The Baylor Bears and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have scheduled a three-game football series for 2020 through 2022, Brett McMurphy of ESPN has reported.
Baylor, Louisiana Tech add 3-game series; 2020 & 2022 at Baylor; 2021 at LT
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) February 26, 2015
Baylor will host Louisiana Tech at McLane Stadium in Waco on Sept. 12, 2020 and again on Sept. 10, 2022. The Bears will travel to face the Bulldogs once at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston on Sept. 11, 2021.
Baylor and Louisiana Tech have met six times on the gridiron. In their last meeting in 1996, Baylor defeated LA Tech 24-16 to extend their lead in the overall series to 5-1.
Baylor has also added a game against the Abilene Christian Wildcats for Sept. 1, 2018, per an ACU announcement today.
The 2020-22 series against Louisiana Tech are the first announced non-conference games for Baylor for all three seasons.
Louisiana Tech has only one game announced for that period, a 2020 trip to face the UNLV Rebels.
Adding Louisiana Tech is a small step in the right direction for Baylor. The Bears have been widely criticized for their non-conference strength of schedule.
Louisiana Tech is a solid mid-major program. Last season, the Bulldogs finished 9-5 after falling in the C-USA Championship Game by three at Marshall and then defeating Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
In 2015, Baylor hosts Northwestern State and SMU and travels to Rice. Other future non-conference opponents for Baylor include Liberty, UTSA, Duke, Incarnate Word, and Rice.