Texas head coach Tom Herman pumps his fist after a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas, Louisiana-Lafayette to play in 2021 season

Posted February 21st, 2019

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Confirming an earlier report by FBS Schedules, school officials said Thursday Texas will open the 2021 season against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Texas was already scheduled to play Rice and Arkansas that season. The school was searching for a third opponent to fill out its 12-game schedule. 

According to FBS Schedules, ULL was first scheduled to play Arizona State. But those two schools agreed to cancel their contract, and ASU will pay the $200,000 buyout. In addition, ULL will play a men’s basketball game at ASU during the fall of 2019 and receive a $95,000 guarantee.

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The Longhorns and Ragin’ Cajuns have met twice before, and both were huge Texas wins. Texas won 52-10 in 2000 and 60-3 in 2005. The game is scheduled for Sept. 4, 2021.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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