The Longhorns flag waves as the team runs onto the field during the first half of the Texas A&M vs Texas Longhorns rivalry game at Kyle Field on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Patrick T. Fallon/The Dallas Morning News)

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1932 season

Posted June 11th, 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 going 6-4 in 1931, Texas and the three-headed attack of Ernie Koy, Harrison Stafford and Bohn Hilliard pushed Texas to another strong season. Texas went 8-2, beating rival Oklahoma for the fourth straight season, this time by a score of 17-10. The Longhorns also shut out Arkansas and Texas A&M to end the season.

The lone loss was to TCU by a score of 14-0. Texas finished 5-1 in Southwest Conference play.

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Koy and Stafford received more publicity for their time at Texas. Koy’s sons played at Texas and Stafford joined the College Football Hall of Fame in the 1970s. Hilliard, though was just as accomplished. He was a running back and a kicker who led the Longhorns in scoring every year he played at Texas. Hilliard was a two-sport athlete, playing football and baseball and was an All-SWC running back from 1932-1934. He helped the baseball team win the SWC title in 1935 and 1936.

The Orange, Texas, alum was inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor in 1964.

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