Horns up, Austin — the UT football season starts this Sat., Sept. 3. Dust off your cowboy hat + put on your boots, because we’re giving you the lowdown on everything you need to know before hitting DKR Stadium. 🤘
🏟 First, let’s recap.
Let’s just say the 2021 season was a rough one.
Last year was head coach Steve Sarkisian’s first year with the Longhorns. Texas ended the season with a 5-7 record + suffered its first loss to the Kansas Jayhawks since 2016. The Longhorns’ six consecutive losses toward the end of the season was the team’s longest losing streak since 1956.
🏈 Who’s on the field?
Now, for the good news. Texas got some exciting roster additions this summer, including Southlake-born Quinn Ewers, a freshman transfer from Ohio State. Ewers was the highest-rated recruit in 2021, and will be the new starting quarterback for the Horns.
Looking forward, next season Texas will also gain No. 1 recruit Arch Manning — yes, of that Manning family.
Sarkisian hasn’t yet announced the depth chart for Saturday’s game, but here are some possible outcomes for the starting lineup.
🎟️ Here’s the home game schedule:
- Sat., Sept. 3 — Louisiana-Monroe
- Sat., Sept. 10 — Alabama
- Sat., Sept. 17 — UTSA
- Sat., Oct. 1 — West Virginia
- Sat., Oct. 15 — Iowa State
- Sat., Nov. 12 — TCU
- Sat., Nov. 25 — Baylor
You can buy tickets online, with prices starting at $55 for select single games. You can also book a range of tailgate packages, which include tickets, tents, tables, and chairs.
🍺 Where can I watch the games?
Can’t make it to DKR Stadium? Hit up one of these local bars to cheer with other fans in burnt orange.
- Scholz Garten | 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
- The Tavern | 922 W. 12th St.
- Haymaker | 2310 Manor Rd.
- Black Sheep Lodge | 2108 S. Lamar Blvd.
Happy football season, Austin. Don’t forget to tag us in of your game day photos + videos using @ATXtoday or #ATXtoday. 📸