by Chuck Pool (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rice and Texas will renew the longest running football series in school history when the Owls host the Longhorns at NRG Stadium in 2019, the first of a three-game series which was announced by the schools on Thursday. Rice will play in Austin in 2021 and 2023. Game dates will be released at a later time.
The two schools have met 94 times in football dating back to 1914. The 94 games represent the most for Rice against any opponent. Texas holds a 72-21-1 lead in the series, including a 42-28 win in Austin last year.
The game at NRG in 2019 will replace a previously announced matchup with Texas A&M, which requested to release the slot on its schedule due to a scheduling conflict.
Rice opens the 2016 season on September 3 when they travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky to take on defending C-USA Champion Western Kentucky. The home schedule ki cks off on Septem ber 17 when Baylor comes to Rice Stadium.