Houston Cougars Football 2023 Schedule, Results

The Houston Cougars will play seven home games and five road games as the Cougars will be one of four new members of the Big 12 Conference in 2023.

The Cougars will open the season at home on Sept. 2 against UTSA. After that, the Bearcats will travel across town to face Rice in the Bayou Bucket game on Sept. 9, followed by their Big 12 home opener against TCU on Sept. 16.


The Cougars wrap up non-conference play on Sept. 23 when they host Sam Houston.

The Cougars play their first Big 12 road game on Sept. 30 when they go to Texas Tech.

The Cougars will play five home games and four road games in Big 12 action. Along with TCU, the Cougars will host West Virginia, Texas, Cincinnati and Oklahoma State.

Along with Texas Tech, the Cougars will travel to Kansas State, Baylor and UCF.

The Cougars will play two of its fellow new members of the Big 12. Cincinnati, Houston and UCF are migrating to the Big 12 from the American Athletic Conference. BYU has been an independent in football since leaving the Mountain West after the 2010 season.

The Cougars will not play BYU. Houston will play 10 games in the state of Texas and renew rivalries with former Southwest Conference members Baylor, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech.

Each Big 12 team will still play nine league games. But, this will be the first time since the 2010 season in which all Big 12 teams will not play each other.

Along with BYU, the Cougars will not play Iowa State, Kansas and Oklahoma in 2023.

The Big 12 Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 2, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, at a time to be announced.

The complete 2023 Houston football schedule is below.


Houston Cougars 2023 Football Schedule

Sept. 2 — UTSA

Sept. 9 — at Rice

Sept. 16 — TCU*

Sept. 23 — Sam Houston

Sept. 30 — at Texas Tech*

Oct. 7 — Bye

Oct. 12 — West Virginia* (Thursday)

Oct. 21 — Texas*

Oct. 28 — at Kansas State*

Nov. 4 — at Baylor*

Nov. 11 — Cincinnati*

Nov. 18 — Oklahoma State*

Nov. 25 — at UCF*

Bold: Home games; *-denotes Big 12 game; All games Saturday unless noted; times and dates are subject to change.

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