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Penn State Is Reportedly Working On A Massive Non-Conference Series

View of the Beaver stadium.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

Two of the most-iconic brands in college football are reportedly working on meeting in a non-conference series.

Penn State and Texas, according to a report by Horns247, are working on scheduling a non-conference series.

Chip Brown reported the news.

From 247Sports:

Texas has also been in talks with Clemson and Penn State about a possible home-and-home series in 2030 and 2031, said the source, adding that a series with Penn State might be more likely for 2030 and 2031.

Texas is 3-1 against Georgia but the two teams haven't played since the Longhorns suffered a painful, 10-9 loss to the Bulldogs in the 1984 Cotton Bowl, which knocked UT out of contention for the 1983 national title.


Texas currently has non-conference games scheduled with USC this season; LSU in 2019 (Austin) and 2020 (Baton Rouge); at Arkansas in 2021; Alabama in 2022 (Austin) and 2023 (Tuscaloosa); at Michigan in 2024; Ohio State in 2025 (Austin) and 2026 (Columbus); and home against Michigan in 2027.

A Penn State-Texas non-conference series would be pretty awesome.

A 2030 game is a long ways away, but it's possible that Tom Herman and James Franklin could still be leading their respective programs by then.