The 5 Texas Games You Must Attend

By. Geoff Ketchum, Orangebloods.com

After seven straight seasons of helpless wandering within college football’s abyss of mediocrity, Tom Herman is bringing something to the table this season for the Texas Longhorns that is a little more valuable than hope.

The meticulous Herman has a plan.

Every inch of the legendary program in Austin has been redesigned in the last nine months with a single-minded purpose to get the Longhorns back among the nation’s elite. As the season begins in less than two weeks, the excitement in and around the program has reached heights not witnessed in nearly a decade.

Here’s a glance at the games that will define this season and insight into the ticket marketplace for each one.

The Roadtrips of All Roadtrips

Game: at USC

Date: 9/16/17

Venue: Los Angeles Coliseum

Median Ticket Price: $194

Highest Ticket Price:  $1312

The Lowdown: We’re going to find out what Herman’s troops are made of when they travel to face one of the top five teams in the nation and possibly the future No.1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. There probably hasn’t been a travel game this anticipated since Texas faced Ohio State in 2005 on its way to a national championship. If the Longhorns find a way to pull the upset, Herman’s program could see unseen heights in terms of momentum in recruiting, both in 2018 and beyond.

The Must-See Game of the Year

Game: vs. Oklahoma

Date: 10/14/17

Venue: The Cotton Bowl in Dallas

Median Ticket Price: $297

Highest Ticket Price: $1300

The Lowdown: Two new head coaches enter the Red River Rivalry, but the stakes remain the same and it’s possible that they’ve actually increased. To the winner goes a possible straight shot into a Big 12 Championship game slot, while the loser might have to start thinking about the 2018 season.

 

The Revenge Game

Game: at TCU

Date: 9/16/17

Venue: Amon G Carter Stadium in Fort Worth

Median Ticket Price: $135

Highest Ticket Price: $1,496

The Lowdown: The Horned Frogs have battered the Longhorns over the course of the last three seasons and if the Longhorn program has really turned the corner under Herman, winning this game and achieving a bit of payback for the last three years, while also taking a step forward in a pursuit towards a conference title this season is an absolute must.

 

The Statement-Maker Game

Game: vs. Oklahoma State

Date: 10/21/17

Venue: Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium

Median Ticket Price: $100

Highest Ticket Price: $351

The Lowdown: We might look back in December and see that the game against the Cowboys was not only the most important home game on this year’s schedule, but possible the most important game… period. Either the Longhorns will be playing for positioning for a possible conference title or looking to make a statement-making win that could define Herman’s first season. If both teams perform well, it’s not our of the realm of possibilities that College Football Game Day will be on hand. On top of all of that, the prices for this possible match-up against a Top 10 team represent the best prove value of the entire season.

The Budget-Value Game

Game: vs. San Jose State

Date: 9/9/17

Venue: Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium

Median Ticket Price: $64

Highest Ticket Price: $275

The Lowdown: Do you have a family of four and find yourself living on a budget that won’t allow you to take the entire family to many games this season, but you definitely have to make at least one? The second game of the season might just be what the doctor ordered. The Longhorns will almost certainly be undefeated and the buzz going into the USC game will make what happens on the field against the Spartans quite critical. On top of that, you’re likely to get more touchdowns for your dollar in this game than in any other game on the schedule by a country mile.

 

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