The Texas Longhorns (0-0, 0-0 Big 12) host the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-0, 0-0 Sun Belt) at Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in the season opener for both programs. Texas' Steve Sarkisian and ULM's Terry Bowden are both in their second year as head coaches of their respective programs. Both teams had losing records last season, with the Longhorns ending their season with a win over Kansas State after losing their previous six games. Like Texas, the Warhawks did not go bowling after losing their final five games and finishing the season with a 4-8 record.
Both teams look to improve on last season's efforts, with the Longhorns replacing former star quarterback Sam Ehlinger with Ohio State transfer Quinn Ewers. The Warhawks will give the starting nod to sophmore Chandler Rogers who played in all 12 games for ULM last season.
The Longhorns are 110-16-3 (.863) all-time in home openers, with wins in their last four.