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.
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.
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