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Texas Longhorns vs. UCLA Bruins: Game time, TV schedule, radio stream, and more

The Longhorns and Bruins square off on Saturday evening. Find out where and how to watch here.

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Chris Covatta

The Texas Longhorns will take on the UCLA Bruins at 7:15 p.m. CT in Arlington, Texas.

The game will break a 3-3 series tie between the teams. The last game came in 2011, when the Longhorns blew out the Bruins 49-20 in Los Angeles behind 488 yards of total offense and four takeaways. On offense, tight end DJ Grant had one of the best games of his career, catching six passes and scoring three touchdowns.

The three previous contests were all resounding wins for UCLA -- the Route 66 in 1997, a win in Los Angeles the next year, and a 34-12 victory in Austin in 2010 that heralded the downfall of the Texas program under former head coach Mack Brown.

UCLA is 2-0 on the season after struggling to close wins against Virginia, 28-20, on the road, and at home against Memphis, 42-35.

How to witness

TV: 8 p.m. ET, FOX

Radio: Here's a list of radio affiliates for Texas. Here's one for UCLA.

Online streaming: FOX Sports Go

Announcers: Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Charles Davis (color analyst), and Molly McGrath (sideline).

The numbers

Rankings and records: UCLA is ranked No. 12 in both the AP and Coaches polls. Texas is not ranked in either poll. The Bruins are 2-0 this season, while the Longhorns are 1-1. The all-time series between the two schools is tied at 3-3.

Vegas: UCLA opened as a 6-point favorite. The line has since moved to 7.5.

Weather forecast: 74 degrees and cloudy.

Two things at stake

The Longhorns are looking to avoid embarrassment for the second straight week and prove that the team can show a greater level of intensity on the field after head coach Charlie Strong said his team wasn't ready to play against BYU.

For the Bruins, there's still a potential playoff spot at stake, as well as the potential Heisman candidacy of junior quarterback Brett Hundley. After two underwhelming performances, UCLA wants to prove that they are more than an impressive team on paper and can win games with the ease that the overall talent level would indicate is possible.

One key matchup

UCLA front seven vs. the Texas offensive line. The Texas offensive line now has 10 starts after entering the game against BYU with only five. So the good news is that the group is now basically twice as experienced as it was when the game kicked off in Austin against the Cougars. The bad news is that the group missed numerous blocks last week and generally failed to create any push with a limited gameplan.

The UCLA front seven features three five-star returnees and five more former four-star recruits, so there's a great deal of talent along the defensive line and at linebacker, where senior Eric Kendricks has been making plays with a forced fumble and interception returned for a touchdown, while sophomore Myles Jack has been his typical rangy self.

If the Horns can't manage to get some push, the running game will look as broken as it did against BYU and sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes will face long down-and-distance situations all night.


Time Road Home TV Streaming
Noon ET East Carolina No. 17 Virginia Tech ESPN
Noon ET UCF No. 20 Missouri SEC Network
Noon ET Kent State No. 22 Ohio State ABC/ESPN2
Noon ET Indiana Bowling Green ESPNU
Noon ET Syracuse Central Michigan ESPNews
Noon ET Boise State Connecticut ESPN2
Noon ET Pittsburgh FIU FS1
Noon ET Georgia Southern Georgia Tech RSN
Noon ET Ohio Marshall CBSSN
Noon ET West Virginia Maryland Big Ten Network
Noon ET Massachusetts Vanderbilt FSN
12:30 p.m. ET No. 21 Louisville Virginia ACC Network
1 p.m. ET Eastern Illinois Illinois State CSN-CHI
1 p.m. ET Wagner Monmouth
2 p.m. ET Air Force Georgia State
2 p.m. ET Wyoming No. 2 Oregon Pac-12 Network
3 p.m. ET Indiana State Ball State
3 p.m. ET UC Davis Colorado State FS1
3:30 p.m. ET No. 6 Georgia No. 24 South Carolina CBS
3:30 p.m. ET Alabama A&M UAB ASN
3:30 p.m. ET Arkansas Texas Tech ABC
3:30 p.m. ET Arkansas State Miami ESPNU
3:30 p.m. ET Iowa State Iowa ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Kansas Duke RSN
3:30 p.m. ET Miami (Ohio) Michigan Big Ten Network
3:30 p.m. ET NC State South Florida CBSSN
3:30 p.m. ET Lehigh New Hampshire ASN
4 p.m. ET Louisiana No. 14 Ole Miss SEC Network
4 p.m. ET Mississippi State South Alabama ESPNews
4 p.m. ET Minnesota TCU FS1
4 p.m. ET Illinois Washington FOX
4 p.m. ET Drake Western Illinois
5 p.m. ET Western Michigan Idaho
5 p.m. ET Army No. 15 Stanford Pac-12 Network
6 p.m. ET Southern Miss No. 3 Alabama ESPN2
6 p.m. ET Eastern Mich Old Dominion Cox 110
7 p.m. ET ULM No. 10 LSU ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Tulsa Florida Atlantic FCS
7 p.m. ET Western Kentucky Middle Tennessee MyTV30
7 p.m. ET UTSA Oklahoma State FSN
7 p.m. ET Abilene Christian Troy
7 p.m. ET Northern Illinois UNLV Mountain West Network!/watch-live
7 p.m. ET Wake Forest Utah State CBSSN
7 p.m. ET New Mexico Highland Northern Arizona FSN-AZ
7:30 p.m. ET Kentucky Florida SEC Network
7:30 p.m. ET (Indianapolis) Purdue No. 11 Notre Dame NBC
8 p.m. ET (Arlington, TX) No. 12 UCLA Texas FOX
8 p.m. ET No. 9 USC Boston College ESPN
8 p.m. ET Tennessee No. 4 Oklahoma ABC
8 p.m. ET Penn State Rutgers Big Ten Network
8 p.m. ET Navy Texas State ESPNews
8 p.m. ET New Mexico St UTEP Sinclair
8 p.m. ET SE Louisiana Tulane
8 p.m. ET Portland State Washington State Pac-12 Network
9 p.m. ET Rice No. 7 Texas A&M ESPN2
9 p.m. ET South Dakota Montana Cowles Montana Media
10 p.m. ET No. 16 Arizona State Colorado ESPNU
10:30 p.m. ET Nebraska Fresno State CBSSN
11 p.m. ET Nevada Arizona Pac-12 Network
Midnight ET Northern Iowa Hawaii Oceanic (PPV)