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These 2 Games Could Define Texas' 2019 Season

General view of the fans at Memorial Stadium in Texas.

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 25: A general view of fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium during a game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns on October 25, 2008 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Expectations will be high for the Texas Longhorns this year, but their schedule won't do them any favors. The prestigious program has a few tough tests ahead of them for 2019.

Texas ended the previous season with a statement win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. The victory over the Bulldogs let the rest of the country know that the Longhorns can compete with the elites in college football.

Unfortunately for Texas, next season features matchups against two of the best schools in the nation: LSU and Oklahoma.

Playing against Oklahoma isn't a surprise, especially since the Cotton Bowl takes place every year. However, the showdown with LSU is pretty intriguing because of the timing.

The Longhorns will host the Tigers on September 7, which could quickly decide the fate of their season.

Brad Crawford of 247Sports believes the contests against LSU and Oklahoma could define Texas' season.

Picking up two victories over top teams could elevate the Longhorns' chances of making the College Football Playoff. On the flip side, both matchups could also put Texas in an early hole to start the first half of the season.

An early win over LSU in September could set the tone for the rest of the season. As for the rivalry battle with Oklahoma, it's fair to say that game will most likely come down to the wire.

It's going to be an interesting season for Tom Herman and the Longhorns.