Alabama’s Grim History with Texas
Alabama and Texas face off for the tenth time in a series that has been very one-sided. Most people remember Alabama's, 37-21, victory over Texas in the 2010 BCS National Championship game, but the Longhorns have historically dominated the Tide.
Texas defeated Alabama in the first four matchups (1902, 1915, 1922, 1948) by a combined score of 76-17.
The next matchup between these two squads came in the 1960 edition of the Bluebonnet Bowl which ended in a tie, 3-3.
These teams met once again in a premiere matchup in the 1965 Orange Bowl, which featured the 1964 national champs, Alabama and the 1963 champs, Texas. Down 21-17 late in the game, Alabama QB Joe Namath failed to convert on a QB dive on 4th-and-goal, giving Texas the victory.
These two squads later met in a pair of Cotton Bowl match ups in 1973 and 1982. In the first game, the Crimson Tide up 13-3 at halftime, allowed two Longhorn touchdowns and failed to respond, suffering a 17-13 defeat.
In the second game, Alabama held a lead once again with a 10-0 advantage in the fourth quarter. The Longhorns pulled off another late comeback to escape with a 14-12 win in Dallas.
The Tide would not be denied in 2010 as Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson combined for 225 rushing yards and four touchdowns, leading Alabama to its first national championship since 1992.
The Tide looks to pick up its second win ever over the Longhorns and cut into the overall series that Texas leads 7-1-1.