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September 1, 1980

In the earliest Southwest Conference game ever scheduled, No. 10 Texas took down No. 6 Arkansas 23-16 in Austin. Down 7-3 in the second quarter, Texas coach Fred Akers took a fourth down gamble on the goal line and sent running back A.J. "Jam" Jones on a draw play that put the Longhorns up for good.

--National Football Foundation newsletter