November 7, 2015 - The American flag floats into the Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium by skydiver before the start of the Texas and Kansas football game held in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Texas defeated Kansas 59-20. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1928 season

Posted June 7th, 2017

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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. 

After a successful debut season, Clyde Littlefield broke through in his second season in a big way.

Texas started the season with back-to-back shutouts against St. Edwards and Texas Tech and finished the season with three straight shutouts, including a 19-0 win over Texas A&M at home. Texas played three true road games that season and went undefeated, beating Rice, Baylor and TCU.

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A 5-1 Southwest Conference record allowed Texas to capture its first conference title since 1920, Berry M. Whitaker’s first season as head coach.

A total of five points (a 13-12 loss to Vanderbilt and a 6-2 loss to SMU) kept the Longhorns from going undefeated.

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