University of Michigan to play University of Texas! See caveats below
The football teams of the University of Michigan and the University of Texas have agreed – in principle – to play each other.
In 2024. So don't hold your breath.
U of M has racked up the highest number of total victories; Texas, the third highest.
From the Michigan press release:
The Wolverines will host the Longhorns at Michigan Stadium on Aug. 31, 2024. The return trip by Michigan to Austin will take place on Sept. 4, 2027.
“A match-up of this magnitude doesn’t come along all that often, and when it does its special for both programs and the great fans that support each institution,” said Brady Hoke, U-M’s J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. “This also is a special series for all fans of college football, and I anticipate great games just like the first contest played between the two programs.”
The only previous match-up between Michigan and Texas happened in the 2005 Rose Bowl game. The back-and-forth affair ended with a 37-yard field from the Longhorns as time expired to secure a 38-37 victory over the Wolverines. Kicker Garrett Rivas gave U-M a 37-35 lead with 3:04 remaining on a 42-yard field goal. Braylon Edwards led the offense with 10 receptions for 109 yards and three touchdowns in the contest.