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Texas Football Rewind: Undefeated 1918 season in midst of Influenza

There are some truly legendary seasons put together in the 118-year history of the Texas football program. Texas is one of the true blue bloods in college football, and their tradition of success dates back beyond a full century. One of their best seasons early in the program’s history came after the end of World War I and in the midst of the Influenza or “Spanish Flu”.

Maybe one of the most trying times in terms of outside influences in the history of the Texas Longhorns football program came in 1918. The effects of influenza and World War I eliminated most of the scheduled games for the 1918 college football season, but the Longhorns still got to play in nine games.