Alabama vs Texas, Prediction, Game Preview
Alabama and Texas' 2021 seasons could not have been more different: the Crimson Tide once again advanced to the National Championship game, while the Longhorns had a historic six-game losing streak on their way to their first losing season since 2016.
Going into the 2022-23 season, Alabama has all the tools to return to the College Football Playoff, with Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Bryce Young back for his junior season along with a new set of some of the top recruits in the country. Steve Sarkisian's Longhorns will be lead by former Ohio State quarterback and top recruit Quinn Ewers and a slew of upgrades on the offensive and defensive lines as well as the defensive back position as they look to contend in the Big 12.
Date: September 10, 2022
Time: 12:00PM ET
Location: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
Alabama 38, Texas 13
Nick Saban lost to two of his former assistants last season in Jimbo Fisher and Kirby Smart, but don't expect Steve Sarkisian's name to be added to the list in 2022. A motivated Alabama team coming off of the National Championship loss with something to prove is intimidating for any team- but add in the fact that Texas is set to join the SEC in a couple seasons and that gives the Tide another reason to make an early statement in Austin.
Early Betting Odds
Early lines from Fanduel Sportsbook indicate that Alabama is the heavy favorite:
- Alabama -15 (-110)
- Texas +15 (-110)
Alabama vs Texas History by the Numbers
Alabama and Texas have only met on the football field 9 times in their storied history, with Texas leading the all-time series 7-1-1. Texas' largest victory was 20-0 in 1915, while Alabama's came in the 2010 BCS Championship game that finished in a 37-21 score. Texas' first win against the Tide came in 1902, and the teams have met 6 different times in Bowl Games. Alabama did not score a point on Texas until their 3rd matchup in 1922, but still lost the game by a score of 19-10. Alabama currently holds a 1 game winning streak in the series.
- 1/7/2010: Alabama 37, Texas 21 (BCS Championship Game)
- 1/1/1982: Texas 14, Alabama 12 (Cotton Bowl)
- 1/1/1973: Texas 17, Alabama 13 (Cotton Bowl)
- 1/1/1965: Texas 21, Alabama 17 (Cotton Bowl)
- 12/17/1960: Texas 3, Alabama 3 (Bluebonnet Bowl)
- 1/1/1948: Texas 27, Alabama 7 (Sugar Bowl)
- 10/28/1922: Texas 19, Alabama 10
- 11/13/1915: Texas 20, Alabama 0
- 11/18/1902: Texas 10, Alabama 0