Texas, Arkansas, Richard Nixon & College Football’s 100th Anniversary Game

Powerhouses Texas and Arkansas went- head-to-head  in college football’s 100th Anniversary Game in 1969.  The Longhorns entered the game on an 18-game winning streak, and the Razorbacks had won 15-straight.  Nearly half the TV sets in America were tuned in, and Arkansas struck early, shooting out to a 14-0 lead.  Then, led by quarterback James Street, the Longhorns rallied in the fourth period.  Street scampered for a 42 yard Touchdown, which was followed by a 2-point conversion.  Then, with 4 minutes left in the contest, Street hit Randy Perchel, who sprinted 44 yards for the winning score.  Final score:  Texas 15, Arkansas 14. President Richard Nixon presented Texas with the National Championship Trophy.

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