The UAB Blazers will play at the Texas A&M Aggies in 2018, the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced on Monday.
UAB will visit Kyle Field in College Station to take on Texas A&M on Sept. 22, 2018. The game will be only the second meeting between the two schools following a 56-19 win by the Aggies at home in 2009.
“Scheduling games our players and fans can look forward to is another important part of the big picture, and we are excited for the opportunity to play Texas A&M in one of the premier venues in college football” UAB head football coach Bill Clark said.
“We look forward to announcing the full 2018 nonconference schedule and other exciting news soon,” said UAB Director of Athletics Mark Ingram. “UAB Football continues to build on an impressive upward trajectory, and we look forward to sharing the ride with our fans and supporters.”
UAB, which didn’t field a football team in 2015 and won’t again in 2016, returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 when they host Alabama A&M.
The Blazers now have two non-conference games scheduled for the 2018 season. UAB also visits Coastal Carolina on Sept. 15, which is the second game of a home-and-home series that begins in Birmingham in 2017.
Texas A&M now has three announced non-conference games in 2018. The Aggies are also scheduled to host Clemson on Sept. 8 and ULM on Nov. 17.