Last week, it was announced that the season-opening football game between the Houston Cougars and the UTSA Roadrunners at the Alamodome had been postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.
Today the two schools announced that the game will not be made up this season. Per UTSA’s release, the two schools will “…work together to reschedule the game for a date in a future year.”
“We appreciate the support and understanding of our fans, and their concern for those who have been impacted by Harvey,” UTSA Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey said. “We encourage everyone to consider using their ticket refund to make a donation to hurricane relief and recovery efforts. The devastation in South Central and Southeast Texas is beyond imagination, and as the Roadrunner Family we can make a real difference at this critical time.”
Houston and UTSA do not share an open date during the 2017 season. Other dates, even with the help of several schools, were likely not possible due to previously scheduled events at the Alamodome.
The last option was to schedule the game for Saturday, Dec. 2. However, Houston and UTSA would not be able to play that date if one or both schools qualified for their respective conference championship games.
The 2017 Houston-UTSA matchup was part of a four-game, home-and-home series. The two schools are scheduled to meet on Sept. 3, 2022 and Aug. 31, 2024 at TDECU Stadium in Houston and on Sept. 2, 2023 at the Alamodome.