1970 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Coaches' Poll national champion
Southwest Conference champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 3
Record10–1 (7–0 SWC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorEmory Bellard
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorMike Campbell
Base defense4–4
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 66,397)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Texas $ 7 0 0 10 1 0
No. 11 Arkansas 6 1 0 9 2 0
Texas Tech 5 2 0 8 4 0
Rice 3 4 0 5 5 0
SMU 3 4 0 5 6 0
TCU 3 4 0 4 6 1
Baylor 1 6 0 2 9 0
Texas A&M 0 7 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1970 NCAA University Division football season. The Longhorns shared the national championship with Nebraska, their third national championship overall.[1] Texas had previously won consensus national titles in 1963 and 1969.

Utilizing a wishbone option offense, the defending national champion Longhorns won all ten regular season games to extend their winning streak to thirty games. They were again awarded the UPI (coaches) national title, released prior to the bowl games in early December.[2]

On New Year's Day 1971, Texas had a rematch with Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park in Dallas. This time, the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish won 24–11, denying top-ranked Texas a third straight Cotton Bowl victory and consecutive consensus national championship.[3][4]

Later that day, second-ranked Ohio State lost 27–17 to #12 Stanford in the Rose Bowl. That night, third-ranked Nebraska defeated #5 LSU 17–12 in the Orange Bowl to give the unbeaten Huskers (11–0–1) the post-bowl AP national championship.[3] Through the 1973 season, the final UPI coaches poll was released prior to the bowl games. (In December 1973, UPI champion Alabama also lost their bowl game.)

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 194:00 p.m.California*No. 2W 56–1561,000
September 267:30 p.m.at Texas TechNo. 2W 35–1350,000
October 34:00 p.m.No. 13 UCLA*No. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 20–1765,500
October 103:00 p.m.vs. Oklahoma*No. 2ABCW 41–971,938
October 247:30 p.m.at RiceNo. 2W 45–2170,500
October 312:00 p.m.SMUNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 42–1561,170
November 72:00 p.m.at BaylorNo. 1W 21–1435,000
November 142:00 p.m.at TCUNo. 2W 58–040,179
November 262:00 p.m.Texas A&MNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 52–1466,400
December 52:00 p.m.No. 4 ArkansasNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
ABCW 42–768,510
January 1, 19711:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 Notre Dame*No. 1
CBSL 11–2473,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Source:[5]


Game Summaries

vs. California

See also: 1970 California Golden Bears football team

California Golden Bears (0–1) vs. Texas Longhorns (0–0)
1 2 34Total
California 0 0 01515
No. 2 Texas 21 7 141456

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, September 19, 1970
  • Game time: 4:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Chance of Rain, 89 ° F
  • Game attendance: 61,000
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (10:51) UT – Steve Worster 2 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–0; 7 plays, 64 yards, 2:48
  • (9:20) UT – Steve Worster 11 yard run (Feller kick), UT 14–0; 4 plays, 23 yards, 1:27
  • (3:50) UT – Steve Worster 9 yard run (Feller kick), UT 21–0; 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:14
Second Quarter
  • (8:54) UT – Eddie Phillips 10 yard run (Feller kick), UT 28–0; 5 plays, 27 yards, 1:27
Third Quarter
  • (11:37) UT – Eddie Phillips 7 yard run (Feller kick), UT 35–0; 4 plays, 80 yards, 3:23
  • (7:42) UT – Steve Fleming 2 yard run (Feller kick), UT 42–0; 7 plays, 73 yards, 2:04
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:48) UT – Donnie Wigginton 14 yard run (Feller kick), UT 49–0; 10 plays, 81 yards, 3:22
  • (8:16) CAL – Isaac Curtis 20 yard pass from Steve Curtis (Wearsching kick), UT 49–7; 5 plays, 70 yards, 2:21
  • (7:08) UT – Gary Keithley 25 yard run (Feller kick), UT 56–7; 4 plays, 55 yards, 1:08
  • (2:20) CAL – Tim Todd 2 yard run (Todd pass from Steve Curtis), UT 56–15; 12 plays, 80 yards, 4:50
Statistics CAL TEX
First downs 21 29
Total yards 356 556
Rushes/yards 41/116 62/443
Passing yards 240 113
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 16–30–3 7–18–0
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
California Passing TEAM 16–30, 240 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs
Rushing TEAM 41 car, 116 yards, 1 TD
Receiving TEAM 16 rec, 240 yards, 1 TD
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 3–10, 44 yards
Rushing Eddie Phillips 9 car, 129 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Dan Steakley 2 rec, 43 yards

at Texas Tech

See also: 1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team and Texas–Texas Tech football rivalry

Texas Longhorns (1–0) vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (1–1)
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Texas 14 0 71435
Texas Tech 0 13 0013

at Jones StadiumLubbock, TX

  • Date: Saturday, September 26, 1970
  • Game time: 7:30 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 50,000
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (4:07) UT – Eddie Phillips 17 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–0; 2 plays, 22 yards, 0:42
  • (1:07) UT – Steve Worster 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 14–0; 4 plays, 42 yards, 1:26
Second Quarter
  • (12:59) TTU – Napper 1 yard run (Ingram kick), UT 14–7; 9 plays, 72 yards, 3:01
  • (5:48) TTU – McCutchen 10 yard run (Ingram kick failed), UT 14–13; 3 plays, 58 yards, 1:13
Third Quarter
  • (9:23) UT – Jim Bertelsen 4 yard run (Feller kick), UT 21–13; 15 plays, 72 yards, 4:28
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:42) UT – Billy Dale 9 yard run (Feller kick), UT 28–13; 10 plays, 79 yards, 4:07
  • (2:05) UT – Jim Bertelsen 4 yard run (Feller kick), UT 35–13; 14 plays, 71 yards, 4:46
Statistics TEX TTU
First downs 29 13
Total yards 522 241
Rushes/yards 76/432 49/190
Passing yards 90 51
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 6–15–2 4–14–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 6–15, 90 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing Eddie Phillips 18 car, 127 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Charles Spreyer 3 rec, 56 yards
Texas Tech Passing TEAM 4–14, 51 yards, 1 INT
Rushing TEAM 49 car, 190 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving TEAM 4 rec, 51 yards

vs. UCLA

See also: 1970 UCLA Bruins football team

UCLA Bruins (3–0) vs. Texas Longhorns (2–0)
1 2 34Total
No. 13 UCLA 3 0 14017
No. 2 Texas 0 13 0720

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, October 3, 1970
  • Game time: 4:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: 87 ° F
  • Game attendance: 65,500
  • Box Score
Game information
  • (10:53) UCLA – Bruce Barnes 19 yard field goal, UCLA 3–0; 7 plays, 27 yards, 3:45
Second Quarter
  • (8:12) UT – Jim Bertelsen 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–3; 9 plays, 80 yards, 2:58
  • (3:16) UT – Happy Feller 55 yard field goal, UT 10–3; 7 plays, 50 yards, 2:25
  • (0:12) UT – Happy Feller 48 yard field goal, UT 13–3; 8 plays, 48 yards, 1:08
Third Quarter
  • (11:30) UCLA – Vernoy 11 yard pass from Dennis Dummit (Barnes kick), UT 13–10; 10 plays, 89 yards, 3:26
  • (3:36) UCLA – Bob Christiansen 11 yard pass from Dennis Dummit (Barnes kick), UCLA 17–13; 9 plays, 93 yards, 3:35
Fourth Quarter
  • (0:12) UT – Charles Speyrer 45 yard pass from Eddie Phillips (Feller kick), UT 20–17; 6 plays, 51 yards, 0:46
Statistics UCLA TEX
First downs 21 23
Total yards 407 337
Rushes/yards 40/67 65/235
Passing yards 340 102
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 19–30–1 6–15–0
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
UCLA Passing TEAM 19–30, 340 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing TEAM 40 car, 67 yards
Receiving TEAM 19 rec, 340 yards, 2 TDs
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 6–15, 102 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Steve Worster 19 car, 106 yards
Receiving Charles Spreyer 4 rec, 77 yards, 1 TD

vs. Oklahoma

See also: 1970 Oklahoma Sooners football team and Red River Showdown

Texas Longhorns (3–0) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (2–1)
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Texas 0 14 131441
Oklahoma 0 3 069

at Cotton BowlDallas, TX

  • Date: Saturday, October 10, 1970
  • Game time: 3:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 67 ° F
  • Game attendance: 71,938
  • TV: ABC
  • Box Score
Game information
Second Quarter
  • (10:42) OU – Derr 51 yard field goal, OU 3–0; 7 plays, 81 yards
  • (4:38) UT – Jim Bertelsen 9 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–3; 6 plays, 22 yards
  • (0:19) UT – Deryl Comer 7 yard pass from Eddie Phillips (Feller kick), UT 14–3; 7 plays, 52 yards
Third Quarter
  • (12:53) UT – Eddie Phillips 10 yard run (Feller kick failed), UT 20–3; 5 plays, 21 yards
  • (7:12) UT – Terry Collins 13 yard run (Feller kick), UT 27–3; 1 play, 13 yards
Fourth Quarter
  • (14:36) UT – Steve Worster 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 34–3; 11 plays, 58 yards
  • (3:01) OU – Leon Crosswhite 1 yard run (Pruitt pass failed), UT 34–9; 12 plays, 56 yards
  • (0:31) UT – Steve Fleming 2 yard run (Feller kick), UT 41–9; 3 plays, 7 yards
Statistics TEX OU
First downs 18 16
Total yards 335 222
Rushes/yards 66/310 63/212
Passing yards 25 10
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 3–7–0 3–11–2
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 3–6, 25 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Steve Worster 17 car, 81 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Charles Spreyer 1 rec, 10 yards
Oklahoma Passing TEAM 3–11, 10 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing TEAM 63 car, 218 yards, 1 TD
Receiving TEAM 3 rec, 10 yards

at Rice

See also: 1970 Rice Owls football team and Rice–Texas football rivalry

Texas Longhorns (4–0) vs. Rice Owls (2–2)
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Texas 3 7 211445
Rice 7 0 01421

at Rice StadiumHouston, TX

  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 1970
  • Game time: 7:30 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 62 ° F
  • Game attendance: 70,500
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (8:36) UT – Happy Feller 33 yard field goal, UT 3–0; 14 plays, 57 yards, 7:18
  • (8:23) RICE – Hughes 91 yard kickoff return (Williams kick), RICE 7–3
Second Quarter
  • (8:08) UT – Eddie Phillips 5 yard run (Feller kick), UT 10–7; 3 plays, 14 yards, 1:18
Third Quarter
  • (11:48) UT – Eddie Phillips 7 yard run (Feller kick), UT 17–7; 3 plays, 37 yards, 1:01
  • (6:07) UT – Eddie Phillips 10 yard run (Feller kick), UT 24–7; 4 plays, 22 yards
  • (1:28) UT – Steve Worster 1 yard run (Feller kick), UT 31–7; 11 plays, 62 yards, 4:05
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:57) RICE – Brown 14 yard pass from Woods (Williams kick), UT 31–14; 2 plays, 16 yards, 0:42
  • (3:31) UT – Paul Robichau 7 yard run (Feller kick), UT 38–14; 17 plays, 87 yards, 7:26
  • (1:16) RICE – Nacarrato 39 yard blocked punt return (Williams kick), UT 38–21
  • (0:05) UT – Donnie Wigginton 4 yard run (Feller kick), UT 45–21; 6 plays, 51 yards, 1:03
Statistics TEX RICE
First downs 31 10
Total yards 562 130
Rushes/yards 85/500 34/52
Passing yards 62 78
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 4–10–1 7–14–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 2–5, 30 yards
Rushing Steve Worster 23 car, 170 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Deryl Comer 3 rec, 38 yards
Rice Passing TEAM 7–14, 78 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing TEAM 34 car, 52 yards
Receiving TEAM 7 rec, 78 yards, 1 TD

vs. SMU

See also: 1970 SMU Mustangs football team

SMU Mustangs (3–3) vs. Texas Longhorns (5–0)
1 2 34Total
SMU 7 0 8015
No. 1 Texas 14 14 01442

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, October 31, 1970
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 61,170
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (8:47) UT – Jim Bertelson 72 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–0; 3 plays, 79 yards
  • (3:49) SMU – Scott 45 yard pass from Chuck Hixson (Johnson kick), Tied 7–7; 1 play, 45 yards
  • (1:47) UT – Steve Worster 1 yard run (Feller kick), UT 14–7; 6 plays, 49 yards
Second Quarter
  • (7:28) UT – Steve Worster 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 21–7; 9 plays, 64 yards
  • (2:27) UT – Steve Worster 5 yard run (Feller kick), UT 28–7; 10 plays, 80 yards
Third Quarter
  • (6:09) SMU – Dossett 13 yard pass from Chuck Hixson (Gary Carter pass from Hixson), UT 28–15; 9 plays, 80 yards
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:57) UT – Steve Worster 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 35–15; 14 plays, 81 yards
  • (7:13) UT – Jim Bertelson 1 yard run (Feller kick), UT 42–15; 8 plays, 63 yards
Statistics SMU TEX
First downs 22 27
Total yards 456 532
Rushes/yards 28/44 70/430
Passing yards 412 102
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 32–49–2 6–9–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
SMU Passing TEAM 32–49, 412 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
Rushing TEAM 28 car, 44 yards
Receiving TEAM 32 rec, 412 yards, 2 TDs
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 5–5, 87 yards
Rushing Steve Worster 25 car, 144 yards, 4 TDs
Receiving Danny Lester 5 rec, 87 yards

at Baylor

See also: 1970 Baylor Bears football team

Texas Longhorns (6–0) vs. Baylor Bears (2–5)
1 2 34Total
No. 1 Texas 0 21 0021
Baylor 0 7 0714

at Baylor StadiumWaco, TX

  • Date: Saturday, November 7, 1970
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 78 ° F
  • Game attendance: 35,000
  • Box Score
Game information
Second Quarter
  • (14:59) UT – Steve Worster 1 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–0; 3 plays, 15 yards, 0:37
  • (14:00) BAY – Davis 50 yard pass from Southall (Conradt kick), Tied 7–7; 3 plays, 75 yards, 0:59
  • (9:57) UT – Eddie Phillips 5 yard run (Feller kick), UT 14–7; 11 plays, 77 yards, 4:03
  • (2:06) UT – Steve Worster 1 yard run (Feller kick), UT 21–7; 14 plays, 78 yards, 6:45
Fourth Quarter
  • (8:21) BAY – Penn 27 yard blocked punt return (Conradt kick), UT 21–14
Statistics TEX BAY
First downs 17 15
Total yards 309 262
Rushes/yards 66/244 50/148
Passing yards 65 114
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 3–9–0 6–18–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 3–9, 65 yards
Rushing Steve Worster 23 car, 97 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Danny Lester 2 rec, 53 yards
Baylor Passing TEAM 6–18, 114 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing TEAM 50 car, 148 yards
Receiving TEAM 6 rec, 114 yards, 1 TD

at TCU

See also: 1970 TCU Horned Frogs football team and TCU–Texas football rivalry

Texas Longhorns (7–0) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (3–4)
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Texas 20 7 171458
TCU 0 0 000

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: Saturday, November 14, 1970
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: 48 ° F
  • Game attendance: 40,179
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (13:58) UT – Jim Bertelsen 54 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–0; 3 plays, 79 yards, 0:56
  • (6:58) UT – Jim Bertelsen 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 14–0; 11 plays, 70 yards, 3:57
  • (3:11) UT – Eddie Phillips 3 yard run (Feller kick blocked), UT 20–0; 7 plays, 25 yards, 2:45
Second Quarter
  • (1:03) UT – Eddie Phillips 9 yard run (Feller kick), UT 27–0; 8 plays, 52 yards, 2:18
Third Quarter
  • (7:22) UT – Happy Feller 27 yard field goal, UT 30–0; 7 plays, 25 yards, 2:56
  • (1:27) UT – Jim Bertelsen 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 37–0; 7 plays, 31 yards, 4:28
  • (1:12) UT – Paul Robichau 6 yard run (Feller kick), UT 44–0; 1 play, 6 yards, 0:07
Fourth Quarter
  • (5:10) UT – Paul Campbell 29 yard pass from Donnie Wigginton (Feller kick), UT 51–0; 9 plays, 90 yards, 3:18
  • (2:01) UT – Mike Bayer 80 yard interception return (Feller kick), UT 58–0
Statistics TEX TCU
First downs 20 13
Total yards 408 220
Rushes/yards 61/301 47/140
Passing yards 107 80
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 7–16–0 9–24–2
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 4–12, 58 yards
Rushing Jim Bertelsen 14 car, 92 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving Danny Lester 4 rec, 58 yards
TCU Passing TEAM 9–24, 80 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing TEAM 47 car, 140 yards
Receiving TEAM 9 rec, 80 yards

vs. Texas A&M

See also: 1970 Texas A&M Aggies football team and Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry

Texas A&M Aggies (2–8) vs. Texas Longhorns (8–0)
1 2 34Total
Texas A&M 0 0 01414
No. 1 Texas 21 7 17752

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Thursday, November 26, 1970
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Windy, 73 ° F
  • Game attendance: 66,400
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (7:08) UT – Eddie Phillips 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–0; 14 plays, 61 yards, 5:21
  • (5:43) UT – Jim Bertelsen 4 yard run (Feller kick), UT 14–0; 2 plays, 40 yards, 7:23
  • (1:09) UT – Danny Lester 18 yard pass from Eddie Phillips (Feller kick), UT 21–0; 6 plays, 71 yards, 2:28
Second Quarter
  • (9:13) UT – Danny Lester 10 yard pass from Eddie Phillips (Feller kick), UT 28–0; 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:23
Third Quarter
  • (9:17) UT – Happy Feller 33 yard field goal, UT 31–0; 7 plays, 30 yards, 2:39
  • (6:10) UT – Donnie Wigginton 8 yard run (Feller kick), UT 38–0; 5 plays, 62 yards, 1:47
  • (1:08) UT – Donnie Wigginton 7 yard run (Feller kick), UT 45–0; 7 plays, 94 yards, 2:14
Fourth Quarter
  • (12:28) UT – Paul Robichau 1 yard run (Feller kick), UT 52–0; 8 plays, 22 yards, 3:01
  • (4:01) A&M – Lex James 8 yard run (May pass from James), UT 52–8; 5 plays, 21 yards, 2:06
  • (0:48) A&M – Herr 9 yard pass from Lex James (James pass failed), UT 52–14; 5 plays, 62 yards, 1:12
Statistics TAMU TEX
First downs 15 27
Total yards 358 603
Rushes/yards 43/186 74/386
Passing yards 172 217
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 10–22–1 8–21–2
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas A&M Passing TEAM 10–22, 172 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing TEAM 43 car, 186 yards, 1 TD
Receiving TEAM 10 rec, 172 yards, 1 TD
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 5–16, 148 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Steve Fleming 8 car, 84 yards
Receiving Danny Lester 5 rec, 148 yards, 2 TDs

vs. Arkansas

See also: 1970 Arkansas Razorbacks football team and Arkansas–Texas football rivalry

Arkansas Razorbacks (9–1) vs. Texas Longhorns (9–0)
1 2 34Total
No. 4 Arkansas 0 7 007
No. 1 Texas 7 14 71442

at Memorial StadiumAustin, TX

  • Date: Saturday, December 5, 1970
  • Game time: 2:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Coldfront Expected, 74 ° F
  • Game attendance: 68,510
  • TV: ABC
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (10:57) UT – Eddie Phillips 3 yard run (Feller kick), UT 7–0; 10 plays, 76 yards, 4:03
Second Quarter
  • (14:24) UT – Steve Worster 2 yard run (Feller kick), UT 14–0; 14 plays, 83 yards, 5:31
  • (12:41) ARK – Richardson 12 yard run (McClard kick), UT 14–7; 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:43
  • (2:20) UT – Jim Bertelsen 2 yard run (Feller kick), UT 21–7; 15 plays, 99 yards, 6:05
Third Quarter
  • (9:26) UT – Steve Worster 2 yard run (Feller kick), UT 28–7; 9 plays, 46 yards, 4:08
Fourth Quarter
  • (12:58) UT – Jim Bertelsen 8 yard run (Feller kick), UT 35–7; 12 plays, 60 yards, 5:06
  • (7:40) UT – Jim Bertelsen 5 yard run (Feller kick), UT 42–7; 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:36
Statistics ARK TEX
First downs 13 29
Total yards 165 517
Rushes/yards 24/20 90/464
Passing yards 145 53
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 11–27–3 3–5–0
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Arkansas Passing TEAM 11–27, 145 yards, 3 INTs
Rushing TEAM 24 car, 20 yards, 1 TD
Receiving TEAM 11 rec, 145 yards
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 2–3, 46 yards
Rushing Jim Bertelsen 30 car, 189 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving Jim Bertelsen 1 rec, 27 yards

vs. Notre Dame (Cotton Bowl)

See also: 1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

1971 Cotton Bowl Classic: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9–1) vs. Texas Longhorns (10–0)
1 2 34Total
No. 6 Notre Dame 14 10 0024
No. 1 Texas 3 8 0011

at Cotton BowlDallas, TX

  • Date: Friday, January 1, 1971
  • Game time: 1:00 PM CDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 52 ° F
  • Game attendance: 73,000
  • TV announcers (CBS): Lindsey Nelson, Tom Brookshier
  • Box Score
Game information
First Quarter
  • (15:38) UT – Happy Feller 23 yard field goal, UT 3–0; 5 plays, 67 yards, 1:33
  • (7:58) ND – Tom Gatewood 26 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Hempel kick), ND 7–3; 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:39
  • (5:11) ND – Joe Theismann 3 yard run (Hempel kick), ND 14–3; 6 plays, 13 yards, 2:42
Second Quarter
  • (13:28) ND – Joe Theismann 15 yard run (Hempel kick), ND 21–3; 5 plays, 53 yards, 1:37
  • (1:52) UT – Jim Bertelsen 2 yard run (Lester pass from Phillips), ND 21–11; 18 plays, 84 yards, 7:02
  • (0:24) ND – Scott Hempel 36 yard field goal, ND 24–11; 8 plays, 78 yards, 1:21
Statistics ND TEX
First downs 16 20
Total yards 359 426
Rushes/yards 52/146 55/216
Passing yards 213 240
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 10–19–1 10–27–1
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Joe Theismann 9–16, 176 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Cieszkowski 13 car, 52 yards
Receiving Yoder 2 rec, 96 yards
Texas Passing Eddie Phillips 9–17, 199 yards
Rushing Eddie Phillips 23 car, 164 yards
Receiving Deryl Comer 4 rec, 67 yards

Roster

1970 Texas Longhorns football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 35 Jim Bertelsen Jr
G 66 Mike Dean Sr
G 64 Bobby Mitchell Sr
QB 14 Eddie Phillips Jr
WR 88 Cotton Speyrer Sr
G 74 Randy Stout Jr
QB 18 Donnie Wigginton Jr
T 50 Bobby Wuensch Sr
RB 30 Steve Worster Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 89 David Arledge Jr
DE 77 Bill Atessis Sr
ILB 61 Scott Henderson Sr
CB 23 Danny Lester Sr
DT 65 Scott Palmer Sr
DT 31 Greg Ploetz Sr
S 28 Freddie Steinmark Sr
DT 70 Carl White Jr
OLB 80 Bill Zapalac Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 5 Happy Feller Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Rankings

Main article: 1970 NCAA University Division football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Week
PollPre12345678910111213Final
AP222222211211113
UPI CoachesNot released122222111111Not released

NFL Draft

Nine seniors from the 1970 Longhorns were selected in the 1971 NFL Draft:[6]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Cotton Speyrer WR 2 38 Washington Redskins
Bill Atessis DE 2 52 Baltimore Colts
Happy Feller K 4 83 Philadelphia Eagles
Bill Zapalac LB 4 84 New York Jets
Steve Worster RB 4 90 Los Angeles Rams
Scott Palmer DT 7 162 New York Jets
Bobby Wuensch T 12 294 Baltimore Colts
Danny Lester DB 13 317 Philadelphia Eagles
Deryl Comer TE 14 345 Atlanta Falcons


Two juniors from the 1970 Longhorns were selected in the 1972 NFL Draft:[7]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Jim Bertelsen      RB 2 30 Los Angeles Rams
Eddie Phillips QB 4 95 Los Angeles Rams


One sophomore from the 1970 Longhorns was selected in the 1973 NFL Draft:[8]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Jerry Sisemore      OT 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "UT Longhorns 1970 Championship Season". Texas Archive of the Moving Image. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Texas first in final UPI poll". Reading Eagle. Pennsylvania. UPI. December 8, 1970. p. 30.
  3. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (January 11, 1971). "The one-day season". Sports Illustrated. p. 10.
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