1997 Texas Longhorns football team

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 led by head coach John Mackovic, who was fired after the conclusion of the regular season.

1997 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
1997 record4–7 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coachJohn Mackovic (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorGene Dahlquist (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorBobby Jack Wright (1st season)
Home stadiumDarrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,512)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 2 Nebraska † xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 8 Kansas State %   7 1         11 1  
No. 23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         5 6  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
Southern Division
No. 20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
No. 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
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • † – Coaches Poll National Champion
    $ – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 66:00 p.m.Rutgers*No. 12FSNW 48–1470,882
September 132:30 p.m.UCLA*No. 11
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
ABCL 3–6677,203
September 2711:00 a.m.at Rice*ABCW 38–3153,811
October 411:30 a.m.at Oklahoma StateFSNL 16–4243,100
October 112:30 p.m.vs. OklahomaABCW 27–2475,587
October 181:00 p.m.at MissouriL 29–3748,451
October 252:30 p.m.Colorado
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
ABCL 30–4778,005
November 11:00 p.m.at BaylorL 21–2342,719
November 86:00 p.m.Texas Tech
FSNL 10–2476,110
November 151:00 p.m.Kansas
  • Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 45–3168,097
November 2810:00 a.m.at No. 15 Texas A&MABCL 16–2775,349
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Season summaryEdit

RutgersEdit

1 234Total
Rutgers 7 007 14
• Texas 0 13287 48

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2012-03-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ USA Today. Retrieved 2016-Jun-18.