1960s Football

1960: It was so appropriate for Texas to lose this game on a fumble. The Texans lost five of eight fumbles in Oklahoma’s 14-13 win. Going for the win late in the game following a 1-yard run by Breckenridge quarterback Jeremy Gibson, Texas dropped the ball one more time. Oklahoma quarterback Mike Miller of Northwest Classen scored two short touchdowns on runs. Harrold Phillip of Olney scored Texas’ other TD.

1961: The game’s battle from recognition from the NCAA caused a one-year halt to the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry. But the game went on. In a battle of East and West all-stars, the East dominated 20-0. Quarterback Grady Roundtree of Jacksonville threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to running back R.B. Moore of Gilmer for the first touchdown. Bobby Watkins of Tyler returned an interception 18 yards for another TD, and Terry Love of Duncan got the final score on a 1-yard run. Arlington end Steve Jackson was named the most valuable lineman, and Moore was voted the most valuable back.

1962: Mike Kelly and Larry Shields, who won 27 of 28 games in their final two years at Wichita Falls High School and a state championship in 1961, played their final game together in their hometown. But Alonzo Edwards of Tulsa Washington was the star of this show. The big defensive lineman spent almost as much time in the Texas backfield as Shields and Kelly and helped Oklahoma to a 7-6 win. Micky Upton of Stillwater scored Oklahoma’s only touchdown on a slick 16-yard double reverse in the second quarter. Texas also scored its lone touchdown in that quarter on a 3-yard run by Baytown’s Wayne Bell.

1963: Mickey Maroney of Wichita Falls High School caught a 23-yard pass from Terry Southall of Brownwood to set up one second-quarter touchdown and then snared a 4-yard TD pass from Victor Castillo of San Antonio Brackenridge later in the period to lead Texas to a 21-13 win. Texas dominated the game after Oklahoma got on the board first on a 1-yard run by Gary Moore of Tulsa Hale. Led by linebacker Billy Bob Stewart of Grand Prairie, the Texas defense held Oklahoma to minus 6 yards on the ground.

1964: Jim Burgar of Lindsay hit Jerry Lee of McAlester with a 7-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to pull out a 21-16 win for Oklahoma. McAlester ran for Oklahoma’s first touchdown, and Burger hit Ron Shotts with a 17-yard TD strike for Lee other score. Ralph Weaver of Garland and Greg Lott of Lubbock had touchdown runs for Texas. Mizen Jenzen of L.D. Bell was named the top lineman. Burgar was the MVP back.

1965: Bill Bradley of Palestine, Jerry Levias of Beaumont Hebert and Chris Gilbert of Houston Spring Branch were the biggest names in this game — and all made big contributions to Texas’ 21-13 win. But the star of this show was Brownwood’s James Harris, who ran for 81 yards and caught a pair of passes for 17 yards and a TD. Enid quarterback Mike Arnold and Star Spencer’s San Toi Dubose ran for Oklahoma’s TDs.

1966: Bub Deerinwater of Wichita Falls Rider played his final game before the hometown fans and ran for 54 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 7-yard run and kicked both extra point in Texas’ 14-0 win. However, Linzy Cole of Dallas Madison was the offensive MVP after rushing for 44 yards in 12 carries. Chuck Hixson of San Antonio Highlands started at quarterback for Texas but was knocked out of the game on a vicious tackle by future Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owen of Miami. James Street, who led the University of Texas to a national championship in 1969, replaced Hixson. Danny Cantrell of McKinney led the Texas defense with 12 tackles. Owen gained all but four of his team’s 45 rushing yards on 18 carries.

1967: San Antonio MacArthur quarterback Rocky Self completed 13 of 18 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 43 more yards in Texas’ 31-8 win. Raynard Manning of Wichita Falls Washington caught seven passes for 91 yards and scored on a 2-yard pass from Self. Self was the offensive MVP of the game. Don Mooney of San Marcos was the defensive MVP.

1968: Jack Mildren of Abilene Cooper completed 15 of 19 passes for 251 yards and four touchdowns in Texas’ 39-7 rout. Mildren completed the first 12 passes he threw in the game. He threw two touchdown passes of 10 and 21 yards to Gordon Gilder of Kountze, a 28-yarder to Riley Odoms of Corpus Christi and a 27-yarder to Mike Lowrey of Wichita Falls High. Si Southall of Brownwood took over for Mildren in the fourth quarter and led Texas to two more TDs. Roosevelt Manning of Wichita Falls Washington was voted the top lineman of the game after helping the Texas defense hold All-American Roy Bell of Clinton to only 38 yards rushing.

1969: Clinton’s James Williams carried 30 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns to lead Oklahoma to a 17-7 upset. Led by MVP Raymond Hamilton of Oklahoma City Douglass, Oklahoma’s defense held Texas to just 9 yards of total offense. The biggest name to come out of this game was Jerry Sisemore of Plainview, who went on to become an All-American at Texas and an All-Pro offensive lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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