Which of the college blue blood programs did Texas football have the most success against in its 118 year illustrious history?
Throughout the history of the Texas football program, there’s been a number of opponents who wanted to unseat one of the true blue bloods. Texas is one of the better programs in the history of college football, and there’s always going to be those who try to unseat them whenever they could.
However, Texas fell onto hard times over the course of the last decade. Outside of maybe one or two seasons, Texas wasn’t able to get back to national relevance over a span of 10 years, and three different head coaches. The reign of former legendary head coach Mack Brown would end in disappointment, with an Alamo bowl loss to the Oregon Ducks.
And there would only be one bowl game that former head coach Charlie Strong stumbled his way into over a letdown of a three-year tenure on the Forty Acres. Texas would fall short against the Arkansas Razorbacks in their only try in any bowl game under Strong.
Current head coach Tom Herman has to be trying to guide Texas to the point where they’re “back”. Not to where starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger declares that his team is back, but to the point where Texas is actually consistently contending on the national stage.
Texas heads into the 2020 season with the expectations to be a top 15 team in the country yet again. The pieces are in place to do so. But can they take care of business against the teams that they need to the most?
Here’s a look into the five blue bloods that the Texas Longhorns football program has played best against throughout its 118-year history.