As Texas and Oklahoma put together to maneuver to the Southeastern Convention in 2024, the SEC launched soccer opponents for the upcoming season. Many present SEC opponents are former Huge 12 rivals, making Texas’ transfer to the brand new convention thrilling for followers and foes alike.
With the Texas and Oklahoma transfer, the SEC dissolved its present East and West division mannequin, as a substitute transferring to an eight-opponent schedule. All 16 groups’ opponents have been revealed at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night time.
In its first yr of SEC play, Texas will face Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi State at residence within the Darrell Ok Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and journey to Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M. Texas can even see Oklahoma on the Cotton Bowl. Whereas Texas will technically be the away crew in Dallas in 2024, the ambiance will certainly make each side really feel at residence.
The Longhorns will journey to Nashville to tackle the Vanderbilt Commodores, renewing a matchup that hasn’t occurred since 1928, when Texas fell 13-12 at residence to Vanderbilt. Nonetheless, Vanderbilt has not seen a lot success in latest seasons, going 5-7 in 2022, its greatest report since 2018.
Renewing an outdated rivalry with plenty of historical past, Texas will journey to Fayetteville to tackle the Arkansas Razorbacks for the primary time since 2021, when Arkansas gained the “Welcome to the SEC” recreation 40-21.
In probably the most anticipated rivalry renewal, Texas will return to Kyle Discipline to tackle the Texas A&M Aggies for the primary time since Justin Tucker’s last-second walk-off subject aim in 2011. Since then, the chatter across the two groups’ subsequent matchup has been infinite, and followers on each side now have a solution.
“I’m most excited concerning the (Texas A&M) rivalry (being renewed),” stated electrical and laptop engineering junior Robert Taylor. “It’s native, I’ve numerous buddies that go there and it’s at all times enjoyable to compete with them.”
In contrast to with Texas A&M and Arkansas, the Longhorns don’t have a protracted historical past of taking part in with groups like Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi State, with probably the most memorable win over Georgia coming within the 2019 Sugar Bowl.
“I’m excited to see new opponents,” Taylor stated. “Attending to play good groups (like SEC groups) ought to make our crew higher. Taking part in higher groups makes you higher your self.”
Texas’ SEC transfer was met with excessive expectations for the reason that announcement in 2021, and this sturdy first-year schedule will enable the crew to show it will possibly compete with the most effective of the most effective.