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Contents: 1940 - 1941 - 1942 - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - 1946 - 1947 - 1948 - 1949


1940Edit

1940 Texas Longhorns football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1940 record8-2 (4-2 SWC)
Head coachDana X. Bible
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →

The 1940 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1940 NCAA college football season. The main highlight of the season was the Impossible Catch by Noble Doss against Texas A&M which set up the only score of the game.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 28* Colorado Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 39–7  
October 5* at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 13–6  
October 12* vs. Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 19–16  
October 19 at Arkansas #14 Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 21–0  
October 26 at Rice #21 Rice FieldHouston, Texas L 0–13  
November 2 SMU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 13–21  
November 9 Baylor Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 13–0  
November 16 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 21–14  
November 28 Texas A&M Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 7–0  
December 7* at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 26–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
[1]

1941Edit

1941 Texas Longhorns football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 4
1941 record8-1-1 (4-1-1 SWC)
Head coachDana X. Bible
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →

On November 3, 1941, the Longhorns became the first Texas Longhorn football team to reach #1 in the AP Poll.[2] They were crowned National Champions by four different rating systems: Clyde Berryman, James Howell, Loren Maxwell, and the Williamson System.[3] None of these rating system's however were deemed major rating systems by the NCAA. Therefore, the 1941 National Championship is not officially recognized by the NCAA or the University of Texas.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27* at Colorado Colorado StadiumBoulder, CO W 34–6  
October 4* LSU Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 34–0  
October 11* vs. Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 40–7  
October 18 Arkansas #2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 48–14  
October 25 Rice #2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 40–0  
November 1 at #20 SMU #2 Dallas, TX W 34–0  
November 8 at Baylor #1 Waco StadiumWaco, TX T 7–7  
November 15 TCU #2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 7–14  
November 27 at #2 Texas A&M #10 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 23–0  
December 6* Oregon #4 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 71–7  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
[4]

1942Edit

1942 Texas Longhorns football
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Southwest Conference Champions
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 11
1942 record9-2 (5-1 SWC)
Head coachDana X. Bible
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19* Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 40–0  
September 26* Kansas State Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 64–0  
October 3* at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 0–3  
October 10* vs. Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 7–0  
October 17 at Arkansas #20 Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) W 47–6  
October 25 at Rice #15 Rice FieldHouston, Texas W 12–7  
October 31 SMU #17 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 21–7  
November 7 Baylor #14 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 20–0  
November 14 at TCU #8 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 7–13  
November 26 Texas A&M #18 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 12–6  
January 1, 1943* vs. #5 [[{{{school}}}|Georgia Tech]] #11 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 14–7  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
[5]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Jack Freeman, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player
  • Roy McKay, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player
  • Stanley Mauldin, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player

1943Edit

1943 Texas Longhorns football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 14
1943 record7-1-1 (5-0 SWC)
Head coachDana X. Bible
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →

Before the season began, Tom Landry left the Longhorns and joined the Army Air Corps.[6]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25* Blackland Army Air Field Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 65–6  
October 2* #11 Southwestern Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 7–14  
October 9* vs. Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 13–7  
October 16 Arkansas Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 34–0  
October 23 Rice #16 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 58–0  
October 30 at SMU #16 Dallas, TX W 20–0  
November 13 TCU #16 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 46–7  
November 25 at #16 Texas A&M #12 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 27–13  
January 1, 1944* vs. Randolph Field #14 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) T 7–7  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
[7]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Joe Parker, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player

1944Edit

1944 Texas Longhorns football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1944 record5-4 (3-2 SWC)
Head coachDana X. Bible
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 30* Southwestern Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 20–0  
October 7* #4 Randolph Field Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 6–42  
October 14* vs. Oklahoma Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 20–0  
October 21 at Arkansas Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) W 19–0  
October 28 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, Texas L 0–7  
November 4 SMU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 34–7  
November 11* Oklahoma A&M Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 8–13  
November 18 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 6–7  
November 30 Texas A&M Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 6–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
[8]

1945Edit

1945 Texas Longhorns football
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Southwest Conference Champions
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 10
1945 record10-1 (5-1 SWC)
Head coachDana X. Bible
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22* Bergstrom Field Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 13–7  
September 29* Southwestern Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 46–0  
October 6* Texas Tech Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 33–0  
October 13* vs. Oklahoma #10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 12–7  
October 20 at Arkansas #10 Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) W 34–7  
October 27 Rice #9 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 6–7  
November 3 at SMU #19 Dallas, TX W 12–7  
November 10 Baylor #17 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 21–14  
November 17 TCU #17 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 20–0  
November 29 at Texas A&M #10 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 20–10  
January 1, 1946* vs. Missouri #10 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 40–27  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
[9]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Hub Bechtol, End, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player
  • Bobby Layne, Back, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player
  • Hub Bechtol, Consensus All-American[10]

1946Edit

1946 Texas Longhorns football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 15
1946 record8–2 (4–2 SWC)
Head coachDana X. Bible
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →

1947Edit

1947 Texas Longhorns football
Sugar Bowl Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. #6 Alabama, W 27–7
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 5
1947 record10-1 (5-1 SWC)
Head coachBlair Cherry
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 40,500)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

The 1947 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1947 NCAA college football season. They were crowned National Champions by the Massey Ratings System, however this poll selection is not deemed major by the NCAA therefore the school does not officially recognize the 1947 season as National Champions.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20* Texas Tech Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Rivalry) W 33–0  
September 27* at Oregon Hayward FieldEugene, OR W 38–13  
October 4* #19 North Carolina Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 34–0  
October 11* vs. #15 Oklahoma #3 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 34–14  
October 18 Arkansas #3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 21–6  
October 25 Rice #3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 12–0  
November 1 at #8 SMU #3 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 13–14  
November 8 Baylor #8 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 28–7  
November 15 TCU #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 20–0  
November 27 at Texas A&M #7 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 32–13  
January 1, 1948* vs. #6 Alabama #5 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 27–7  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
[11]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Bobby Layne, Quarterback, Sugar Bowl Most Valuable Player
  • Bobby Layne, Consensus All-American[12]

1948Edit

1948 Texas Longhorns football
Orange Bowl Champions
Orange Bowl vs. #8 Georgia, W 41–28
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1948 record7-3-1 (4-1-1 SWC)
Head coachBlair Cherry
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

The 1948 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1948 NCAA college football season. After the season, Tom Landry signed with the New York Yanks of the All-America Football Conference.[13]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 18* LSU Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 33–0  
September 25* at #2 North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 7–34  
October 2* New Mexico Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 47–0  
October 9* vs. Oklahoma #16 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 14–20  
October 16 Arkansas Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) W 14–6  
October 23 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX W 20–7  
October 30 #11 SMU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 6–21  
November 6 at Baylor Waco StadiumWaco, TX W 13–10  
November 13 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 14–7  
November 25 Texas A&M Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) T 14–14  
January 1, 1949* vs. #8 Georgia Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) W 41–28  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1949Edit

1949 Texas Longhorns football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1949 record6-4 (3-3 SWC)
Head coachBlair Cherry
Home stadiumTexas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →

The 1949 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1949 NCAA college football season.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17* Texas Tech Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Rivalry) W 43–0  
September 24* at Temple Temple StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 54–0  
October 4* Idaho Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 56–7  
October 8* vs. #3 Oklahoma #12 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) L 14–20  
October 15 Arkansas #16 Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 27–14  
October 22 #9 Rice #10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 15–17  
October 29 at #11 SMU #19 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX L 6–7  
November 5 #6 Baylor Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 20–0  
November 12 TCU #13 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 13–14  
November 24 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 42–14  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
[14]

ReferencesEdit

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