There wasn’t much direct relevance to Texas football on the first day of bowl season, but it is nice to have college football back on Saturdays.
The Texas football program doesn’t participate in postseason game until the Allstate Sugar Bowl kicks off against the Georgia Bulldogs on New Years Day at 7:45 p.m. CT at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. There’s some other action to watch on the first day of the bowl season. But, this will be the first time that Texas football is taking part in a bowl game with the significance of the Sugar Bowl since the 2009 season.
Since the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, the best that Texas football found itself in for the postseason is the Alamo Bowl. Landing a spot in the Sugar Bowl is a huge opportunity for the Texas Longhorns since it can take down an SEC opponent and take some momentum into the 2019 off-season.
Texas football has another difficult non-conference slate next year that features a top tier opponent from the SEC West in the LSU Tigers. That matchup against LSU starts a home-and-home series between the two teams that takes place in 2019 and 2002. The first of the two matchup comes at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on the Forty Acres. The second will be at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA, in 2020.
However, before the Horns can focus on facing LSU next year, it can generate some momentum against the SEC by beating Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. And, before the Sugar Bowl kicks off, there’s some key action to watch during the early part of the postseason. The early part of the bowl season is also nice to have some action back on the gridiron at the FBS level.
Here’s a look at what any fan of Texas football, or college football in general, should watch on the first day of the FBS bowl season.