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Texas State announces football game against Texas, renews rivalry series with UTSA

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Courtesy: Texas State Athletics

SAN MARCOS, Texas - The Bobcats and Longhorns will meet again on the gridiron.

The University of Texas and Texas State announced Thursday that will play a football in Austin in 2026.

The Bobcats will also renew its home-and-home Interstate 35 rivalry series with UTSA beginning in 2023.

"With games in San Marcos, Austin and San Antonio, this is a great way for our football fans along the I-35 corridor to watch Bobcat Football," said Texas State Athletic Director Larry Teis. "We have an intense rivalry with UTSA in all sports, and fans from both schools have strongly supported those contests."

UTSA and Texas State will play again this fall when the H-E-B I-35 Showdown is renewed on Sept. 12 in San Marcos. The series will pick back up on Sept. 9, 2023, in San Antonio, and that will start a stretch of nine annual meetings that will run through 2031.

UTSA/Texas State Future Games
Date — Location
Sept. 12, 2020 — San Marcos
Sept. 9, 2023 — San Antonio
Sept. 7, 2024 — San Marcos
Sept. 6, 2025 — San Antonio
Sept. 12, 2026 — San Marcos
Sept. 11, 2027 — San Antonio
Sept. 9, 2028 — San Marcos
Sept. 8, 2029 — San Antonio
Sept. 7, 2030 — San Marcos
Sept. 6, 2031 — San Antonio

The Bobcats game at Texas will be played on Sept. 5, 2026, and it marks the first time in school history that the Bobcats will play a football game in Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium.

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