Texas football vs. Alabama: Opening odds for game week

Steve Sarkisian, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Sarkisian, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /

The talk of the town around college football for the next week or so is probably going to be the impending big-time matchup for Sep. 10 between Texas football and the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian will face legendary head coach Nick Saban and Alabama in front of a national television audience on FOX.

It was also announced on the night of Sep. 3 that the set of ESPN College GameDay will be on campus in Austin for the meeting between Texas and Alabama next weekend.

Texas will face Alabama at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, with kickoff time set for 11 a.m. CT on Sep. 10. This will be the first meeting between the Longhorns and Crimson Tide since the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.

The all-time series between Texas and Alabama does still favor the Longhorns, though, by a record of 7-1-1.

Here’s a look at the early betting odds for game week between Texas and Alabama, set for Sep. 10.

Texas football vs. Alabama opening odds on game week

According to WynnBet, Texas is a 17.5-point underdog against Alabama in this game. And the over/under is set at 56.5 points.

The ESPN Football Power Index gives Texas just a 22.3 percent chance to beat Alabama.

Texas football vs. Alabama preview

Sark will get to face his former boss in Saban as the 2020 Biletnikoff Award winner was Alabama’s offensive coordinator until he took the Texas job during the 2021 offseason.

Texas will head into this meeting with Alabama sporting a record of 1-0 (0-0 Big 12), following a commanding win in the regular season opener on Sep. 3. Sark and the Longhorns downed head coach Terry Bowden and the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at home at DKR on Sep. 3 by the final score of 52-10.

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Meanwhile, Alabama heads into this meeting with Texas sporting a record of 1-0 (0-0 SEC) after dominating the Utah State Aggies at home at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sep. 3, by the final score of 55-0.