Alabama has just announced another primetime future opponent, as the Crimson Tide will meet Texas for the first time since the 2010 BCS Championship Game. Alabama won that game 37-21 in the Rose Bowl.
The series will be a home-and-home, not an opening season one off on a neutral field. Alabama will travel to Austin on Sept. 10, 2022, with Texas making the return trip to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 9, 2023. Alabama was already scheduled to play Utah State in 2022 and Western Kentucky in 2023. Those are the only non-conference matchups for those seasons that have been announced for the Crimson Tide at this time.
The Longhorns hold the all-time edge in the series, 7-1-1, but Alabama won the most recent game between the two blueblood programs.
Here is Nick Saban’s comment on the upcoming series:
“We are pleased and happy to be able to add an opponent the caliber of the University of Texas to our non-conference schedule. The Crimson Tide and Longhorns have played a lot of memorable games over the years and the addition of this home-and-home series will be great for not only our fans, but fans of college football.”
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) May 16, 2018
The Crimson Tide previously announced a home-and-home series with Notre Dame this offseason. Those two games will not take place until 2028 and 2029.