The biggest non-conference showdown of the regular season is just a few days away for No. 11 ranked Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian. Texas will battle head coach Nick Saban and the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide on the road in Tuscaloosa on Sep. 9 in one of the highest stakes non-conference games of the 2023 college football regular season.
This matchup between Texas and Alabama is the back end of a home-and-home series that started at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium last season. Alabama bested Texas by a narrow 20-19 final score at DKR in Week 2 last year.
Texas is 1-0 (0-0 Big 12) after beating the Rice Owls in the regular season opener at home at DKR on Sep. 2 by the final score of 37-10. The Longhorns were slow out of the gates on offense in the opener but picked up the pace in the second half. Texas still was unable to cover the spread in the opener last weekend.
Alabama is also 1-0 (0-0 SEC) after a commanding 56-7 win over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at home at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sep. 2. The Tide have won five straight, going back to its win in SEC play late last season over the No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels.
Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 11 Texas travels to Tuscaloosa to face No. 3 Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sep. 9, with the kickoff time set for 6:00 p.m. CT.
How to watch Texas football vs. Alabama
Radio/Audio Stream: The Varsity Network
Game time: 6 p.m. CT
Live Stats: Sidearm Stats
For the first time this season, the Longhorns will have a primetime game under the lights broadcast live on ESPN. The ESPN College GameDay crew will also be in Tuscaloosa for the Texas-Alabama game on Sep. 9.
ESPN College GameDay will begin its broadcast at 8 a.m. CT.
According to the ESPN Press Room, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Holly Rowe will call the Texas-Alabama game for ESPN this weekend.
Texas vs. Alabama series history
Texas holds the edge in the all-time series against Alabama in 10 meetings, with a record of 7-2-1. But the Tide have won the last two meetings between these two teams, including the 2010 BCS National Championship Game and the matchup at DKR last season.
The last time that Texas and Alabama squared off in Tuscaloosa was over 100 years ago, during the 1902 season. Texas topped Alabama by a score of 10-0 in that 1902 meeting against the Tide.