The Longhorns are all booked up through 2027 and, according to Chip Brown of Horns247, more elite non-conference series are on the way.
Brown reported Tuesday that Texas is in discussions to play Georgia, most likely in 2028-29, and Penn State and Clemson, with a 2030-31 series against the Nittany Lions looking most likely. Writes Brown:
Texas officials have had discussions with Clemson, an opponent the Longhorns have never faced, about a possible home-and-home in 2030 and 2031, the source said. But UT might be closer to a deal to play home-and-home with Penn State in 2030 and 2031, the source said.
As of right now, neither UT nor A&M has a marquee non-conference opponent on the docket for 2028 or beyond:
Texas Future Non-Conference Opponents
2019: vs. LSU
2020: at LSU
2021: at Arkansas
2022: vs. Alabama
2023: at Alabama
2024: at Michigan
2025: Ohio State
2026: at Ohio State
Texas A&M Future Non-Conference Opponents
2019: at Clemson
2021: at Colorado
2023: at Miami
2024: Notre Dame
2025: at Notre Dame
2026: Arizona State
2027: at Arizona State
Texas and Georgia have played four times previously. The Longhorns won the first three but the Bulldogs took the most consequential meeting, a 10-9 victory in the 1984 Cotton Bowl that, thanks to No. 5 Miami’s upset of No. 1 Nebraska in the Orange Bowl later that New Year’s Day, cost No. 2 Texas its fourth national championship, instead allowing the upstart Hurricanes to win their first of four national titles over the next nine seasons.
Penn State holds a 3-2 advantage over Texas, including the most recent meeting, a 39-15 whipping in the 1997 Fiesta Bowl. Texas and Clemson have never played.