The Baylor Bears and the Texas State Bobcats have scheduled a three-game football series for 2021 through 2023, Baylor’s 2015 media guide indicates.
Baylor will host the first game of the series at McLane Stadium in Waco on Sept. 18, 2021. The Bobcats will then host the second game at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos on Sept. 17, 2022.
The third and final game of the series will be played in Waco on Sept. 2, 2023, which will be the season-opener for both schools.
Baylor and Texas State have met seven times on the gridiron, but in each game the Bobcats were a member of the FCS. Baylor won all seven meetings and each were in Waco. The last two contests in 2004 and 2007 were decided by only seven points each.
Texas State moved up to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012. After two years in the WAC, the Bobcats joined the Sun Belt Conference.
Baylor now has two non-conference games scheduled for each season from 2021 through 2023. The Bears are also slated to play at Louisiana Tech in 2021, vs. Louisiana Tech in 2022, and vs. Utah in 2023.
Texas State also has two non-conference games on the docket for the same three seasons. The Bobcats are scheduled to visit UTSA in 2021, host UTSA in 2022, and travel to UTSA again in 2023.
Baylor has also pushed back their future game against the Incarnate Word Cardinals. The game was previously set for Aug. 31, 2019, but is now scheduled for Sept. 5, 2020.
Baylor’s postponement of the 2019 UIW game, which was a season-opener, clears the way for them to open the season against Arkansas in Houston. Art Briles mentioned the possibly of that matchup last month at the a Houston Touchdown Club luncheon.
Ian McCaw, Baylor’s Director of Athletics, told David Smoak of 1660ESPN on Tuesday that they are discussing a neutral site game with an SEC team.
“We really are working hard right now on trying to lock down a neutral-site game against an SEC opponent in 2020,” McCaw said. “That’s something we are spending most of our scheduling energy on right now, and hopefully we will be able to bring that to fruition in the near future.”
McCaw also said that the game would be in the State of Texas.
If that materializes, the Incarnate Word game would likely be moved again, either to the 3rd or 4th week in 2020 or to a later season.