For the first time ever, TDECU Stadium is opening its gates for a Big 12 showdown. The Houston Cougars’ inaugural Big 12 matchup transpires almost exactly two years after they were added to the league on Sept. 10, 2021. Fresh off hosting its most attended home game since 2017, Houston expects a raucous environment for a nationally televised primetime matchup against a Big 12 power.
“The festivities, the events, the excitement — that’s really exciting for the University of Houston,” Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen said. “It’s exciting for the students and our fanbase, and all that stuff’s great, but coaches and players, they put their head down and they work.