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The Texas Longhorns getting ready for the 1941 football season, months before the U.S. would enter into WWII. From The Early Days of Texas Football slideshow at Chron.com.
Note the schedule in the background—the Oregon game was on December 6, the day before the Pearl Harbor attack. The Longhorns beat the Ducks 71-7 in Austin and finished #4 in the AP poll under coach Dana X. Bible.
On November 3, 1941, the Longhorns became the first UT football team to reach #1 in the AP Poll. They were crowned National Champions by three different rating systems.
Image: Chron.com — photo by George Strock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images