9.05.2007

Every Longhorn Game I've Ever Attended

I decided to figure out the record of the Texas Longhorns in every game I've ever attended (as I procrastinated on my Law Class reading), and I thought I'd post the results below. Of note:

1) I've attended at least one Longhorn home game for 24 seasons running as of Saturday.

2) The first decade was not kind - we lost to the Aggies 10 of 11 years during a time when most of my classmates were Aggies. It has been well documented that the Aggies were cheating their asses off this entire anomalous time, but it didn't make it any easier. My love for the Horns blossomed and my resolve hardened during these difficult years.

3) The Longhorns started a nice run in the same year I entered college. We had the best backfield in the nation with James Brown, Shon Mitchell, Ricky Williams, and Priest Holmes, and won the last Southwest Conference Championship in 1995 and the first Big 12 Championship in 1996, pulling a colossal upset over defending national champion Nebraska in the latter.

4) 1997 was notable for the 66-3 beating that an 0-2 UCLA team put on us at home, and for us losing to a Baylor team that the Baylor coach described as "the worst team in America." Thankfully, this brought us Mack Brown, who convinced Ricky Williams to stay for his senior year. Ricky broke the NCAA rushing record on a touchdown run against Texas A&M, and won the Heisman in a landslide.

5) The last decade under Mack Brown has had its share of success and heartbreaks - the five-year losing streak to Oklahoma (maybe the worst experience of all) and the Simms-Applewhite controversy that resolved itself in a stomach punch loss to Colorado that cost Texas a spot in the National Championship in 2002. Little did we know that redemption lay ahead...

6) ...in the person of Vince Young, the burnt orange version of George Washington, Gandhi, Moses, and Aragorn all rolled into one. Once he found his groove, he simply refused to let his team lose. The 2005 team may have been the best ever to play college football. If I type any more, I may start tearing up...

So without further ado...

Overall record: 71-26
Mack Brown Era: 53-11
John Mackovic Era: 13-7
David McWilliams Era: 4-6
Fred Akers Era: 1-2

Top 5 games I've attended:

1) Texas 25, Ohio State 22, 2005
2) Texas 38, Michigan 37, 2005 Rose Bowl
3) Texas 26, Texas A&M 24, 1998
4) Texas 56, Oklahoma State 35, 2004 (Texas was down 35-7 just before halftime)
5) Texas 24, Nebraska 20, 1999

A few great games I missed:

1) Texas 45, Houston 24, 1990
2) Texas 17, Virginia 16, 1995
3) Texas 31, Rice 30, 1989
4) Texas 28, Texas A&M 27, 1990

Most Gut-Wrenching Losses I've attended:

1) Colorado 39, Texas 37, Big 12 Championship, 2001
2) Oklahoma 63, Texas 14, 2000
3) Texas A&M 12, Texas 7, 2006
4) UCLA 66, Texas 3, 1997 (and it could have been worse)
5) Oklahoma 14, Texas 3, 2001 (Mack didn't put in Major.)
6) Baylor 50, Texas 7, 1989
7) Notre Dame 27, Texas 24, 1996 (We blew the game at the end.)

Year-by-Year Results:


2007
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 1-0-0
Sept. 1 (#4) Arkansas State W 21-13 Recap | Box

2006
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 10-3-0
Sept. 2 (#2) North Texas W 56-7 Recap | Box
Sept. 9 (#2) #1 Ohio State L 7-24 Recap | Box
Sept. 16 (#8) vs. Rice W 52-7 Recap | Box
Sept. 23 (#7) Iowa State W 37-14 Recap | Box
Sept. 30 (#7) Sam Houston State W 56-3 Recap | Box
Oct. 14 (#6) Baylor W 63-31 Recap | Box
Nov. 4 (#4) Oklahoma State W 36-10 Recap | Box
Nov. 24 (#11) Texas A&M L 7-12 Recap | Box
Dec. 30 (#18) vs. Iowa W 26-24# Recap | Box
# - Alamo Bowl

2005
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 13-0-0
Big 12: 8-0-0
Final Ranking: 1st AP; 1st USA Today/ESPN
Sept. 3 (#2) Louisiana-Lafayette W 60-3 Recap | Box
Sept. 10 (#2) @ #4 Ohio State W 25-22 Recap | Box
Sept. 17 (#2) Rice W 51-10 Recap | Box
Oct. 15 (#2) #24 Colorado W 42-17 Recap | Box
Nov. 12 (#2) Kansas W 66-14 Recap | Box
Nov. 25 (#2) @ Texas A&M W 40-29 Recap | Box
Dec. 3 (#2) Colorado W 70-3* Recap | Box
* - Big 12 Championship

2004
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 11-1-0 (Won the Rose Bowl)
Sept. 4 (#7) North Texas W 65-0 Recap | Box
Sept. 25 (#5) Rice W 35-13 Recap | Box
Oct. 2 (#5) Baylor W 44-14 Recap | Box
Nov. 6 (#6) #19 Oklahoma State W 56-35 Recap | Box
Nov. 26 (#5) #22 Texas A&M W 26-13 Recap | Box
Jan. 1 (#6) vs. #12 Michigan W 38-37# Recap | Box
# - Rose Bowl

2003
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 10-3-0
Aug. 31 (#5) New Mexico State W 66-7 Recap | Box
Sept. 13 (#6) Arkansas L 28-38 Recap | Box
Sept. 27 (#13) Tulane W 63-18 Recap | Box
Oct. 4 (#13) #16 Kansas State W 24-20 Recap | Box
Nov. 1 (#16) #12 Nebraska W 31-7 Recap | Box
Nov. 15 (#6) Texas Tech W 43-40 Recap | Box

2002
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 11-2-0
Aug. 31 (#3) North Texas W 27-0 Recap | Box
Sept. 21 (#3) Houston W 41-11 Recap | Box
Oct. 5 (#2) Oklahoma State W 17-15 Recap | Box
Oct. 26 (#7) #17 Iowa State W 21-10 Recap | Box
Nov. 9 (#4) Baylor W 41-0 Recap | Box
Nov. 16 (#4) @ Texas Tech L 38-42 Recap | Box
Nov. 29 (#10) Texas A&M W 50-20 Recap | Box
Jan. 1 (#9) vs. LSU W 35-20# Recap | Box
# - Cotton Bowl

2001
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 11-2-0
Sept. 1 (#5) New Mexico State W 41-7 Recap | Box
Sept. 8 (#4) North Carolina W 44-14 Recap | Box
Sept. 29 (#5) Texas Tech W 42-7 Recap | Box
Oct. 6 (#5) vs. #3 Oklahoma L 3-14 Recap | Box
Nov. 10 (#5) Kansas W 59-0 Recap | Box
Nov. 23 (#5) @ Texas A&M W 21-7 Recap | Box
Dec. 1 (#3) #9 Colorado L 37-39* Recap | Box

2000
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 9-3
Sept. 9 (#6) La.-Lafayette W 52-10 Box
Sept. 23 (#15) Houston W 48-0 Box
Sept. 30 (#13) Oklahoma State W 42-7 Box
Oct. 7 (#11) vs. #10 Oklahoma L 14-63 Box
Oct. 21 Missouri W 46-12 Box
Oct. 28 (#22) Baylor W 48-14 Box
Nov. 24 (#12) #22 Texas A&M W 43-17 Box

1999
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 9-5
Aug. 28 (#17) N. Carolina St. L 20-23 Box
Sept. 4 Stanford W 69-17 Box
Sept. 18 Rice W 18-13 Box
Oct. 2 (#15) #13 Kansas State L 17-35 Box
Oct. 23 (#18) #3 Nebraska W 24-20 Box
Nov. 13 (#10) Texas Tech W 58-7 Box
Nov. 26 (#7) @ #24 Texas A&M L 16-20 Box
Dec. 4 (#12) vs. #3 Nebraska L 6-22% Box
% - Big 12 Championship

1998
Coach: Mack Brown
Season: 9-3 (Ricky Williams wins Heisman)
Sept. 5 New Mexico State W 66-36 Box
Oct. 3 Iowa State W 54-33 Box
Nov. 7 (#20) Oklahoma State W 37-34 Box
Nov. 27 #6 Texas A&M W 26-24 Box
Jan. 1 (#20) vs. #25 Miss. St. W 38-11# Box
# - Cotton Bowl

1997
Coach: John Mackovic
Season: 4-7
Sept. 6 (#12) Rutgers W 48-14 Box
Sept. 13 (#11) UCLA L 3-66 Box
Oct. 11 vs. Oklahoma W 27-24 Box
Oct. 25 Colorado L 30-47 Box
Nov. 8 Texas Tech L 10-24 Box

1996
Coach: John Mackovic
Season: 8-5
Big 12: 6-2 (1st) (First Year of Big 12)
Aug. 31 (#8) Missouri W 40-10 Box
Sept. 7 (#8) New Mexico State W 41-7 Box
Sept. 21 (#6) #9 Notre Dame L 24-27 Box
Oct. 5 (#23) Oklahoma State W 71-14 Box
Nov. 2 Baylor W 28-23 Box
Nov. 29 Texas A&M W 51-15 Box
Jan. 1 (#20) vs. #7 Penn State L 15-38# Box
# - Fiesta Bowl

1995
Coach: John Mackovic
Season: 10-2-1
SWC: 7-0 (1st) (Last Southwest Conference Title)
Sept. 16 (#15) Pittsburgh W 38-27 Box
Oct. 7 (#20) Rice W 37-13 Box
Nov. 4 (#13) #23 Texas Tech W 48-7 Box
Nov. 18 (#10) TCU W 27-19 Box
Nov. 23 (#9) Baylor W 21-13 Box

1994
Coach: John Mackovic
Season: 8-4
Nov. 5 #11 Texas A&M L 10-34 Box

1993
Coach: John Mackovic
Season: 5-5-1
Oct. 2 Rice W 55-38

1992
Coach: John Mackovic
Season: 6-5-0
Sept. 5 (#25) #21 Mississippi St. L 10-28

1991
Coach: David McWilliams
Season: 5-6-0
Oct. 5 Rice W 28-7

1990
Coach: David McWilliams
Season: 10-2-0
Oct. 20 (#19) Arkansas W 49-17

1989
Coach: David McWilliams
Season: 5-6-0
Sept. 30 Penn State L 12-16
Nov. 4 (#22) Texas Tech L 17-24
Nov. 25 Baylor L 7-50

1988
Coach: David McWilliams
Season: 4-7-0
Sept. 17 New Mexico W 47-0
Oct. 15 #17 Arkansas L 24-27
Nov. 5 Houston L 15-66
Nov. 24 Texas A&M L 24-28

1987
Coach: David McWilliams
Season: 7-5-0
Nov. 21 Baylor W 34-16

1986
Coach: Fred Akers
Season: 5-6-0
Oct. 18 #14 Arkansas L 14-21

1985
Coach: Fred Akers
Season: 8-4-0
Nov. 16 TCU W 20-0

1984
Coach: Fred Akers
Season: 7-4-1
Dec. 1 (#13) Texas A&M L 12-37

5 Comments:

At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Eileen said...

Obsess much?

 
At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no way I remember every UT game I've been to in my entire life... I do know I've only missed one home game since the start of the 1998 season, and that was Texas Tech in 2003 because going to that game would have cost me my job and about $2000 in bonus pay... Looking back, I'm still not sure I made the right decision, and maybe I should have quit my job and been at the game. -Aaron

 
At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummmm...

I thought you were going home from Kerbey Lane last night to study. What is this crap?!?

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger Nate said...

I got my studying done too. I just took a little break to crank out this little nugget...

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger Nate said...

Update - 2007 final record 5-1 total.
2008 - 7-0 (including a great win over a great OU team). Hopefully 8-0 after the Texas A&M game.

Total - 82-27, and 64-12 in the Mack Brown era.

 

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