1961 Texas Longhorns Football Team
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1961 Texas Longhorns Football Team
1961 Texas Longhorns football
Southwest Conference co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 3
1961 record10-1 (6-1 SWC)
Head coachDarrell Royal (5th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Texas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 9 Arkansas + 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 17 Rice 5 2 0     7 4 0
Texas A&M 3 4 0     4 5 1
TCU 2 4 1     3 5 2
Baylor 2 5 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 6 0
SMU 1 5 1     2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. The 1961 season was first season that Texas wore the "Bevo" Longhorn decal on their helmets. Texas debuted the helmet decal in season opener against Cal in Berkley, and have continued to wear it ever since.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 233:30 p.m.at California*No. 4W 28-341,500
September 307:30 p.m.Texas TechNo. 6W 42-1443,500
October 77:30 p.m.Washington State*No. 5
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 41-840,000
October 142:00 p.m.vs. Oklahoma*No. 4ABCW 28-775,504
October 212:00 p.m.at No. 10 ArkansasNo. 3W 33-733,000
October 277:30 p.m.RiceNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 34-762,310
November 42:00 p.m.at SMUNo. 3
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 27-041,000
November 112:00 p.m.BaylorNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 33-762,000
November 182:00 p.m.TCUNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
L 0-650,000
November 231:30 p.m.at Texas A&MNo. 4ABCW 25-042,000
January 11:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Ole Miss*No. 3
CBSW 12-775,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Awards and honors

  • Mike Cotten, Quarterback, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player
  • Bob Moses, End, Cotton Bowl co-Most Valuable Player
  • Jimmy Saxton, Back, Consensus All-American[2]

References

  1. ^ Official website of the Texas Longhorns - Texas Football Archived 2010-11-01 at the Wayback Machine. MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Official website of the Texas Longhorns - Texas Football Archived 2010-11-01 at the Wayback Machine. MackBrown-TexasFootball.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2011.



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