In the world of cord-cutting and internet streaming, it's difficult to know where you can watch your favorite Texas football team on Saturday. Here's a Texas-centric TV Guide so you can spend less time finding that gosh-darned channel and more time watching football.
UTSA vs. Army (Friday 6 p.m. CT, ESPN)
UTSA kicks off the Texas football weekend with a Friday night clash against Army. The Roadrunners got in the win column last weekend against Texas State behind a raucous home crowd, and their defense, led by Trey Moore, has held opponents to an average of 15 points a game thus far. Moore and the rest of his unit will have more chances to sack the quarterback this weekend than normal when facing Army, becuase our future soldiers are experimenting with the shotgun!
Baylor vs. Long Island (11 a.m. CT, Big 12 Now/ESPN+)
Baylor let a sure-upset against a Cameron Rising-less Utah team slip away last week, but its six-game losing streak dating back to 2022 should come to a merciful end when they host FCS Long Island. The vibes are low in Waco after an 0–2 start. Quarterback Blake Shapen is still on the mend from an MCL injury sustained in Week One, and backup Sawyer Robertson appeared gimpy at the end of the Utah game. The secondary is without safety Devin Lemear. This is a get-right spot for Baylor before they host Texas next week to open up conference play.
Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Monroe (3 p.m. CT, SEC Network)
We spent all offseason wondering how the Jimbo Fisher-Bobby Petrino marriage would work, but the Miami game proved DJ Durkin's defense is a long way off from where they need to be. The good news is ULM doesn't have a particularly explosive offense, putting up 17 points against Army and 24 against Lamar, so the Aggies can tweak the defense this weekend. On offense, quarterback Conner Weigman and wide reciever Evan Stewart have been a lethal connection thus far. Stewart has 257 yards and two TDs on the year.
North Texas at Louisiana Tech (6 p.m. CT, ESPN+)
It's been a tough start to Eric Morris's tenure in Denton after he decided to keep most of former coach Seth Littrell's roster intact. The defense has been porous running the 3-3-5 stack, surrendering 598.5 yards per game and 52 points per game on the young season. The offense has shown flashes of big play potential, mainly when targeting wide receiver Ja'Mori Maclin. But Morris announced Thursday night he'll switch to Louisiana Monroe transfer Chandler Rogers at quarterback. The signal caller won't matter, however, if the defense can't bear down and stop a Sonny Cumbie-led Louisiana Tech offense.
Rice vs. Texas Southern (6 p.m. CT, ESPN+)
What a difference JT Daniels can make. The sixth-year quarteback threw for a career-high 401 yards last weekend as Rice scored 43 points on a power five opponent for the first time in program history, stunning Houston in double overtime. Many questioned if Texas could keep up with Alabama after a lackluster 37-10 victory over Rice in Week One, but Steve Sarkisian said this week people are finding out Rice is a different team this year. The Owls have one more tune-up game Saturday before entering conference play.
SMU vs. Prairie View A&M (6 p.m. CT, ESPN+)
You can't take morale victories in college football, but SMU proved they could play with No. 18 Oklahoma last weekend in Norman, at one point trailing 14-11 before the Sooners reeled off two scores to put the game out of reach. The Mustangs should get back in the win column Saturday night before they make the short drive to Fort Worth next weekend for the Iron Skillet against TCU.
Texas Tech vs. Tarleton State (6 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+)
Texas Tech is in unenviable company with Baylor as the only 0–2 teams in the state of Texas, but like Baylor they should get in the win column this weekend. Even so, the Red Raiders still have everything to play for. The offense has put up points, but quarterback Tyler Shough needs to limit his turnovers and lean on running back Tahj Brooks more. As for the defense, the pass rush has generated pressure, but the Red Raiders need to limit the quarterback run (125 scamble yards allowed through two games).
Houston vs. TCU (7 p.m. CT, Fox)
This is the state's most intriguing game this weekend by far. Mike Leach disciples Sonny Dykes and Dana Holgorsen lead two teams that are hard to get a read on early in the year. TCU let Colorado hang 45 points on them to open the season before taking care of business in a cupcake game against Nicholls. Houston forced UTSA quarterback Frank Harris into three interceptions in week one before getting torched by Rice's JT Daniels in a 43-41 double overtime loss. Plenty of questions surround these programs, and we'll have some answers after Saturday night.
Texas vs. Wyoming (7 p.m. CT, Longhorn Network)
The Longhorns are the undisputed best team in Texas right now after knocking off Alabama in Tuscaloosa and rocketing up to No. 4 in the Top 25 rankings. Now, they need to take care of business when they host a scrappy Wyoming team that upset Texas Tech in Week One. Texas is a complete unit right now, physically matching up with the Crimson Tide along the line of scrimmage and out-athleteing them at the skill positions. The great teams pummel teams they should beat. We'll see if Texas does that Saturday night.
Texas State vs. Jackson State (7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN+)
Even taking into account the loss to UTSA last week, Texas State looks like a dangerous team in Year One of the GJ Kinne era. Kinne completely overhauled his roster with 51 new scholarship players, and transfers have accounted for over 76% of the passing offense. TJ Finley has been rock-solid in two games as the starting quarterback, and Caleb Coleman and Kaleb-Ford Dement are transfers flying around in the defensive secondary. Jackson State, 2–1 on the year, will be a tough out, even without Coach Prime.
UTEP at Arizona (10 p.m. CT, Pac-12 Network)
UTEP closes out the weekend with a little Pac-12 after dark action against Arizona. It's been an up-and-down start to the season for the Miners. They lost to Jacksonville State in its first FBS game, then beat Incarnate Word by two touchdowns before getting blown out by a Northwestern program in terrible transition period. It'll be interesting to see if Dana Dimel leans on Deion Burgess and the run game, which went bezerk for 336 yards in the only win of the season.
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