Thinking about our home field advantage, it occurred to me that Saturday will likely be one of the toughest, if not the toughest, road environments any of the Texas players have experienced, even the older ones.
Texas no longer travels to College Station or Lincoln, Nebraska. And the OU game, while I’m sure it is pretty crazy, is played at a neutral location.
The only big-name non-conference opponent they have traveled to in the past five years was at USC in 2017. They were scheduled to go to LSU last year but it was obviously canceled.
Among the Big 12 conference games, I suppose Oklahoma State presents the toughest road challenge. But they haven’t played in Stillwater with fans since 2018 (they lost). It’s up for debate between OkieState, Texas Tech, TCU, Iowa State and Baylor as to who gives them the toughest road challenge. There are no other contenders.
And here we are traveling to Death Valley, Starkghanistan, Neyland, the Swamp, etc.
I’m thinking the home crowd can play a big role in this game.