Matthew McConaughey gives Texas Longhorns a boost ahead of Alabama clash

Austin, Texas - Ahead of their huge matchup headlining Week 2 of college football, the Texas Longhorns got an extra boost from a famous fan.

Matthew McConaughey celebrates on the field after the Texas Longhorns defeat the Michigan Wolverines in the 91st Rose Bowl Game.
Matthew McConaughey celebrates on the field after the Texas Longhorns defeat the Michigan Wolverines in the 91st Rose Bowl Game.  © DONALD MIRALLE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

If Texas hosting Alabama, the best team in the nation, this weekend doesn't have you excited, then maybe a newly-released hype video will.

On Friday, the Longhorns released a trailer video on their social media voiced by Oscar-winner and Texas alum, Matthew McConaughey, adding more fuel to the Saturday's highly anticipated matchup.

The clip features McConaughey telling the Longhorns to "bring the heat" against the current No. 1 team, Alabama.

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The famous actor was present at the most recent meeting between the programs, back in 2010, when Texas outplayed the Crimson Tide for the BCS National Championship title.

Going into Saturday's hot southern meeting, the all-time record stands at 7-1-1 in favor of the hosts, though Alabama is favored by many to sneak a win.

Both the Longhorns and the Crimson Tide are coming off huge wins in Week 1 ahead of their Big 12 vs. SEC non-conference clash and will be headlining Week 2 as the final College GameDay game of the year.

Flo Rida at perform post-game concert

Following the game, rapper Flo Rida is slated to perform at Longhorn City Limits concert at the LBJ lawn.

The concert is admission is free.

The Good Feeling and Club Can’t Handle Me artist is set to entertain the Austin crowd for about half an hour.

Leading up to the superstar’s performance will be Austin’s very own award-winning DJ Mel.

"September 10 is going to be a fantastic, all-day celebration of The University of Texas," Vice President and Athletics Director Chris Del Conte said in a statement. "I'm so excited to cap off the day listening to Flo Rida, one of the leading artists of the 21st Century and a fan favorite, at Longhorn City Limits presented by Still Austin Whiskey."

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