Friday, November 11, 2011
Welcome to Cowboys Stadium, Texas
By David Ubben
Texas and UCLA will play at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in 2014, the school announced.
The two schools just wrapped up a home-and-home in 2010 and 2011. Texas won this year's game, 49-20, in the Rose Bowl. UCLA beat Texas in Austin last season, 34-12.
ESPN will televise the game.
By my count, this would only be the second time Texas has ever played in Cowboys Stadium, which is a bit surprising.
The Longhorns won the Big 12 title and clinched a spot in the national title game in 2009 by beating Nebraska on a last-second field goal in the 2009 Big 12 Championship.
"We have been working on this with the University of Texas and ESPN for several months, and are thrilled to be able to announce the game," UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. "Cowboys Stadium is an amazing facility and we are excited that our football team and our fan base will have the opportunity to experience game day at this state-of-the-art venue."
The Longhorns were scheduled to play at Arkansas in 2014, but that game has been moved to 2021 to make room for the date in the metroplex against the Bruins.