The first game after the bye week for No. 8 Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian is on Oct. 21 on the road against the Houston Cougars and head coach Dana Holgorsen. Texas and Houston will meet as Big 12 foes for the singular time this weekend.
Texas controls its destiny in the Big 12 heading into the second half of the regular season, largely thanks to Houston’s efforts against the West Virginia Mountaineers last week. Houston beating West Virginia on a last-second Hail’Mary from quarterback Donovan Smith to wide receiver Stephon Johnson Jr. handed the Mountaineers their first loss in Big 12 play.
West Virginia losing means that if the Longhorns win out down the stretch in Big 12 play, it will have a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game.
Before Texas can think about making it to the Big 12 Championship Game, though, it must take care of business against its remaining schedule. That starts with this weekend’s battle on the road against Holgorsen and the Cougars.
Texas comes into this matchup against Houston with a record of 5-1 (2-1 Big 12) after the tough last-minute 34-30 loss to the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game on Oct. 7. Houston, meanwhile, comes in with a record of 3-3 (1-2 Big 12) following the aforementioned miracle 41-39 win over West Virginia on Oct. 13.
Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 8 Texas hits the road to travel to Houston to face the Cougars at TDECU Stadium on Oct. 21.
How to watch Texas football vs. Houston
TV/Stream: FOX/Fubo TV
Radio/Audio Stream: Longhorn Radio Network
Game time: 3 p.m. CT
Live stats: StatBroadcast
For the second time this season, the Longhorns have a game broadcast live on FOX. The first time Texas had a nationally broadcasted game on FOX this season was the opener on Sep. 2 against the Rice Owls.
According to the Texas Sports website, Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman will call the Texas-Houston game on FOX on Oct. 21.
Craig Way, Roger Wallace, and Will Matthews will have the call for the radio broadcast on the Longhorn Radio Network.
Texas vs. Houston series history
Texas holds the edge in the all-time series against Houston, with a record of 16-7-2. The last time these two teams met on the gridiron was in 2002 when the Longhorns topped the Cougars by a score of 41-11 in Austin. The Longhorns have won the last seven meetings against Houston dating back to the 1992 season.
The last time Houston beat the Longhorns at home was in 1991.
Texas opened as a 22.5-point favorite on the road against Houston. That line has since moved one point in the Longhorns’ favor (per Caesars Sportsbook).