The 2020 SMU Mustangs at Texas State Bobcats football game has been moved up one week to Saturday, Aug. 29 (Week Zero), the Texas State sports information department announced Monday.
We're coming back strong a week earlier! Feels good to be back! #EatEmUp
— Texas State Bobcats (@TxStateBobcats) August 3, 2020
The game, originally scheduled for Week 1 on Saturday, Sept. 5, will be played at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas.
This is the second game in a home-and-home series between the schools, which are connected via Interstate 35 in the Lone Star State. The Mustangs easily won last year’s outing, 47-17, at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas.
A Yahoo report previously revealed that FBS schools have a blanket waiver to play in Week Zero this season due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In other seasons, only a few teams play in Week Zero per NCAA rules.