Following up on reports that surfaced in late March, both Alabama, the fifth-winningest school in NCAA history with 891 wins, and Texas, tied for No. 2 with 898, announced that the two football programs have officially finalized a future home-and-home series. The Longhorns will return the trip to Tuscaloosa on September 9 in 2023. "This will certainly be a great opportunity for our program and our fans".
"We are pleased and happy to be able to add an opponent the caliber of the University of Texas to our non-conference schedule", Saban said in a statement.
In the first game of the series, Alabama will travel to face Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin on September 10, 2022.
To accommodate this series Texas and Ohio State have mutually agreed to push back the dates of their home-and-home series from 2022 and 2023 to 2025 and 2026.
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Alabama and Texas have played nine times, with Texas holding a 7-1-1 advantage.
Alabama and Texas last met in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2010. The Longhorns will now host the Buckeyes on August 30, 2025, and travel to Columbus on September 5, 2026.
UTEP will meet Texas once again on the gridiron on September 19, 2020, according to information released by the University of Texas. Most of the prior meetings came in bowl games, including the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl, the 1965 Orange Bowl, and the 1973 and 1982 Cotton Bowls, in addition to the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.