Texas A&M, UCLA announce home-and-home series
Texas A&M and UCLA have agreed to a home-and-home football series in 2016 and 2017, the schools announced Thursday.
A&M will play the Bruins at Kyle Field on Sept. 3, 2016, and the rematch will take place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sept. 2, 2017.
The Aggies haven’t played a regular season game on the West Coast in more than 20 years and UCLA has never played at Kyle Field.
Texas A&M is in the midst of a $450 million renovation of Kyle Field, which could expand its seating capacity to 102,500.
The teams have met four times, splitting the series 2-2. The schools last meeting came in 1998, a 29-23 UCLA victory in the Cotton Bowl.
"We are very pleased this series was able to come together and provides our program with an exciting, premier nonconference matchup against UCLA," Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman said in a statement. "UCLA brings one of the top programs from the West Coast to the redeveloped Kyle Field in Aggieland, and for our Aggie team and the 12th Man to have the chance to play in the Rose Bowl is a historic opportunity