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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1918 season

Posted May 30th, 2017


The Texas football program dates back to 1893 each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season. 

In 1918, second-year coach Bill Juneau did something that only four of the previous 15 coaches accomplished: he had a second year at Texas.

With the world still at war, Texas’ previous season had felt the impact of the campus losing more than 500 students to military service. In his second season, Juneau found success and adjusted well to the talent drain. He led the Longhorns to an undefeated season, 9-0, and 4-0 Southwest Conference record.


However,  the record is a bit misleading. Do to the war, the Texas schedule was altered. The Longhorns played four SWC foes and five military schools.

Ever heard of Penn Radio School? Texas played them twice, winning by a combined score of 47-7. How about Camp Mabry Auto? (Yes, it sounds like a body shop on Burnet Road in Austin).

Texas also beat “Ream Flying Field” … whatever that is.

But against TCU, Rice, SMU and Texas A&M, Texas didn’t allow a point. Beating Texas A&M 7-0 on Thanksgiving and SMU 32-0. Texas also scored a win over Oklahoma State, 25-7.

All in all, Texas allowed just 14 points all season.

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