Texas fans cheer as their team takes the field against UTEP at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1935 season

Posted June 14th, 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. 

Jack Chevigny beat Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas A&M in year one for Texas. The Notre Dame win was one of the biggest in the history of the program at the time.

The coach was a big deal in Austin. But trouble was coming.

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In 1935, Texas suffered six losses. That was the most ever in a single season. Yes, this was now the worst season in Texas football history.

Chevigny’s squad lost the last three games of the season by a combined score of 76-19. Texas was shutout twice that season, to SMU and TCU. A 1-5 record in the Southwest Conference wasn’t great either.

Off the field, the relationship with fans and Texas high school football coaches also began to crumble. The bad season did nothing to help matters.

It was about to get even worse.

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