The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2023, both schools announced on Wednesday.
In the first game of the series, Alabama will travel to face Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin on Sept. 10, 2022. The Crimson Tide will then host the Longhorns at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa 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,” said Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne. “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.”
Alabama and Texas last met in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7, 2010. The Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns 37-21 in that game, but Texas still leads the overall series 7-1-1.
“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 said. “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.”
As a result of the Alabama-Texas series being scheduled, the Longhorns had to make several adjustments to their future schedules. Those adjustments are noted below.
Texas-Ohio State series moved
Texas and Ohio State were scheduled to play a home-and-home football series in 2022 and 2023, but the two schools will now meet in 2025 and 2026. The Longhorns will host the Buckeyes on Aug. 30, 2025 and travel to Columbus on Sept. 5, 2026.
UCF at Texas canceled
Texas was scheduled to host the UCF Knights on Sept. 9, 2023. That game has been canceled.
Texas adds UTEP in 2020
Texas has also added a home game against the UTEP Miners. UTEP will visit Austin on Sept. 19, 2020.