There is unfortunately only one occasion where the Longhorns and Michigan Wolverines have faced each other in football. That one meeting between Texas and Michigan came at the end of the 2005 college football season, in what turned out to be a really entertaining Rose Bowl game to watch.
Legendary Texas quarterback Vince Young would end up leading the Longhorns to a massive fourth-quarter comeback win in that Rose Bowl game. He registered five total touchdowns, nearly 400 total yards, and put up a game-high in rushing yards (192). Young was absolutely electric when the Longhorns needed him the most.
Texas wound up being Michigan in that Rose Bowl game to cap the 2004 season by the final score of 38-37 after a thrilling fourth quarter. Young and Longhorns beat Michigan in the fourth quarter 17-6 to seal this one-point victory.
And Young would wind up delivering one of the most memorable moments in the last few decades for this Longhorns football program when he stated that they would be back in the Rose Bowl for the following season.
That’s exactly what Young and the Longhorns did when they returned for the Rose Bowl game to cap the 2006 season by topping the No. 1 USC Trojans to win the BCS National Championship.
If Texas and Michigan were only going to have faced each other once in football throughout each program’s storied history, this was a good one for the fans on the Forty Acres.
The good news for the Texas-Michigan series is that it will pick up again in the very near future. Texas and Michigan are scheduled to play each other in a home-and-home series in 2024 and 2027. That means we will see the Longhorns and Wolverines playing each other again in just a couple of seasons when they take to the field at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sep. 7, 2024.
The next meeting between Texas and Michigan after the 2024 season will take place on Sep. 11, 2027, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.