After two games, Texas is still undefeated, which hasn’t happened since 2012. With the Longhorns on the cusp of the AP Top 10, it’s only logical (maybe not that logical, remember Texas’ 3-0 start in 2010?) for fans to start thinking about bowl games. After all, it always helps to plan for the holiday seasons early.
So where should Longhorn fans plan to go as of Sept. 12? How about Dallas?
One college football expert at ESPN predicts the Longhorns will meet the University of Houston in a Cotton Bowl matchup that will make Kirk Bohls write a million columns about the Cougars and their coach, Tom Herman.
But seriously, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach has Texas and Houston meeting up in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 2, and that would be fun because Texas has a lot of history in that game.
But another ESPN analyst went the full McConaughey and “let it rip” on the Texas hype machine. Brett McMurphy has slotted the Longhorns into the Allstate Sugar Bowl, which means he has Texas in one of the biggest bowl games of the year and just outside the realm of the College Football Playoffs.
However, he also has Texas playing a Tennessee team that was nearly defeated by Appalachian State, so maybe it is too early to make travel plans.
Correction: this article originally stated that the Allstate Sugar Bowl was apart of the College Football Playoff. The Sugar Bowl is not part of the playoffs this season. The Fiesta and Peach Bowls host the semifinals this year.
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