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1972 Texas Longhorns football
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Southwest Conference Champions
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 3
1972 record10–1 (7–0 SWC)
Head coachDarrell Royal
Offensive coordinatorFred Akers
Defensive coordinatorMike Campbell
Home stadiumTexas 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.

ScheduleEdit

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. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
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