Update: LSU has officially announced the Texas series. Games are set for Sept. 7, 2019 in Austin and Sept. 12, 2020 in Baton Rouge.
According to a report by Chip Brown of Horns Digest, the Texas Longhorns and the LSU Tigers have agreed in principle to a home-and-home football series in 2019 and 2020.
Per the report, Texas would host the first game of the series at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin in 2019. The Longhorns would then travel to face LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge in 2020.
Texas and LSU first met on the gridiron on Nov. 16, 1896. The two schools have played 17 games overall, most recently in the 2003 Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The Longhorns lead the series 9-7-1.
Texas was previously scheduled to play Notre Dame in 2019 and 2020 as part of a four-game series, but the two games were canceled. LSU would replace Notre Dame on Texas’ schedules for both of those seasons.
Last month, ESPN reported that Texas and USF were set to announce a three-game series with games in Austin in 2019 and 2024 and in Tampa in 2022. That series was officially announced today by USF.
If the Texas-LSU series is finalized, it will be the latest in a string of power five games added to each team’s future schedules.
Texas has future home-and-home football series set against Notre Dame (2015-16), California (2015-16), Maryland (2017-18), USC (2017-18), and Ohio State (2022-23).
LSU’s list of series against power five programs includes Wisconsin (2016; at Lambeau Field), Syracuse (2015/17), UCLA (2021/24), Arizona State (2022-23), and Oklahoma (2027-28).