Five interesting facts about the Texas vs. Alabama game this week


There’s a massive matchup between two historic programs this weekend.

The Longhorns will host the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Sept. 10. The Fox and ESPN pre-game shows will be in Austin at the same time in what is expected to be a record-breaking crowd.

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Alabama is the overwhelming favorite in this upcoming matchup and are certainly worthy of their No. 1 ranking. Texas is hoping to prove they can compete alongside some of the best players in the country.

There is no shortage of storylines to keep an eye on throughout the game, as Steve Sarkisian and several of his staff members worked under Nick Saban a couple of seasons ago.

James Parks of Sports Illustrated recently released his Alabama vs. Texas preview and it was full of dozens of interesting facts about the upcoming matchup. Here’s a look at five facts that stood out most between the two programs.