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Texas adds Louisiana-Monroe, Wyoming, Texas State to future football schedules

Despite a close proximity, Longhorns and Bobcats have not played each other since 1930

Posted January 23rd, 2020


Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte refuses to fill up future football schedules with FCS teams. The FBS-level Longhorns have not played a lower division team since 2006.

In that vein, Texas has reached an agreement to play a home game against Texas State in 2026, both schools announced Thursday. It’s a one-game agreement currently with no return date in San Marcos.

In 2026, Texas is already scheduled to host Ohio State (Sept. 12) and UT-San Antonio (Sept. 19). That season, assuming there are no changes, the Horns would have seven home games at Royal-Memorial Stadium.


The two schools are located about a half-hour apart. But Texas and Texas State have played only once before; UT won 36-0 at home in 1930.

The Longhorns also announced two other non-conference schedule additions in the coming years.

Texas will play Louisiana-Monroe in the season opener in 2022. UT is also scheduled to play Alabama and UT-San Antonio that season. Wyoming was also added to the 2023 schedule. UT is scheduled to play Rice and then at Alabama also in non-conference.

With these additions, Texas’ football scheduling is now complete through the 2024 season.

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

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