The Sam Houston State football reported on Tuesday the expansion of different games to its future timetables, including games against Texas A&M in 2022 and Rice in 2024.

The game in College Station is set for September 3, 2022, at Kyle Field. In the interim, the Kats have additionally consented to a game at Rice to open the 2024 season. The game at Rice will be played at Rice Stadium in Houston, commencing the 2024 season for the two groups on August 31.

The Bearkats will take on the Aggies for the 13th time throughout the entire existence of the arrangement and the first run through since the 2013 season. In the meantime, the Kats and Owls have met multiple times, yet just twice since 1948 and not in any manner since back to back gatherings in 1992 and 1993. The last game between the groups was a 14-13 Rice win in Houston.

“It’s incredible to play these games up close and personal. We are constantly eager to have the chance to play against quality groups locally, particularly in the Houston zone before our fans and graduated class,” Director of Athletics Bobby Williams said. “From an individual outlook, the game at Rice is an exceptional game for me. My father played there on a Cotton Bowl group and I played there also, so for us to have the option to plan a game with my institute of matriculation is extremely energizing.”

Those games join future FCS rivals Northern Arizona (2021 and 2022), Texas Southern (2020, 2023 and 2024) and Dixie State (2021, 2022 and 2023), a group who will change to FCS rivalry starting in the 2020 season.

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The expansion of these games proceeds with the pattern of the Bearkats’ solid non-meeting plans that have included a home-and-home arrangement with North Dakota (2018 and 2019) and Eastern Washington (2013 and 2014), alongside taking on Richmond in 2017 and venturing up a division to play seven FBS rivals since 2010.


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