Texas finalizes 2020 with UTEP as lone non-conference opponent

Horns Report

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas’ 2020 schedule is officially set. Again. The Longhorns will open the season at home against UTEP on Sept. 12.

Longhorns Athletics Director Chris Del Conte announced the decision in his weekly Forty Acres Insider newsletter.

The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise, though. The Longhorns had already lost their non-conference game against LSU when the SEC went to a 10-game, conference-only schedule. UT’s third non-conference game, the original season opener against South Florida scheduled for Sept. 5, is now officially canceled.

Earlier this month, the Big 12 announced that it would be playing a 10-game schedule — a nine-game, round-robin conference slate and one non-conference opponent.

On Wednesday, the league released the official schedule as it continues plans to play the upcoming football season, with Texas opening up conference play on Sept. 26 at Texas Tech.

UTEP was already on Texas’ schedule. The decision to play the Miners instead of USF as the one non-conference game makes sense from the fact that its in the University of Texas system.

The two teams last met in 2016, Charlie Strong’s final season as head coach. The Longhorns won that game, 41-7. Overall, Texas is 3-0 against UTEP.

Texas Longhorns updated 2020 schedule

DateOpponent
Sept. 12vs. UTEP
Sept. 26at Texas Tech
Oct. 3vs. TCU
Oct. 10vs. Oklahoma (at Cotton Bowl)
Oct. 17BYE
Oct. 24vs. Baylor
Oct. 31at Oklahoma State
Nov. 7vs. West Virginia
Nov. 14BYE
Nov. 21at Kansas
Nov. 28vs. Iowa State
Dec. 5at Kansas State

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