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Texas vs. Notre Dame: Game thread

Can the Horns even up the all-time win total with the Fighting Irish?

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Texas Longhorns football back, y'all.

This is the opportunity to move past the horrific memories of the 59 total yards of offense against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Texas Bowl.

This is the opportunity to get the first signature win of the Charlie Strong era.

This is the opportunity to prove that the offense can play at a high level.

This is the opportunity for junior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes to prove all those doubters wrong.

This is the opportunity for the youth movement to start writing their Longhorn legacies.

This is how we do:

This is your game thread and these are your game specifics:

TV: Saturday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC

Radio: Texas - Longhorn IMG Radio Network, KTXX-FM 104.9 (Austin), Notre Dame - 960 WSBT-AM (South Bend), National - SiriusXM Channel 129

Online streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra (video), (audio)

Weather: High of 80 degrees / Low of 69 degrees, Precipitation 20%

Bovada Betting Odds: Notre Dame -10

Let's hope Texas can take full advantage of the opportunity and, at the least, provide some hope for the long-term future even if there's not a great deal for the present and short-term future.