Baylor adds Texas Southern to 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Baylor Bears have added the Texas Southern Tigers to their 2021 football schedule, per their 2019 football media guide.

Baylor will host Texas Southern at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Texas Southern competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Tigers finished the 2018 season 2-9 overall and 1-6 in SWAC play.

The addition of Texas Southern tentatively completes Baylor’s non-conference football schedule for the 2021 season. Baylor is slated to open the season at home against Texas State on Sept. 4 and later host BYU on Oct. 16.

In Big 12 play in 2021, Baylor is scheduled to host Iowa State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, and West Virginia and play at Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and TCU.

Baylor is Texas Southern’s second scheduled non-conference opponent in 2021. The Tigers are also scheduled to play at Rice on Sept. 25.

Texas Southern now has games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents scheduled through the 2022 season. The Tigers play at Louisiana in 2019, at New Mexico State in 2020, at Baylor in 2021, and at UTSA in 2022.

Baylor is scheduled to open the 2019 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 at home against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. Texas Southern opens the season on the same date with a SWAC contest at home against the Prairie View A&M Panthers at BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas.

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