Houston Announces Future Series with Three Opponents

John O'Korn

HOUSTON - The University of Houston Football program announced three non-conference series Wednesday as it signed a four-year agreement with Texas Tech and two-year agreements with Kansas and Texas State.

Houston will host Texas Tech in its new Houston Football Stadium on Sept. 16, 2017, before returning the favor at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock on Sept. 15, 2018. The second portion of the series will occur on Sept. 18, 2021, (Houston) and Sept. 10, 2022 (Lubbock).

"We are pleased to announce home-and-home agreements with three additional programs in Texas Tech, Kansas and Texas State as we continue to fill future non-conference slots," said Houston Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades. "As we've said in the past, we are committed to scheduling quality programs in series that reward our fans with those teams traveling to Houston as well. With our passionate fan base and soon-to-be completed stadium, the University of Houston offers an exciting college football atmosphere."

UH and Texas Tech have previously met 30 times with Houston holding 18-11-1 edge. The Cougars are 10-3-1 in Houston and 8-6 in Lubbock while Texas Tech holds a 2-0 lead in neutral-site meetings. The two teams last met in a home-and-home series in 2009 and 2010 with each team claiming a home win as Houston won 29-28 in 2009 and the Red Raiders earned a 35-20 win in 2010.

Houston will first play Kansas its new Houston Football Stadium on Sept. 14, 2019, before traveling to Lawrence, Kan., and Memorial Stadium for the return game on Sept. 12, 2020.

Kansas leads the all-time series with Houston, 3-0. KU defeated the Cougars, 35-13, on Sept. 1, 1994, in Houston. UH came to Lawrence the following season, with KU taking a 20-13 victory over the Cougars on Sept. 23, 1995. The two teams most recently met on Dec. 23, 2005, in the Fort Worth Bowl with the Jayhawks defeating the Cougars, 42-13.

The Cougars will open a two-year series with Texas State in the Houston Football Stadium on Sept. 26, 2015, before returning the game to Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas, on Sept. 3, 2016.

The two programs have met five times with Texas State owning a 4-1 record in the series. The last two meetings have been split with Houston claiming a 68-28 win in 2010 and Texas State pulling off a 30-13 win in 2012.

Houston had previously announced a two-year series with Arizona to take place in 2017 and 2018 on June 4.

Fans can still purchase season tickets covering six games for as low as $160. Families can also enjoy the Memorial Hermann Family Plan for only $319. Under the Memorial Hermann Family Plan, fans will receive two adult and two youth General Admission tickets with additional youth tickets costing only $80 each.

Three-game mini-plan packages are also available for purchase beginning at $95. Fans can purchase a mini plan for a ticket to three of the five following home games - Oct. 12 vs. Memphis, Oct. 19 vs. BYU, Oct. 31 vs. USF, Nov. 23 vs. Cincinnati and Nov. 29 vs. SMU. Packages start at just $95 for a selection from games involving Memphis, USF, Cincinnati and SMU. For packages involving Houston's game vs. BYU, the price is set at $105.

To purchase season tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fans can also purchase season tickets online by clicking here.



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