 7 1
Houston 3 5 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 6 1     1 8 2
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11–0 record and lost to Georgia in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 17 11:30 AM CDT at No. 5 Auburn* No. 3 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL CBS W 20-7   73,500
September 24 7:00 PM CDT North Texas State* No. 2 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 26-6   71,202
October 1 7:00 PM CDT Rice No. 2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 42-6   70,005
October 8 2:00 PM CDT vs. No. 8 Oklahoma* No. 2 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) W 28-16   75,587
October 15 11:30 AM CDT at Arkansas No. 2 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) CBS W 31-3   54,882
October 22 2:50 PM CDT at No. 9 SMU No. 2 Texas StadiumIrving, TX CBS W 15-12   63,805
October 29 1:00 PM CDT Texas Tech No. 2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 20-3   75,402
November 5 2:00 PM CST at Houston No. 2 AstrodomeHouston, TX W 9-3   47,103
November 12 1:00 PM CST TCU No. 2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 20-14   61,156
November 19 1:00 PM CST Baylor No. 2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 24-21   76,208
November 26 11:30 AM CST at Texas A&M No. 2 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ABC W 45-13   76,751
January 2 12:30 PM CST vs. No. 7 Georgia* No. 2 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 9-10   67,891
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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