By Rebecca Longshore
August 29, 2014

Each week we’re following College GameDay, and featuring delicious eats, drinks, and more to suit your crowd for the perfect tailgate setup. This week GameDay is heading to Fort Worth, Texas for the Cowboy Classic where the No. 1 team, Florida State University and Oklahoma State will kick off 8:00 PM ET. Whether you’re watching from home or headed into the thick of the game day crowds, we’ve got a game plan for you, highlighting big Texas flavors in tailgating style.


Coffee-Rubbed Texas-Style Brisket


What's a Texas tailgate without Brisket? The best part about this brisket is that it slowly roasts over 6 hours. So while you're off making the rest of your tailgating treats, this beauty is getting increasingly tender and juicy. Serve this alone, or whip up a batch (or two) of Beer Bread Muffins, Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits, or Texas Corn Bread and make sandwiches. For a slow-cooker version, give this tasty brisket a try instead.


Texas Caviar Deviled Eggs


While the brisket is cooking, whip up a batch of these 5-star Texas Caviar Deviled Eggs. This tiny treat brings big bold Texas flavors with a kick of spice from the jalapeños and a creamy tang from Greek yogurt.


Grilled Pepper Poppers


For a second appetizer, give these Grilled Pepper Poppers a try. With a trio of cheeses and fresh herbs, these tasty bites will disappear right before your eyes, so be sure to save one for yourself.


Texas Sheet Cake


Last, but not least, serve up a big, decadent classic at your tailgate— The Texas Sheet Cake. There's nothing quite like a fudgy cake sprinkled with toasted nuts and topped with a rich glaze. Go big or go home right?

For more recipes, check out our 100 Top Tailgating Dips and Appetizers and Tailgating Recipes.

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