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2024 Sugar Bowl live stream: How to watch Washington vs Texas online and start time. The No.3 Texas Longhorns face the No.2 Washington Huskies in the Sugar Bowl on Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 (1/1/2024) at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It’s almost time to watch the Sugar Bowl live stream as the Washington Huskies take on the Texas Longhorns.
There’s plenty of drama surrounding this year’s Sugar Bowl. Washington and Texas both earned their spots by taking Pac-12 Conference and Big-12 Conference, respectively, but after Alabama beat Georgia to gain entrance into the playoffs, one team — Florida State — was left out. And plenty of people argued that one of these teams — Texas and Washington — should have been on the outside looking in.
But that hasn’t happened. And for the 90th annual Sugar Bowl, we can expect an exceptionally competitive game between two of the best teams in the country.
On one side, we have Washington, the third-ranked team in the country and arguably the favorite going into the game. Washington cruised to a Pac-12 victory over Oregon and has one of the most formidable offenses in college football. Texas, meanwhile, was ranked seventh earlier this month but soared to the third spot, earning its place in the playoffs. There are some who say Texas shouldn’t be in this game, but the Longhorns certainly disagree.
Whatever the case, the Sugar Bowl promises to be an outstanding display. And there’s a good chance this will be far more competitive than some folks may think. Right now Texas is a -4 point favorite according to DraftKings.
2024 Sugar Bowl Streaming Details
Washington vs. Texas
Date: January 1
Time: 8:45 p.m. ET
U.S. channel — Watch on ESPN via Sling TV or Fubo
Remaking a roster has never been easier in college football for a coach taking over a new team.
At Washington and Texas, extreme makeovers weren’t needed. In fact, the holdovers from the previous regimes for the second-ranked Huskies (13-0) and third-ranked Longhorns (12-1) formed the core of two College Football Playoff teams that will face each other Monday night in the Sugar Bowl.
The programs Washington coach Kalen DeBoer and Texas coach Steve Sarkisian inherited weren’t necessarily lacking talent. What they needed was for the players to embrace a new message.
Petersen stepped down after the 2019 season and Lake was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach, hoping to keep continuity in a program that seemed to be on solid ground.
Lake’s two seasons include the abbreviated 2020 pandemic season in the Pac-12 and then a tumultuous 4-8 season in 2021, when he was fired with two games left.
DeBoer was lured away from Fresno State, bringing with him a large chunk of a staff of assistants who had worked with him at several previous stops.
They wanted to send a message to the players: “We chose them. And with us choosing them, we wanted to keep them around,” Washington co-defensive coordinator William Inge said.
Tight end Jack Westover, another sixth-year player, credits Petersen for laying a foundation and building a culture that kept the team tight-knit even through a couple of bumpy seasons.
There are 16 players from the 2020 team still playing for Texas, including some of the Longhorns’ best: All-America defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat, leading tackler Jaylan Ford, defensive back Jahdae Barron and starting offensive linemen Christian Jones and Jake Majors.
For the first time since 1991, the Huskies are undefeated heading into the bowl season. That was the last time Washington was crowned national champions. Led by the incredible Michael Penix Jr., they carved their way to the program’s first (and last) Pac-12 Championship since 2018. Penix was one of the final Heisman Trophy candidate after throwing 33 touchdowns, leading the country with 4,218 passing yards.
Despite having two national championships under their belt, the Huskies have never played in a national championship game, as the old BCS was created in 1998.
The Longhorns were one of the teams that were at risk of missing out on the CFP, thanks to their shocking loss to Red River rival Oklahoma. However, their huge win over Alabama earlier in the season, paired with a dominating effort against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game, pushed Texas to the playoff for the first time in program history. Quinn Ewers and company hope to put the Longhorns in the national championship game for the first time since the 2009 season.
Texas is 3-2 against Washington, with their last three matchups coming in bowl games. The Huskies actually beat the Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl last season. Texas defeated Washington in the 2001 Holiday Bowl, while the Huskies won the 1979 Sun Bowl at Texas’ expense.
In the illustrious history of Washington football, the Huskies have never played in the Sugar Bowl. With a 20-20-1 bowl record, this is the Huskies’ first New Year’s Six appearance since losing to Ohio State in the 2019 Rose Bowl.
Texas (12-1) and Washington (13-0) will meet for the sixth time in series history. The teams played in last season's Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, won by Washington, 27-20. The Longhorns and Huskies will meet in back-to-back seasons for the first time since a home-and-home series in 1974-75.
Texas this year advanced to its first College Football Playoff appearance in program history, climbing from No. 7 in the ranking to No. 3 after a 49-21 victory over No. 18 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game. The Longhorns won the Big 12 title for the first time since 2009 and have a seven-game winning streak, the longest for the program since 2008-09.
Texas ranked first in the Big 12 in third-down defense (26.5 percent) and red-zone defense (71.4 percent), respectively, ranking second and fourth nationally in each category. The Longhorns also rank 13th nationally in scoring defense (17.5 ppg) and 22nd in total tackles for loss (82).
Xavier Worthy was named a second-team All-American as a punt returner by the FWAA and the Sporting News, and third-team honoree as an all-purpose player by the AP. He caught a career-high 73 passes for 969 yards and five touchdowns and returned 20 punts for 358 yards. He leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the nation averaging 17.9 yards per punt return.