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Kickoff times, TV broadcasts set for several Texas 2018 matchups

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The kickoff times and TV channels have been set for Texas’ matchups with USC, Oklahoma, and others.

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Kickoff times and television broadcasts plans for four of the Texas Longhorns 2018 matchups have been announced.

On Sept. 1, Tom Herman’s second season on the Forty Acres will get underway on the road against Maryland at 11:00 a.m. CT. The season-opener will be televised on FS1. The Longhorns lost the front end of the home-and-home series with the Terrapins last season, 51-41.

The following week, the Longhorns will welcome Tulsa for their home opener on Sept. 8. That matchup will take place at 7:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on Longhorn Network.

”Longhorn Network, the 24-hour network devoted to the University of Texas, will televise two Texas football home games during the 2018 season,” ESPN Media Zone said in a press release. “The two-game slate includes their matchup against Tulsa on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. CT, kicking off the Longhorns’ 2018 home campaign. LHN will also televise an additional game this season with further details to come.”

On Sept. 15, Texas will host USC to cap a home-and-home series with the Trojans, and that much-anticipated matchup is set for 7:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on FOX. In 2017, USC outlasted Texas 27-24 in a double-overtime thriller.

The official time and channel for the 2018 edition of the Red River Showdown hasn't cemented yet, but FOX Sports did announce that the Oct. 6 meeting will be televised on either FOX or FS1.

“In the heart of the State Fair of Texas, and amidst FOX Sports’ MLB Postseason coverage, the Red River Showdown returns to the FOX Sports family of networks for the second time and first since 2016 – a matchup that still ranks as FS1’s second most-watched college football game ever,” FOX Sports announced in a press release. “Following the departure of Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, the Oklahoma Sooners look to extend their current winning streak against the Longhorns on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.”

Last season, Texas owned a fourth quarter lead over Oklahoma before ultimately falling short, 29-24.

Lastly, the Longhorns will cap the 2018 regular season on Nov. 23 on the road against Kansas, which is set for 11:00 a.m. CT. This game will also be televised on FS1. Texas won the most recent meeting last season, 42-27.