The Baylor Bears and the Utah Utes have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2023 and 2024, the two schools announced today.
Baylor will host Utah at McLane Stadium in Waco on Sept. 16, 2023 to kick off the series. The Bears will then travel to face the Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Sept. 14, 2024.
Provided the two schools don’t meet in a bowl or playoff game, the 2023 contest will be their first-ever meeting on the football field.
“We are excited to begin a football series with Utah,” said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. “The Utes have enjoyed considerable success on the national level including five 10-win seasons since 2003.”
Baylor, which has drawn criticism for the overall weakness of their non-conference opponents, now has two teams from a Power Five conference lined up. The Bears are also slated to play Duke in 2017 and 2018.
Back in February, Baylor announced the addition of a three-game series with Louisiana Tech for 2020-22. Other future opponents for the Bears include Rice, SMU, UTSA, and four FCS schools.
Utah’s slate of non-conference opponents from 2016 onward is similar to Baylor’s. The Utes have games against BYU, Northern Illinois, San Jose State, and four teams from the FCS on the books.