The University of Texas football team has a long history as one of the most successful teams in college football. The Longhorns had a streak of 25 consecutive years with at least 10 wins, but that streak ended in 2018. They have won five national championships, which is tied for second-most among teams that are currently competing in Division I FBS.\
University Of Texas Football Bowl Games
W – Sugar Bowl (New Orleans): Texas Longhorns 37, Alabama Crimson Tide 21
You might have heard of the University of Texas Longhorns and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Well, they played each other in the Sugar Bowl (New Orleans). The Longhorns won 37-21. Tom Herman was their coach and Sam Ehlinger led them on offense. Tua Tagovailoa led Alabama on offense, who were coached by Nick Saban.
W – Cotton Bowl Classic (Dallas): Texas Longhorns 35, Arkansas Razorbacks 28
The Texas Longhorns scored 35 points, defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks by a score of 28-35. Texas was ranked number one in the nation, while Arkansas was ranked number nine.
L – Rose Bowl (Pasadena): Texas Longhorns 41, USC Trojans 38
On January 1, 2006, the Texas Longhorns 41-38 victory over USC in the Rose Bowl marked the first time in NCAA history that two teams from the same conference faced each other in a BCS game. The result was even more unexpected since USC’s loss came just one year after they had won their third national championship in four seasons.
The game was a rematch of one of those national championships: when Texas beat USC for its fifth overall title by 37 points in 2005 (a score not quite as close to this game’s 38 points). It also marked the second consecutive year these teams met during bowl season—and given how closely they played each other both times, fans could only wonder if they would meet again someday soon.
L – Fiesta Bowl (Glendale): Texas Longhorns 21, Ohio State Buckeyes 24
This was the first time Texas Longhorns were ranked #3 in the country. They had a great offense and a weak defense, while Ohio State Buckeyes had a great defense and a weak offense.
Texas Longhorns scored 21 points with only 3:00 left in the 4th quarter, but Ohio State Buckeyes had too much time to score 24 points before regulation ended. The game went into overtime after Texas Longhorn’s extra point attempt failed because of a bad snap from center Michael Deiter (who was drafted by Green Bay Packers). In overtime, Texas Longhorns drove downfield but were stopped on 4th down at midfield when Sam Ehlinger threw an interception to cornerback Damon Arnette III (who later signed with Denver Broncos).
W – Holiday Bowl (San Diego): Texas Longhorns 47, California Golden Bears 43
- W – Holiday Bowl (San Diego): Texas Longhorns 47, California Golden Bears 43
- Texas Longhorns vs California Golden Bears
- Colt McCoy led the way for Texas with 362 yards passing and 2 TDs on 23-33 attempts.
- Nate Longshore had a solid game for Cal, completing 21 of 37 passes for 350 yards and 3 TDs.
L – Sun Bowl (El Paso): Texas Longhorns 38, Ole Miss Rebels 31
The Longhorns and Rebels battled it out in the Sun Bowl, with Texas defeating Ole Miss 38-31. The Longhorns scored 38 points while the Rebels put up a mere 31.
Texas also dominated on special teams, scoring four field goals to Ole Miss’s two.
W – Cotton Bowl Classic (Dallas): Texas Longhorns 17, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 13
- Texas Longhorns won 17-13
- Texas Longhorns were the first team to win the Cotton Bowl Classic
- Texas Longhorns were the first team to win the Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas
- Texas Longhorns were the first team to win the Cotton Bowl Classic in Texas
W – Sun Bowl (El Paso): Texas Longhorns 17, Maryland Terrapins 14
On December 31, 1982, the University of Texas Longhorns beat the Maryland Terrapins in a 17-14 victory in El Paso, Texas. The game was played at the Sun Bowl and was televised on ABC. It marked the first time that two teams from different conferences faced off in this bowl game since its inception in 1935.
L – Fiesta Bowl (Tempe): Texas Longhorns 10, Penn State Nittany Lions 38
The Longhorns and the Nittany Lions met in Tempe, Arizona on January 2nd, 1996. The game was played at the Fiesta Bowl stadium in front of a crowd of 91,651 people (the largest crowd for a college football game).
Texas lost by 28 points (38-10) to Penn State and failed to score any points in the first quarter. The Longhorns were held to two yards rushing while giving up 210 rushing yards themselves.
W – Sun Bowl (El Paso): Texas Longhorns 45, Mississippi State Bulldogs 14
- The Texas Longhorns had a good season. They were the number 2 team in the country and they went 12-0.
- Mississippi State Bulldogs were the number 1 team in the country, going 13-0 with an undefeated record all season long.
- Both teams were undefeated up until this point, but this game would determine who got to go to another bowl game to continue their season!
University of Texas has a long history as an important football team.
- University of Texas has a long history as an important football team.
- The University of Texas has won many bowl games, conference championships and national championships
- The University of Texas has had many great players on their team over the years such as Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams
- The University of Texas will play in the Cotton Bowl Classic against Michigan State on December 29th
Texas Longhorns football has a history of winning games and championships, with their biggest win coming in the 2006 Rose Bowl when they defeated USC Trojans 38-37. The Longhorns have won five national championships (1936, 1963, 1969*, 1970*, 1977) and have appeared in 14 Bowl Games since 1947. In 2016, the Longhorns finished with a record of 5-7 after starting off the season ranked No. 11 in the AP Top 25 Poll.