The Texas A&M Aggies and the Rice Owls have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2014 and 2019, Rice officially announced this evening.
Texas A&M will host the first game of the series at Kyle Field in College Station on Sept. 13, 2014. The two schools will then meet at Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2019.
“Our fans eagerly anticipated the return of Texas A&M to our football schedule this year,” Rice Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard said. “The excitement that surrounded this year’s game allowed fans of both teams to recall many of the glorious moments between the Owls and Aggies on the gridiron since we first met in 1914.”
Texas A&M and Rice first met in 1914 and have squared off on the gridiron 81 times. The Aggies extended their lead in the series to 51-27-3 after defeating the Owls 52-31 back on Aug. 31.
The Aggies now have all four non-conference games for next season, but have yet to officially announced their complete 2014 football schedule. They are tentatively set to play at SMU on Sept. 20, host ULM on Nov. 1, and host Lamar, likely on Sept. 6.
Rice is Texas A&M’s third announced non-conference opponent for the 2019 season. Oregon and UTSA are slated to visit Kyle Field on Sept. 14 and Nov. 2, respectively.
Rice has now completed their 2014 non-conference schedule. The Owls visit Notre Dame (Aug. 30), host New Mexico State (Sept. 6), and then travel to Texas A&M (Sept. 13) and Army (Oct. 11).
In 2019, the Owls are also scheduled to host Baylor in addition to Texas A&M.