Alabama vs Texas: Big test for Longhorns as Crimson Tide come to Austin

The eyes of college football will be on Austin as the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide rolls into town to take on the Texas Longhorns.

The 40 Acres will be filled with fans and there will be several pre- and post-game activities.

On Friday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m., join the FOX Tailgate Tour at the corner of 17th and San Jacinto and get the weekend festivities started. It's a block party and pep rally with DJ Mel and the University of Texas cheer and spirit squads. There's free food, drink samples, and prizes.


Saturday, kickoff is at 11 a.m. (CT) and if you can't head out to the game you can watch it on FOX 7 Austin. 

FOX's Big Noon Kickoff will be in town and there will be a pregame party in the northwest corner of DKR Stadium. 

Head out early (the FOX Big Noon Kickoff Pit opens at 5:30 a.m.) and be part of a live TV audience and show your Longhorn love and catch Rob Stone, Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, and Urban Meyer. There'll be celebrity guests, free swag, music, ticket giveaways, and more.

At 7:30 a.m. there will be free Wendy's food at the FOX Big Noon Kickoff as well.

FOX Big Noon Kickoff's LIVE broadcast begins at 9 a.m. (CT).

For a full list of game day events you can go here.

Alabama fans cheer on team in Austin

The University of Alabama Alumni Chapter, Austin Bama Alumni, has a number of events planned before the game and on game day at Buford's Backyard Beer Garden located at 700 W. 6th Street.

On Friday, September 9 there will be an Austin Bama Cookout at Buford's from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $75 and will be $85 on the day of the event.

Then on game day on Saturday, September 10, there will be an official Alabama Alumni Association tailgate at the University of Texas - Recreation Center at 2001 San Jacinto Boulevard from 8 a.m to 10 a.m. hosted by the University of Alabama National Alumni Association.

If you don't have tickets, head back to Buford's where there'll be a watch party beginning at 11 a.m.