| Share
 

1969 College Football Recap

Final AP Top 20

Bowl Games with Top 20 Teams

Major Conference Champions

Heisman Trophy Voting

Other Major Award Winners

Consensus All-America Team

In college football's centennial year, the seventh and final No1. vs No.2 duel of the 1960s was waged on Dec.6.

Both top-ranked Texas and Arkansas came in at 9–0. The Longhorns were averaging 44 points a game and had won 18 in a row, but the Razorbacks had a 14–0 lead after three quarters. In the fourth, though, Texas rallied behind quarterback James Street and pulled out a 15–14 victory.

President Nixon was one of the 44,000 fans squeezed into tiny Razorback Stadium and after the game he declared Texas the national champion and gave Darrell Royal a plaque that said so.

The Longhorns clinched the title by coming from behind again in the Cotton Bowl to beat Notre Dame, 21–17. It was the first bowl appearance by the Irish since Knute Rockne and the Four Horseman defeated Pop Warner's Stanford Indians in the 1925 Rose Bowl.

Arkansas, meanwhile, went to the Sugar Bowl and lost to Mississippi. It was a frustrating decade for coach Frank Broyles. His Hogs won 80 regular season games, went 10–0 twice and 9–1 three times, yet the national championship escaped them.

Penn State, a 10–3 winner over Missouri in the Orange Bowl, was unbeaten and untied again and finished second again in both polls. Southern Cal placed third at 10–0–1. USC was tied by Stanford during the regular season but won the Rose Bowl for the second time in four consecutive appearances.


Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

1968 College Football RecapYear by Year1970 College Football Recap

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring