Texas announces future home games with UTEP, BYU

Texas made an upcoming scheduling addition on Tuesday, adding home football games with BYU and UTEP for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

The Longhorns will host BYU on Sept. 10, 2011, and UTEP on Sept. 8, 2012.

Additionally, Texas also confirmed the annual game with Texas A&M will be played on Thanksgiving night for the next two years.

Texas and BYU played a home-and-home series in 1987 and 1988 with the Cougars winning both games. The Longhorns and UTEP have played four previous times with the Longhorns winning all four games.

The announcement completes the Longhorns' schedules for the next two seasons. Here's a look at the upcoming schedules.


Sept. 4 at Rice (at Reliant Stadium)

Sept. 11 Wyoming

Sept. 18 at Texas Tech

Sept. 25 UCLA

Oct. 2 Oklahoma (at Dallas)

Oct. 16 at Nebraska

Oct. 23 Iowa State

Oct. 30 Baylor

Nov. 6 at Kansas State

Nov. 13 Oklahoma State

Nov. 20 Florida Atlantic

Nov. 25 Texas A&M


Sept. 3 Rice

Sept. 10 BYU

Sept. 17 at UCLA

Sept. 24 UCF

Oct. 8 Oklahoma (at Dallas)

Oct. 15 Nebraska

Oct. 22 at Iowa State

Oct. 29 at Baylor

Nov. 5 Kansas State

Nov. 12 at Oklahoma State

Nov. 19 Texas Tech

Nov. 24 at Texas A&M

Note: All home games are listed in bold.

The announcement of the game against BYU is particularly noticeable. Texas hasn't faced many teams from outside conferences since a series against Ohio State in 2005 and 2006. BYU won't be as daunting as the Buckeyes, but still represents a step in the right direction towards a more challenging schedule for the Longhorns.