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How to watch Texas football vs. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

The No. 19-ranked Texas football team will open their 2021 NCAA football season against No. 23 University of Louisiana at 3: 30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.

The game will be the first as Texas Longhorns head football coach for Steve Sarkisian.

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Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to his players during an open practice session at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Aug. 18.

Sarkisian's career ups and downs have been well documented. He was fired by USC in October 2015 after alcohol issues surfaced. After stints as an analyst at Alabama, play-caller for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, and play-caller for Nick Saban's Crimson Tide, Sarkisian was hired as Texas head football coach Jan. 2 after Tom Herman was fired.

Sarkisian told the American-Statesman in January that there was a time he wondered about ever getting a second chance. But he soon stopped worrying. “How do I be the best version of Steve Sarkisian today?” he said.

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Texas quarterback Hudson Card runs the ball during Orange-White Game April 24.

The first Texas football game of the season comes against a stout opponent, if last year's record is any indicator. 

Louisiana finished the 2020 NCAA football season with a 10-1 record, and the team's first-ever top 25 finish. The Cajuns return 20 starters, including all five offensive linemen and quarterback Levi Lewis, who is 24-4 under center with 54 career touchdowns passes and only 14 interceptions.

On Monday, it was announced that redshirt freshman Hudson Card will start at quarterback for the Longhorns against the Cajuns. 

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How to watch, stream Texas football vs. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4

Where: Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin

TV: Fox

Streaming: Fox Sports

Radio: Longhorn Radio Network

Cedric Golden and Brian Davis of Hookem contributed to this report.