The Texas Longhorns have won over 800 college football games, rank in top 3 winning-est programs of all-time and have four national titles. The Longhorns have had a few different periods of sustained success, but the Horns experienced their greatest success when Darrell Royal was the head coach. Texas won three National Championships during Royal's era - in 1963, 1969 and 1970. Mack Brown coached the Longhorns to their 4th National Title in 2005, which is thought of by many as the greatest college football game of all-time. Two legendary Texas Longhorn running backs have won the Heisman Trophy -- Earl Campbell (1977) and Ricky Williams (1998) while QBs like James Street, Vince Young and Colt McCoy have led the Horns through some great seasons. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Texas Longhorns football tickets.
2016 Texas Longhorns Season Preview
The first season of Charlie Strong’s tenure as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns fell well short of expectations. The Longhorns failed to beat Oklahoma, and got crushed in their final two games against TCU and Arkansas to finish the year 6-7. The 2015 Texas Longhorns season will be a statement season that may come to define if Charlie Strong is able to turn around the Longhorns fortunes. The Texas defense, which was one of the best in the Big 12 in 2014, will be without longtime starters Quandre Diggs, Jordan Hicks, Cedric Reed, Steve Edmond, and standout defensive tackle Malcolm Brown. The 2015 Longhorns defense will be built on unproven freshmen and sophomores including highly anticipated freshman Malik Jefferson, with a few key seniors such as Duke Thomas. Charlie Strong’s defensive prowess will be put to the test, but if he can turn the ’15 Horns defense into a top half of the Big 12 unit, he will once again cement himself as one of the best defensive minds in college football. On the offensive side of the ball, the o-line should see significant improvement, but the Longhorns hopes will live and die by quarterback Tyrone Swoops. If Swoops can improve from 2014, Texas will be dangerous, if he doesn’t? The Longhorns will probably finish in the bottom half of the Big 12 once again. The Texas Longhorns will be tested early against Notre Dame in week 1, and will have the Red River Showdown on October 10th.
Check out our Texas Longhorns Season Preview History page for previews of previous Longhorns seasons.
Texas Longhorns Football at DKR Memorial Stadium Address: 405 E 23rd St, Austin, Texas, 78712
The Longhorns play home games at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium which has a seating capacity of over 102,000. There's nothing quite like walking into DKR and seeing the sea of burnt orange and being there to hear the home fans scream out "TEXAS FIGHT!" 100,000 hands in the air doing in the Hook 'Em Horns sign is a one-of-a-kind thing in college football and Austin is one of the best college towns in the country. The Texas Lonhorns home bench is on the DKR Memorial Stadium sideline with sections 1-8. DKR Memorial Stadium parking information is covered in our Longhorns event guide.
Texas vs. Oklahoma
One of the biggest games in all of college football, the Red River Rivalry is played in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl between two of the most storied programs in history. The Longhorn and Sooner faithful are split right down the middle of the stadium as they are surrounded by the State Fair of Texas on all sides of the stadium. It’s a can’t-miss for fans of either team and it’s the most unique setting for a football game in the country.
Texas vs. Texas A&M
This has been one of the most one-sided rivalries over the years (in Texas’s favor), but the game has been put on hold for a while after the Aggies moved to the SEC. The game has been played on Thanksgiving weekend, and beating the other team is a good gauge on whether or not you had a good season. The rivalry goes back far, as does the vitriol on and off the field.
This is a newer one, though they’ve played each other many times over the years. Texas Tech stung the Longhorns badly in the final seconds of the 2008 contest, ending their hopes for a national title berth. The Horns have mounted big comebacks over the years after falling behind early, making this yearly contest an exciting one.
Texas Longhorns in the CFP National Championship, Bowl Games and Big 12 Championship
The Texas Longhorns rank in the top 3 in NCAA All-Time Bowl appearances with more than 50. Without a doubt one of the most recognized college football programs in the nation, The Longhorns annually demonstrate their dominance in the Big 12 Conference, recording multiple Big 12 Championships since joining the league in 1996. They’ve also etched their name into the National Championship trophy with a claimed national titles in 1963, 1969, 1970, and 2005. The Texas Longhorns are always a threat to reach the College Football Playoff, and will look to bring a 5th National Championship home in 2016
Texas Longhorns Event Guide
What is the best place to sit for a Longhorn game at DKR?
Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium seats just 100,000 football fans, so there are a lot of options. The lower West sideline (sections 1-8) is commonly referred to as the “Alumni side” and popular with fans looking for a premium seat. The chairback seats in Sections 4-5 are excellent and provide convenient halftime access to the UT Alumni Center across the street. The lower level endzone (sections 13-18) are a great view of the field and the giant HD jumbotron located directly across the field. These seats are some of the best values in DKR. The nicest in-stadium amenities come with the Endzone Club seats (sections 13C-19C) which offer a full food buffet and cash bar. Fans in the Endzone Club are allowed to take a beer or mixed drink to their seat, which is not allowed anywhere else in the stadium.
How can I buy cheap Texas Longhorns tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Texas football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Texas tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Big 12 opponents, like Oklahoma, Baylor and Oklahoma State, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Texas tickets near face value.
Where can I park around Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium?
The majority of the lots closest to the stadium are reserved for parking passes. You can purchase a parking pass at TicketCity. There are some pay lots further from the stadium that range in price from $15 on up. On gameday there are a fleet of Pedi cabs (bicycle rickshaws) so fans can catch a ride instead of walking to the stadium. Check out the DKR Event Guide for a detailed Texas Longhorns Game Day parking map.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Texas Longhorns football schedule?
The Longhorns 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the Big 12. Texas plays in the Big 12, which means games against Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, TCU, West Virginia, Iowa State, and Kansas. Game times are announced by the Big 12 as soon as the TV schedule is set. Texas’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry. If you are looking for Longhorns news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Texas Longhorns team roster.
What is the best place to eat in Austin before a Longhorn home game?
Austin has a vibrant food scene, so there is truly something to fit every fan. For the best BBQ in Austin try Franklin’s, County Line or the Salt Lick. For Mexican food, try Iron Cactus, Maudie’s, Santa Rita or Matt’s El Rancho. There are lots of good choices down in the “warehouse district” near West 6th street. For pregame food near the stadium, try Scholz Garden (walking distance from DKR) or Cuatros (on UT campus a short drive from stadium).
Can I buy Texas Longhorns football season tickets?
Texas Longhorns season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Texas football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.