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1997 Texas Longhorns football
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ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
1997 record4–7 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coachJohn Mackovic
Offensive coordinatorGene Dahlquist
Defensive coordinatorBobby Jack Wright
Home stadiumDarrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,512)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Nebraska x   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
South
#20 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
#24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech*   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
*Ineligible for conference championship game and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were represented in the Big 12 Conference in the South Division. They played their home games at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The team was coached by head coach John Mackovic, who was fired after the conclusion of the regular season.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6* 6:00 PM Rutgers #12 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX FSN W 48–14   70,882
September 13* 2:30 PM UCLA #11 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC L 3–66   77,203
September 27* 11:00 AM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX ABC W 38–31   53,811
October 4 11:30 AM at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK FSN L 16–42   43,100
October 11 2:30 PM vs. Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC W 27–24   75,587
October 18 1:00 PM at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 29–37   48,451
October 25 2:30 PM Colorado Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC L 30–47   78,005
November 1 1:00 PM at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX L 21–23   42,719
November 8 6:00 PM Texas Tech Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs) FSN L 10–24   76,110
November 15 1:00 PM Kansas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 45–31   68,097
November 26 10:00 AM at #15 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ABC L 16–27   75,349
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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