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2020 Texas Kickoff featuring Baylor vs. Ole Miss moved to Sunday

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 16:21:48-04

HOUSTON, TX — The 2020 Texas Kickoff featuring Baylor vs. Ole Miss has been moved back one day to Sunday, September 6.

Kickoff was initially scheduled for Saturday, September 5. The game will still be held at NRG Stadium in Houston, and will be a part of ESPN's Labor Day weekend opening schedule.

This will be the second time in program history the Bears will take on the Rebels. The last meeting was in 1975 when Baylor took down Ole Miss 20-10.

It will also be a battle between new head coaches. This will be Baylor head coach Dave Aranda's debut as a head coach, while it will be the first game for Ole Miss' new head coach Lane Kiffin.

"ESPN's Sunday game during kickoff weekend has quickly developed into a strong franchise," said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of programming and ESPN Events. "We look forward to continuing that success as we feature two head coaches in their inaugural games with two great programs. We want to thank the schools and our Texas Kickoff team for recognizing this unique opportunity."

Baylor will serve as the home team. Tickets in the Baylor section are available now onlineor by calling the Baylor Ticket Office at (254) 710-1000.

The kickoff time and network designation will be announced at a later time.