Normally limiting themselves to a single home-and-home series, a pair of FBS football programs have doubled up on the normal future scheduling agreement.
Texas Tech, it was announced in a press release Wednesday, has reached an agreement with Houston on a future four-game series. The agreement will include a pair of home-and-home series: the first game will be played in Houston on Sept. 16, 2017, with a return trip on Sept. 18, 2021; the first game in Lubbock will be played on Sept. 15, 2018, concluding at the home of the Red Raiders on Sept. 10, 2022.
The two games scheduled for Houston will take place in the Cougars’ new on-campus stadium.
“Having a presence in South Texas is important for our football program and gives our fans in that region additional opportunities to watch the Red Raiders play,” athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in a statement.
Houston and Texas Tech were members of the old Southwest Conference before it broke apart in 1995.
The two programs have faced each other 30 times, the first coming in 1953 and the most recent in 2010. The Cougars hold an 18-11-1 edge in the all-time series.
As noted in the release, Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury was a member of UH’s coaching staff from 2007-11.