Arkansas ends Texas' 15-game winning streak

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:32 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to

Oct. 17, 1964

It's an early showdown for supremacy in the Southwest Conference between two undefeated teams, No. 8 Arkansas and No. 1 Texas, in Austin. The Razorbacks score on two big plays, an 81-yard punt return by Kenny Hatfield and a 34-yard pass from Freddie Marshall to Bobby Crockett to take a 14-0 lead.

But the defending national champion Longhorns aren't finished, as they score twice in the fourth quarter to cut their deficit to 14-13 with less than two minutes to play. Texas coach Darrell Royal goes for the two-point conversion and probable victory. But Arkansas bats down Marvin Kristynik's pass and ends Texas' 15-game winning streak.

On New Year's Day Texas will help the Razorbacks win the national championship. The Longhorns will beat No. 1 Alabama in the Orange Bowl, while Arkansas, with Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones aboard, will edge Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl to move up to No. 1.