With throngs of Longhorns faithful at Darrell K Royal-Memorial Stadium dripping in burnt orange and passion, you'll feel the eyes of Texas, all right … and you'll be hooked, too. Take the photo tour of the University of Texas football experience, then click here for our pilgrimage to Austin.

Torchlight parade

A nighttime procession precedes the Red River Rivalry, formerly the Red River Shootout. Either way, it is of course the annual game between Texas and Oklahoma staged at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Here Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy greets adoring Texas fans.