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Longhorns, Bama agree to future football games; impacts UT's series with Ohio State

Fort Worth Star-Telegram — William Wilkerson Fort Worth Star-Telegram

May 16--Well look what we have here.

Texas and Alabama, two of the most storied programs in college football, have agreed to a home-and-home series beginning in 2022.

The Longhorns will host the Crimson Tide on Sept. 10, 2022 and then will travel to Alabama on Sept. 9, 2023.

"We're thrilled to be able to add another incredible non-conference opponent with the University of Texas for a home-and-home series," Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne told rolltide.com. "It's been nearly 100 years since Alabama has visited Austin and over a century since the Longhorns have traveled to Tuscaloosa, so we're looking forward to it. This will certainly be a great opportunity for our program and our fans."

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Coming in 2022 and 2023.#ThisIsTexas #HookEmhttps://t.co/gEYisSRkbS pic.twitter.com/0qTKzsaqdS

-- Texas Football (@TexasFootball) May 16, 2018

The 2022 matchup will be the 10th meeting between the two and the first since the Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns 37-21 in the BCS National Championship Game at the conclusion of the 2009 season. Texas holds a 7-1-1 edge in the series with six meetings coming in bowl games.

"We are pleased and happy to be able to add an opponent the caliber of the University of Texas to our non-conference schedule," Alabama head coach Nick Saban told rolltide.com. "The Crimson Tide and Longhorns have played a lot of memorable games over the years and the addition of this home-and-home series will be great for not only our fans, but fans of college football."

Texas is second in the NCAA with 898 all-time wins. Alabama is 5th with 891. The two programs have combined to play 248 years of football and post 1,789 all-time victories.

To accommodate this series Texas and Ohio State have mutually agreed to push back the dates of their home-and-home series from 2022 and 2023 to 2025 and 2026. The Longhorns will now host the Buckeyes on Aug. 30, 2025, and travel to Columbus on Sept. 5, 2026.

Texas has also announced that its added a home game against UTEP on Sept. 19, 2020 and that it's canceled a home game with UCF that was scheduled for Sept. 9, 2023.

Glad we got this worked out @Greg_Byrne

Looking forward to it my friend#HookEm https://t.co/SuYL9kUBZM

-- Chris Del Conte (@_delconte) May 16, 2018

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