Courtesy of BYU Athletics
PROVO, Utah â€” In a game featuring two of college footballâ€™s most successful programs over the past four seasons, BYU and the University of Texas have announced they will play each other during the 2011 season.
The Cougars and Longhorns will meet at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 10, 2011. Game time and television plans will be announced at a later date.
â€œWe are very exited to announce this game vs. Texas,â€ said BYU Athletics Director Tom Holmoe. â€œItâ€™s a great opportunity for BYU to play a program like the Longhorns on a national stage. We anticipate a great matchup between two storied programs that are currently among the most successful in the nation. I'm really excited for our coaches, our players and the rest of Cougar Nation."
The matchup will feature two of only five programs nationally to win 10 or more games each of the past four seasons. BYU is 43-9 over the last four years while Texas has achieved a 45-8 mark over the same span. Ohio State, Boise State and Virginia Tech are the only other teams with double-digit victories each of the last four seasons.
The 2011 contest will be the third meeting between the two schools and the first since 1988. BYU won the last contest on Sept. 8, 1988, earning a 47-6 home victory in Provo under Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards. The 2011 game marks BYUâ€™s first return to Austin since a 22-17 Cougar win in the inaugural meeting on Sept. 12, 1987.