1981 Texas Longhorns football
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Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
1981 record10–1–1 (6–1–1 SWC)
Head coachFred Akers
Offensive coordinatorRon Toman
Defensive coordinatorLeon Fuller
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 SMU 7 1 0     10 1 0
#5 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.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9–1–1 record and defeated Alabama in the 1982 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 7:00 PM Rice #8 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 31–3   68,497
September 19* 7:00 PM North Texas State #6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 23–10   58,638
September 26* 7:00 PM #14 Miami #4 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 14–7   74,653
October 10* 11:30 AM vs. #10 Oklahoma #3 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 34–14   75,587
October 17 2:30 PM at Arkansas #1 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) ABC L 11–42   44,031
October 24 1:30 PM at #8 SMU #10 Texas StadiumIrving, TX W 9–7   60,777
October 31 1:00 PM Texas Tech #6 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 26–9   56,439
November 7 7:30 PM at Houston #5 AstrodomeHouston, TX T 14–14   52,589
November 14 1:00 PM TCU #10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 31–15   60,038
November 21 1:00 PM Baylor #8 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 34–12   72,806
November 26 2:00 PM at Texas A&M #7 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) CBS W 21–13   71,731
January 1* 1:00 PM vs. #3 Alabama #6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 14–12   73,243
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Game notes[edit | edit source]

Baylor[edit | edit source]

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


References[edit | edit source]

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