An Analysis of the Texas Longhorn's 2010 College Football Schedule

Bryan DietzlerSenior Analyst IFebruary 7, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07:  The Texas Longhorns run out onto the field prior to the Citi BCS National Championship game between the Texas Longhorns and the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Rose Bowl on January 7, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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College football schedules for the 2010 season are out and the Longhorns, who came up short of getting another National Championship title, a pretty easy non-conference schedule but may have a tough time of it within the Big 12 depending on how some of these teams are set up for the 2010 season.  Let’s take a quick look at each game that the Longhorns will play in 2010 and how things might go for them in these games.

September 4, 2010 at Rice

The Longhorns should have an easy game of it going up against non-conference opponent Rice.  It should be a great way to start the new season.

September 11, 2010 Wyoming

The Longhorns will play their first home game against Wyoming who has played some tough football in the past but this should end up being a win for the Longhorns.

September 18, 2010-at Texas Tech

The Longhorns will play one of their Big 12 rivals early in the season and with some of the things that have happened to Texas Tech off the field (the firing of Mike Leach) this team may not quite be ready to challenge the Longhorns in 2010.

September 25, 2010-UCLA

The Longhorns will host the Bruins who have been getting better these past few seasons and could end being the toughest test that Texas will face early in the season.  Right now this game looks like it could go either way and a loss would be difficult as the Longhorns play the Sooners the next weekend and they would lose some momentum going into that all important game if they lost to the Bruins.

October 2, 2010-Oklahoma

The Red River Rivalry will take place a little early this year and this promises to be a very good game.  Right now it’s a bit of a tossup until we see just how well the two new quarterbacks do but as always it should be another great game in a great rivalry.

October 9, 2010-Open Date

October 16, 2010-at Nebraska

This will be a rematch of the Big 12 Championship game in 2009 and promises to be a hard fought defensive battle.  The Cornhuskers are returning a lot of the same players from the 2009 squad so things should be very interesting in what might be the game of the year for both teams.

October 23, 2010-Iowa State

The Longhorns shouldn’t take the Cyclones for granted because they were much better than they had been in years past in 2009 and should only improve in 2010.  This should be an interesting game for the Longhorns.

October 30, 2010-Baylor

Texas will play intrastate rival Baylor in this game and should be able to handle the Bears without too many problems.

November 6, 2010-at Kansas State

This should be a game that the Longhorns can win easily but keep in mind that Kansas State is getting better and could give the Longhorns some trouble.  The game is also in Manhattan (Kansas) so the Longhorns will have to deal with the crowd there.  Still, Texas should be able to win this one and keep positioning themselves for the Big 12 Championship.

November 13, 2010-Oklahoma State

The Longhorns will face another tough task when they host the Cowboys in mid November next season.  This game will end up being a big test for the Longhorns especially if they are on their way to winning the Big 12 South and the winner of this game could quite possibly end up winning the Big12 title.

November 20, 2010-Florida Atlantic

The Longhorns should have an easy time of it going against this out of conference opponent and it should be an easy win for the Longhorns but they can’t let this be a trap game so they need to play it tough and win.

November 25, 2010-Texas A&M

These games haven’t been too much trouble for the Longhorns as of late but anything is possible when these teams get together.  It should be a good game to end the regular season.  Hopefully it gives the Longhorns a boost if they are headed to the Big 12 Championship game which would be December 4th.

Texas doesn’t have a soft schedule by any means but they do have a schedule that should allow them to have a shot at the Big 12 Championship.  With tough games against UCLA, Nebraska and Oklahoma State there will be plenty of opportunity for there to be some pitfalls for the Longhorns but if they can get through those games, they should be able to make it through the others and not only get into another Big 12 Championship but possibly a shot at the national title.