Alabama and Texas will play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023, UA announced Wednesday.
“We’re thrilled to be able to add another incredible non-conference opponent with the University of Texas for a home-and-home series,” said Greg Byrne, Alabama’s director of athletics. “It’s been nearly 100 years since Alabama has visited Austin and over a century since the Longhorns have traveled to Tuscaloosa, so we’re looking forward to it. This will certainly be a great opportunity for our program and our fans.”
Alabama will play at Austin, Texas, on Sept. 10, 2022, with Texas playing in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 9, 2023.
Alabama and Texas have played nine times, with Texas holding a 7-1-1 advantage. The Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns, 37-21, in the BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Calif., at the conclusion of the 2009 season.
“We are pleased and happy to be able to add an opponent the caliber of the University of Texas to our non-conference schedule,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “The Crimson Tide and Longhorns have played a lot of memorable games over the years and the addition of this home-and-home series will be great for not only our fans, but fans of college football.”
Alabama will open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 in Orlando against Louisville. The Crimson Tide will face Duke in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2019 in Atlanta and Miami in the 2021 game in Atlanta.