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Washington State-Houston game in 2019 will be part of AdvoCare Texas Kickoff, held at NRG Stadium

As previously reported, Washington State and Houston will meet at NRG Stadium next September for the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Friday, Sept. 13, WSU announced in a press release Tuesday.

A time has yet to be announced for the seventh installment of the Texas Kickoff, but the game will air on the ESPN networks. It’ll be the first meeting between the teams since the 1988 Aloha Bowl, when WSU beat Houston 24-22.

The Cougars of WSU lead the Cougars of Houston 2-1 in the all-time series. WSU won a 1959 game 32-18 and Houston captured a 21-7 victory in 1966. Both games were played in the Lone Star State.

“We are excited to face a quality program such as the Houston Cougars next year in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff Game at NRG Stadium,” Washington State Director of Athletics Pat Chun said. “It provides our fan base the opportunity to see a tremendous nonconference opponent in a great part of the country, while giving our student-athletes the chance to play in a world-class stadium.”

Tickets for the 2019 game will be offered at presale prices beginning today. Fans can visit for more information or call (832)667-2390 for info about suites, group tickets and premium hospitality. Initial ticket prcies will range from $30-125.

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