Pregame social media buzz ahead of No. 11 Texas vs. Rice

No. 11 Texas is just hours away from kicking off the 2023 college football season.

The Longhorns host the Rice Owls for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on Fox. Steve Sarkisian’s squad has garnered substantial hype this offseason due to the overall talent, experience and depth on the roster.

For the first time in over a decade, Texas is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 title. Many national media networks believe the Longhorns could crash the College Football Playoff as well.

The first piece of the puzzle is handling business against Rice on Saturday. Should Texas take a confident lead early on in the game, Sarkisian will be able to rest key starters ahead of a crucial matchup against Alabama next week.

Here’s a look at pregame buzz from Texas fans ahead of the season opener.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire