HORNS LET CHAMPIONSHIP SLIP THRU THEIR HOOVES

By Bartee Haile
 
The University of Texas lived up to its lofty billing as the best college team in the land on Nov. 2, 1941 by crushing SMU 34-0 for the sixth straight victory of the season. Dana X. Bible’s Longhorns looked invincible even to nearsighted sportswriters back east, who always tried to ignore the superior brand of football played in the Southwest Conference. But after Texas blew out Colorado, LSU, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Rice by a combined score of 196-27, the Associated Press had no choice but to award the Austin juggernaut the Number One ranking.

 

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