Blue bloods Alabama, Texas announce future home-and-home series

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

The Longhorns played at Alabama in 1902, and the Crimson Tide traveled to Austin in 1915.

The 2022 matchup will be the 10th meeting between the two and the first since the Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns 37-21 in the BCS National Championship Game at the conclusion of the 2009 season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2023, both schools announced on Wednesday.

Games between Alabama and Texas, two blue-bloods, have been a rarity to say the least.

Texas will host the Crimson Tide on September 10, 2022, before traveling to Tuscaloosa on September 9, 2023, for the return leg of their series. The Longhorns and Crimson Tide will face off in 2022 and 2023. The two schools have only met three times on their traditional home fields - the last coming in 1922.

Texas (898/2nd NCAA) and Alabama (891/5th NCAA) have combined to play 248 years of football and post 1,789 all-time victories.

"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 Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne.

Texas is 7-1-1 all-time against Alabama.

This news has an impact on a few other programs. That game has been canceled.

Texas tossed in an announced home game against UTEP in 2020 to this release. UCF was set to come to Austin in 2023, which will no longer happen.

Because of this agreement, Texas and Ohio State have moved their previously scheduled home-and-home series back to 2025 (Austin) and 2026 (Columbus).