But the tables are seemingly turned as Texas takes on TCU in Fort Worth this weekend, as TCU – which reached the College Football Playoff championship game last year – as TCU approaches the matchup as underdogs to Texas.
Texas players – who aren’t taking the Horned Frogs lightly – feel so, too.
“It’s another championship game,” Texas Longhorns defensive back Jahdae Barron said, according to Sports Illustrated. “It’s going to be fun. We had our battles in the past, but those games don’t mean anything. It’s going to be a whole new game, a clean slate.”
“We know what happened [last year] when they came into our house and they got that game from us,” linebacker Jaylan Ford told SI. “It’s us wanting to go get our revenge kind of deal. We’re going on the road, but we’ve got the most respect for TCU. The further you get down the season, the harder the wins become.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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247Sports: Texas Football Notebook: Cam Williams’ first start, Sark’s assessment of K-State’s comeback and more
247Sports: Morning Brew: Last year’s loss to TCU serves as motivation for Texas offense
247Sports: Newcomers make immediate impact for No. 18 Texas in season-opening win over Incarnate Word, 88-56
Inside Texas: Ethan Burke’s emergence is one of the reasons Texas is a November contender
Inside Texas: Texas bringing a championship game mentality to Fort Worth while seeking revenge for 2022’s clunker vs. TCU
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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247Sports: Texas offer is ‘really big deal’ to Longhorns legacy Jalen Lott
247Sports: Following the Future: How Texas commits performed last week
247Sports: Watch: Top highlights from Texas commits last week
247Sports: Texas continues to impress elite in-state 2025 OT Michael Fasusi
247Sports: Five-star Florida commit Xavier Filsaime recaps USC trip, updates commitment status
Inside Texas: Recruiting Notebook: Detailed scouting report on 2025 LB target Riley Pettijohn
Inside Texas: Assessing Texas’ offensive portal needs this offseason
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns Recruiting Intel: Latest from 2025, 2026 targets and new RPM
Inside Texas: 2025 On3 Industry Ranking four-star Emaree Winston feeling at home in Texas
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Austin American-Statesman: Which Big 12 school has best men’s basketball/football coaching duo?
Inside Texas: TCU head coach Sonny Dykes on Texas: ‘I think they’re constructed the right way, built the right way’
Our Daily Bears: Baylor men’s basketball ODB staff predictions
Frogs O’ War: Men’s Basketball: Peavy leads TCU to season-opening win over Southern
Bring On The Cats: K-State men fall to no. 21 USC, 82-69
Black & Gold Banneret: Oklahoma State’s Ollie Gordon II, nation’s leading rusher, visits UCF Saturday
Black & Gold Banneret: Back-to-back games, back-to-back wins for UCF basketball
Vanquish The Foe: 2024 3-star Guard Brooks Bahr commits to BYU
Vanquish The Foe: Jake Retzlaff makes BYU more diverse on and off the field
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas women’s basketball tips off against Southern tomorrow night at 7pm Central.