1975 Texas Lutheran Bulldogs football team

The 1975 Texas Lutheran Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Texas Lutheran College (later renamed Texas Lutheran University) and won the national championship during the 1975 NAIA Division II football season. In their fifth and final season under head coach Jim Wacker, the Bulldogs compiled an 11–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 361 to 113. The team’s only loss was to Howard Payne. They participated in the NAIA Division II playoffs, defeating Hanover (32–13) in the semifinals and Cal Lutheran (34–8) in the NAIA Division II Championship Game. It was the second of two consecutive national championships for Texas Lutheran.[1]

American college football season
1975Texas Lutheran Bulldogs football
NAIA Division II national champion
NAIA Division II Championship Game, W 34–8 vs. Cal Lutheran
Conference Independent
1975 record 11–1
Head coach
Home stadium Matador Stadium
Seasons
 1974
1976 

1975 NAIA Division II independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Texas Lutheran ^     11 1 0
Cal Lutheran ^     10 1 0
Westminster (PA)     6 1 1
Missouri Southern     7 3 1
Benedictine (KS)     5 5 0
Eureka     3 5 1
  • ^ – NAIA Division II playoff participant

The team played its home games at Matador Stadium in Seguin, Texas.

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Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 6 Tarleton State
W 42–7
September 13 Southwest Texas State
  • Matador Stadium
  • Seguin, TX
W 21–20
September 20 at Howard Payne Brownwood, TX L 12–17
September 27 Trinity (TX)
  • Matador Stadium
  • Seguin, TX
W 14–0
October 4 at Arkansas Tech Russellville, AR W 42–0
October 18 Prairie View A&M
  • Matador Stadium
  • Seguin, TX
W 28–3
October 25 at McMurry Abilene, TX W 40–6
November 1 at Harding Searcy, AR W 28–6
November 8 Bishop
  • Matador Stadium
  • Seguin, TX
W 47–14
November 15 Midland Lutheran
  • Matador Stadium
  • Seguin, TX (Lutheran Brotherhood Bowl)
W 21–10
November 22 Hanover
  • Matador Stadium
  • Seguin, TX (NAIA Division II semifinal)
W 32–13
December 6 at Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, CA (NAIA Division II Championship Game) W 34–8

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