Texas State and UTSA will begin a eight-year home-and-home football series in September 2017, the universities announced Friday morning.
Texas State will host the first game of the series Sept. 23, 2017 at Bobcat Stadium and UTSA will host the second game of the series Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alamodome. The series concludes in 2025, with Texas State hosting games in 2020, 2022 and 2024.
"With the proximity and similarities that we have, this could develop into a special college football rivalry," Coach Dennis Franchione said. "It will be a great game for the fans of both schools to watch."
The Bobcats lost 38-31 in their previous meeting against UTSA in 2012. 39,032 people attended the game at the Alamodome.