College GameDay is heading to the heart of Texas for an epic showdown

Austin, Texas - For the first time since their primetime game against the LSU Tigers in 2019, the Texas Longhorns football team will host ESPN’s College GameDay for its non-conference matchup against the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

For the first time in three years, ESPN’s College GameDay will be coming to Austin, Texas for the Longhorns' matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
For the first time in three years, ESPN’s College GameDay will be coming to Austin, Texas for the Longhorns' matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide.  © Tim Warner / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The Longhorns are 5-2 when it comes to hosting College GameDay, with their last appearance in 2019 ending in heartbreak with a loss to LSU, who went on to win the national championship that year.

The upcoming game, which will take place on September 10 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR) in Austin, marks only the second time that Texas has hosted the ESPN pre-game show since 2009.

Both the Longhorns and the Crimson Tide are coming off huge season-opening wins ahead of their Big 12 vs. SEC non-conference matchup.

On Saturday, Texas easily cruised past the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks with a final score of 52-10, while the Crimson Tide dominated over Utah State with a jaw-dropping 55-0 shutout.

Texas football has historically dominated against Alabama with a 7-1-1 all-time record. However, the Longhorns' last meeting with the Crimson Tide in the 2010 BCS National Championship game led to an Alabama victory after Texas' starting QB Colt McCoy was injured and forced to exit the game early on.

Texas will take on Alabama on September 10 at 11 AM local time from DKR on Fox, with College GameDay set to broadcast on ESPN prior to kickoff.

Cover photo: Tim Warner / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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