The Houston Cougars have scheduled future home-and-home football series with the Washington State Cougars and the North Texas Mean Green, the school announced on Monday.
In the first game of the series, Houston will host Washington State at TDECU Stadium on Sept. 14, 2019. UH will then travel to take on WSU at Martin Stadium in Pullman on Sept. 12, 2020.
“In recent years Houston has been one of the top programs in the country,” said WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos. “I believe our fans will enjoy having another quality nonconference opponent in Martin Stadium.”
Houston and Washington State haven’t met in football since a 24-22 win for WSU in the 1988 Aloha Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii. That win gave Washington State a 2-1 lead in the overall series.
North Texas will host Houston in the first game of their series at Apogee Stadium in Denton on Sept. 28, 2019. The Cougars will then host the Mean Green at TDECU Stadium on Sept. 23, 2023.
Houston and North Texas have met 14 times on the gridiron. The Cougars have won the last four meetings and the series is now all square at seven games apiece.
“I am excited we were able to agree to this series with Houston,” UNT Vice President/director of athletics Wren Baker said. “It has historically been an evenly-matched series that also has drawn substantial crowds. I am hopeful renewing this series will be fun and exciting for both fan bases.”