Longhorn fans sing the Eyes of Texas before a football game against Baylor at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Oct. 13, 2018. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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Texas and West Virginia to battle this weekend in Austin in front of a sold-out crowd

Posted November 1st, 2018

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Texas announced on Wednesday that it had sold out of tickets for Saturday afternoon’s football game against West Virginia.

This marks the second sellout of the season for Texas, which has already played four home games. A school-record crowd of 103,507 was on hand for UT’s 37-14 beating of USC on the evening of Sept. 15. According to Texas, the capacity for Royal-Memorial Stadium is 100,119.

The No. 12 Mountaineers and No. 15 Longhorns last met as ranked adversaries in 2012. West Virginia’s 48-45 thrilling triumph that fall drew a then-record 101,851 fans to Royal-Memorial Stadium. That number currently stands as the third-largest in school history.

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Texas and West Virginia will meet at 2:30 p.m. Fans who flock to Bevo Boulevard before the game will be treated to musical performances by Hayes Carll and Dalton Domino.

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