Texas A&M sets series vs. UCLA for 2016, 2017

Texas A&M sets series vs. UCLA for 2016, 2017

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 4:50 p.m. ET

Texas A&M will play a home-and-home series against UCLA beginning in 2016.

The Bruins will make their first-ever trip to Kyle Field for a Sept. 3, 2016, contest and the Aggies will head to California for a Sept. 2, 2017, game.

The games will mark the first between the two teams since the 1998 Cotton Bowl. The teams have met four times, with each winning twice.

"We are very pleased this series was able to come together and provides our program with an exciting, premier non-conference matchup against UCLA," Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman said.  "UCLA brings one of the top programs from the West Coast to the redeveloped Kyle Field in Aggieland, and for our Aggie team and the 12th Man to have the chance to play in the Rose Bowl is a historic opportunity."

Texas A&M hasn't played a West Coast game since beating Stanford in the 1992 season opener in Anaheim. The Aggies haven't faced a Pac-12 team since meeting California in the 1996 Holiday Bowl.