Both Texas A&M and UCLA are programs that have been trending in the right direction in recent years, and now they'll be facing each other in the coming years.
It was announced on Thursday that the Aggies and Bruins will play a home-and-home series against one another.
“We are very pleased this series was able to come together and provides our program with an exciting, premier non-conference matchup against UCLA,” said Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman 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.”
The first game is scheduled to be played at Kyle Field on Sept. 3, 2016 with the Aggies making the return trip to the Rose Bowl on Sept. 2, 2017.
The two schools have faced off four times in their history, splitting the series with two wins apiece. The most recent meeting was in the 1998 Cotton Bowl, a 29-23 win for UCLA.