Texas State and Baylor have agreed to a home-and-home football series starting in 2021.
The first matchup will be Sept. 4, 2021, in San Marcos, with the final two games of the series — Sept. 17, 2022, and Sept. 2, 2023 — to be played in Waco. The 2021 game will be the first time a Big 12 team has played at Bobcat Stadium since Texas Tech beat Texas State 58-10 in 2012.
“It will be great to welcome back a Big 12 Conference university to Bobcat Stadium,” Texas State athletic director Larry Teis said in a statement. “Baylor has a strong football history and having them visit us in San Marcos will be a great event for our Bobcat community.
“Having the opportunity to travel to Waco for two games will also be very convenient for our fans and student-athletes,” Teis added. “We would expect not only a great turnout for our game but for our fans to travel exceptionally well on the road.”
Texas State is 0-7 all-time against Baylor, with the last meeting being a 34-27 Bears win in 2007. Their first matchup was in 1916, a 75-0 Baylor win.
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Junior forward Kaylee Davis, a 2017 first-team all-conference selection, had a role in all three of the Bobcats’ goals. She scored the first one at the 20:21 mark, assisted on the next one by defender Paige Crossman at 21:15 and scored the final goal at 30:54.
Davis led the team last season with seven goals in conference, the most for any returning player in the Sun Belt.
The Bobcats have two games on their opening weekend — Friday night at Louisiana Tech and Sunday in San Marcos against UT-San Antonio.
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The Cleveland Comets, who took Rupp fourth overall in the NFP draft in April, finished 8-18 in their inaugural season, but Rupp accounted for six of those wins; she led the team with four wins and had two saves. She also led the team with a 2.04 ERA and was second in innings pitched (84.2) and strikeouts (47).
Rupp was a two-time all-American at Texas State and holds school records in strikeouts, wins, appearances and innings pitched. She was a four-time all-conference pitcher and twice was the Sun Belt’s pitcher of the year.