For the second time in the span of eight years, Texas football will wind up hosting the San Jose State Spartans at DKR for a non-conference game.
According to an announcement from the university on Feb. 13, the Texas football program has officially rounded out its 2025 regular season schedule by adding the San Jose State Spartans. Texas has now completed each of their non-conference slates up through the 2026 season.
The only time that these two programs met up on the gridiron came in 2017, when the Texas Longhorns football program knocked off San Jose State by the final score of 56-0. That win over San Jose State came at home for the Longhorns at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Beating San Jose State for the only time in the history of these two programs came during the first-year under the direction of Texas head coach Tom Herman.
However, San Jose State and Texas could both be vastly different football programs in 2025 than they are now. More changed in a positive sense for both programs since they met up in 2017. San Jose State finished up with a record of 2-11 back in 2017. They won five games at least during their 2019 season.
Texas won seven games in 2017, after beating the former Big 12 foe Mizzou Tigers in the Texas Bowl. Since then, Texas beat the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl to get a double-digit win season in 2018. And the Longhorns took down the Utah Utes in the Alamo Bowl to finish up with eight wins in 2019.
The last bowl eligible season for San Jose State came in 2015, when they won the Cure Bowl thanks to the APR ruling. The last season with a winning record for the Spartans came in 2012, when they won 11 games under former head coach Mike MacIntyre. That magical 2012 campaign for San Jose State saw them beat the Bowling Green Falcons in the Military Bowl.
Texas now has their 2025 regular season schedule complete. The non-conference slate features the Ohio State Buckeyes on the road as the mainstay opponent. Texas also faces San Jose State and the UTEP Miners at home at DKR to round out the 2025 non-conference schedule.