The most obsessed high school football state is also one of the most obsessed college football states. Texas is so ridiculously rich in talent, that despite its most popular programs suffering through down periods, it still boasts two national championship contenders. Baylor and TCU, once considered afterthoughts, are now carrying the torch.
Texas boasts a ridiculous 12 FBS programs – the most in the nation by a wide margin. Of the five teams from “Power 5” conferences (Texas, Baylor, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech), the Longhorns, much to the chagrin of College Station residents, are clearly the most popular. If you need proof, just remember that the school has its own television network dedicated to athletics. If you’ve ever been to a Texas vs. Oklahoma game, you’ll find it hard to disagree.
Texas is also the only state to boast two college football stadiums that fit more than 100,000 fans each. Texas plays at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, which seats 100,119. A few years ago, Texas A&M upgraded its facilities, pushing the capacity at Kyle Field to 102,500. It’s not a coincidence that the Aggies now have a slightly bigger place to play than the Longhorns.
…and if the two teams ever play again in one of the stadiums, the state might break out into civil war.