Football News: Kansas announces home-and-home series with Houston

Release from KUAthletics.com

Image above is of the new Houston Football Stadium, which will open next season.

LAWRENCE, Kan.— Kansas and Houston will meet on the gridiron for the first time since 2005 when the Jayhawks travel to Houston in 2019 as the first part of a home-and-home series, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.

The 2019 home game for the Cougars is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, at Houston Football Stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2014. KU will host the Cougars for a return game at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 12, 2020.

“This is another great series for Kansas football,” said Jayhawk head coach Charlie Weis. “The state of Texas is an extremely important area for our program in terms of recruiting. In addition, we have a large alumni base in Houston area so being able to play Houston is ideal for both the team and our fans.”

Kansas leads the all-time series with Houston, 3-0. KU defeated the Cougars, 35-13, on Sept. 1, 1994 in Houston. UH came to Lawrence the following season, with KU taking a 20-13 victory over the Cougars on Sept. 23, 1995. The two teams most recently met on Dec. 23, 2005 in the Fort Worth Bowl with the Jayhawks defeating the Cougars 42-13 in their first of three-straight bowl victories.