Texas fans cheer on the Longhorns during the first half against Oklahoma State at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin. JAY JANNER/AMERICAN-STAESMAN

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1953 season

Posted July 1st, 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. 

The third season of the Ed Price reign at Texas finished with a second straight Southwest Conference title (technically they tied with Rice, who represented the conference in the Cotton Bowl because a 18-13 win over the Longhorns) and a 7-3 overall record.

Texas continued to own the Aggies, beating them 21-12 to end the season.


The biggest win of the season came when Texas hosted No. 3-ranked Baylor in early November and edged them out 21-20 at him. Texas finished No. 11 in the final rankings.

The 1953 team began a four-year bowl game hiatus for the Longhorns.

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