1969 NC Season

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by WorsterMan, Apr 7, 2021 at 9:44 PM.

  1. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    On LHN now. I've seen it several times times but will watch once again...gawd I loved that team: Street Wishbone magic, Worster, Freddie and what they accomplished.
     
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  2. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    And don't forget my namesake, Happy Feller! #5!
    We had a pool table when I was growing up, and I always called the 5 ball Happy Feller.
     
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  3. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Y’all liked those guys? Okay....

    :fiestanana:
     
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  4. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Whew! ..... Horns scramble and beat hawgs in The Game of the Century 15-14.
     
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  5. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Damn it WorsterMan, I was recording that.
     
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  6. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Incredible time in America and in the 100th year in college football for The University of Texas!

    :trophy:
     
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  7. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Well, I WAS born that year.
     
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  8. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    1969, good year to be born IMHO.... one of the favorite years of my life for many reasons. Horns NC was part of that.
     
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  9. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    2 NCs in my first 2 years. 1 since. That sucks.
     
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  10. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    So, why did you pick Happy Feller as your namesake?
     
  11. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Well, yeah, that.... should have had another one in 1964, 1983, and definitely 2008!
     
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  12. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    And maybe 1990. Shudder....
     
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  13. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    HIC do you get LHN on cable?
     
  14. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Uhh.... I left that year off :facepalm:
     
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  15. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Yes but haven’t tuned in for months now. Waiting for all the wok3 **** to go away. In other words, I may not tune in again. But I have seen the 1963 and 1969 shows.
     
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  16. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    1-1-70:

    Horns beat Joe Theisman and ND 21-17 to win the NC in the 100th year of college football.

    I was at that game with my UT graduate Dad. It was a special game / time we both savored the rest of our lives.....
     
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  17. everette

    everette 100+ Posts

    Graduated HS and joined the Navy that year. I've posted 3 or 4 times my experience watching the game in a barracks with 20 or so guys who were all rooting for Ark. The only other Texan was an ag fan, so, of course, he rooted against UT. So began my hate for ag.
     
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  18. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The Arkansas game was a bettor's dream that only comes along once in a lifetime.

    Take the opening line and one team, then flip to the other team with a different line, hit both and the payoff was a huge multiple.
     
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  19. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    So why haven't they done one for the '70 nc? Okay, just make a passing mention of the bowl game (no video, please).
     
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  20. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Two Three reasons:
    1. As mentioned above, he's the 5 ball in pool
    2. I thought anyone named "Happy" was cool
    3. I'm a happer feller muhself!
    Wild and Crazy.gif
     
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  21. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    I went to every game that season.

    Envy me.
     
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  22. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I truly do!
     
  23. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I think I remember the 1969 schedule in order off the top of my pointed head:

    @ Cal - Berkley
    NAVY
    Tech
    Rice
    ou
    Bailor
    @SMU
    TCU
    @aggy
    @Arky
    ND

    I attended Navy, ou, TCU, SMU & ND games. 3 of those were blowout wins. For example: Horns beat Frogs 69-7.
     
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  24. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Worster,

    I haven't looked it up, but I thought we played Baylor, then TCU, then aTm
     
  25. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Bro, You have point of order on this one...

    I was going by a 50 + old memory of the order - suspect you are correct....I didn't bother to look it up... but gawd what a sweet season of victories in 1969 !!!

    Blowout wins vs. poor Navy, Tech, Rice, TCU, SMU, aggy., etc.!

    Convincing win over a good ou team 27-17 - with a Heisman winner RB- Steve Owens.

    I seem to recall Bailor was a fairly close game as the team focus was elsewhere.... someone correct me if I am wrong.
     
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  26. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Worster,

    We won 30 games in a row, and covered 29 times. The one was at Waco in 68, which is the famous DKR game where he didn't go in the locker room at halftime until the very end, and said (paraphrasing if not quoting), "Ladies there's a helluva football game going on out there, I'll be glad to watch if y'all decide to join it".

    1969, we destroyed Baylor in Austin. Again, that's from a very foggy, old memory, so could be wrong.
     
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  27. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    OK - got curious and checked actual schedule for 1969 team.

    @SabreHorn - your foggy old memory was correct: it was Bailor, TCU, aggy in that order AND Horns blew out da bearz: 56-14.

    11 Games
    11 Games Table
    G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
    1
    Sep 20, 1969 Sat (4) Texas @ California Pac-8 W 17 0 1 0 0 W 1
    2 Sep 27, 1969 Sat (4) Texas Texas Tech SWC W 49 7 2 0 0 W 2
    3 Oct 4, 1969 Sat (4) Texas Navy Ind W 56 17 3 0 0 W 3
    4 Oct 11, 1969 Sat (2) Texas N (8) Oklahoma Big 8 W 27 17 4 0 0 W 4 Dallas, TX
    5 Oct 25, 1969 Sat (2) Texas Rice SWC W 31 0 5 0 0 W 5
    6 Nov 1, 1969 Sat (2) Texas @ SMU SWC W 45 14 6 0 0 W 6
    7 Nov 8, 1969 Sat (2) Texas Baylor SWC W 56 14 7 0 0 W 7
    8 Nov 15, 1969 Sat (2) Texas Texas Christian SWC W 69 7 8 0 0 W 8
    9 Nov 27, 1969 Thu (1) Texas @ Texas A&M SWC W 49 12 9 0 0 W 9
    10 Dec 6, 1969 Sat (1) Texas @ (2) Arkansas SWC W 15 14 10 0 0 W 10
    11 Jan 1, 1970 Thu (1) Texas N (9) Notre Dame Ind W 21 17 11 0 0 W 11 Cotton Bowl (Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX))
     
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