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UTSA Football announces three-game series with Baylor
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA has announced that it has agreed to a contract with Baylor for three football games to be played from 2017-19, including a 2018 contest at the Alamodome.
The three-game series will kick off on Sept. 9, 2017, at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, followed by a home game on Sept. 8, 2018, in San Antonio. The series will conclude on Sept. 7, 2019, back in Waco.
“We are thrilled be able to announce a series with Baylor and even more excited to be able to bring a team of that caliber into the Alamodome for a home game,” head coach Larry Coker said. “Art Briles is doing a terrific job with the Bears and has them on the right track in what is one of the toughest divisions in all of college football. It will be a challenge, but it’s exciting for our program to play a school at that level.”
The series is UTSA’s first under official agreement with an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent.
The Roadrunners recently unveiled their 2011 schedule, which includes home games against Northeastern State (Sept. 3), McMurry (Sept. 10), Bacone College (Sept. 24), South Alabama (Oct. 8), Georgia State (Oct. 29) and Minot State (Nov. 19). UTSA has road dates at Southern Utah (Sept. 17), Sam Houston State (Oct. 1), UC Davis (Oct. 15), Northwestern State (Oct. 22) and McNeese State (Nov. 12).
McNeese State, Sam Houston State, Southern Utah and UC Davis all will return games at UTSA in 2012. UTSA will return games to Georgia State and South Alabama that same season.
UTSA, which signed its first recruiting class in February, will play two years as an FCS Independent. It then will notify the NCAA in June 2013 of its intent to advance to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2015. The Roadrunners will comply with FBS standards during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, then will seek full FBS membership and bowl eligibility in 2015.
UTSA Media Relations