Of all the opponents the Texas football program could get in their bowl game this season, there’s five that really stick out in terms of excitement.
The Texas football program did at least already lock up their bowl eligibility for the 2019 postseason. But the way they fell short against the No. 14 ranked Baylor Bears last weekend on the road at McLane Stadium in Waco didn’t help to inspire much confidence as to what lies ahead in Week 14 and in the postseason.
However, head Texas football coach Tom Herman does see his squad take a 6-5 (4-4 Big 12) record out of Week 13. A 2018 campaign that saw Herman’s squad lose four games all throughout last season made for a big letdown this year. Texas finished out with a 10-4 (7-3 Big 12) last season with a win in the Sugar Bowl over the Georgia Bulldogs.
This season, about the best that Texas could hope for is an appearance in the Camping World Bowl. That would mean that Baylor has to go to the Sugar Bowl and the rival Oklahoma Sooners make it into one of the four slots in the College Football Playoff. A scenario like that also leaves either the Iowa State Cyclones or the Oklahoma State Cowboys falling in the Alamo Bowl.
A more likely scenario is Texas either falling into the Texas Bowl or the Liberty Bowl. Those bowl games tend to be the next tier down after the Alamo Bowl and the Camping World Bowl. And both the Texas Bowl and Liberty Bowl could see Texas taking on an opponent from the SEC.
Here’s a look into the five most exciting prospective opponents that the Texas Longhorns football program could have in whatever bowl game they land in this season.