CSU to resume regional rivalry vs. Northern Colorado

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Two days after solidifying its 2019 schedule, Colorado State’s 2020 football schedule is also complete with the announcement of a Sept. 19 contest against Northern Colorado.

Separated by just 34 miles, CSU and Northern Colorado will meet for the 22nd time, including third time during a 10-year period. The Rams and Bears also played in 2011 and 2016. Prior to that, it had been 25 years since the two teams met on the gridiron.

CSU is 20-0-1 all-time against Northern Colorado. The two teams tied in the second-ever meeting, in 1899, but since then the Rams have rolled off 19 consecutive wins over the Bears. Northern Colorado is a member of the Big Sky Conference and has posted back-to-back winning records.

Joining Northern Colorado on the Rams’ 2020 schedule is the Rocky Mountain Showdown vs. Colorado (Pac-12) – set to be played in Fort Collins for the first time since 1996 – and road contests against Oregon State (Pac-12) and Vanderbilt (SEC). That year, the Rams will host Fresno State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming in Mountain West play, while traveling to Air Force, Boise State, San Diego State and UNLV.

The Rams are gearing up for an historic 2017 campaign – the first in CSU’s new on-campus stadium. Returning 15 starters from last year’s squad, the Rams will play home games against Oregon State, Air Force and Boise State, to name a few. CSU will also play Colorado in Denver and travel to Alabama during the non-conference portion of the season.

The 2018 and 2019 schedules are also complete, featuring non-conference dates against Colorado, Arkansas, Florida and Illinois State in 2018, and Colorado, Western Illinois, Arkansas, and Toledo in 2019. All told, CSU has 20 non-conference games scheduled between 2018 and 2028, with 15 against Power-5 opponents (six in Fort Collins).

New season ticket commitments are now being accepted by contacting the Rams Sales Team at 800-491-RAMS (7267) or visiting www.CSURams.com/tickets. Current season-ticketholders have had the first priority to select their seats during appointed times, which began March 22. In preparation for the inaugural season of the on-campus stadium, the Colorado State athletics department has launched a special football gameday website, which provides in-depth information on everything from tickets to parking, tailgating, gameday logistics and much more. The website can be found at www.CSURams.com/footballgameday.

FUTURE COLORADO STATE NON-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
2017
Aug. 26 – OREGON STATE
Sept. 1 – vs. Colorado (in Denver)
Sept. 9 – ABILENE CHRISTIAN
Sept. 16 – at Alabama

2018
Sept. 1 – vs. Colorado (in Denver)
Sept. 8 – ARKANSAS
Sept. 15 – at Florida
Sept. 22 – ILLINOIS STATE

2019
Aug. 31 – vs. Colorado (in Denver)
Sept. 7 – WESTERN ILLINOIS
Sept. 14 – at Arkansas
Sept. 21 – TOLEDO

2020
Sept. 5 – COLORADO
Sept. 12 – at Oregon State
Sept. 19 – NORTHERN COLORADO
Sept. 26 – at Vanderbilt

2021
Sept. 11 – VANDERBILT
Sept. 25 – at Toledo

2025
Sept. 6 – TEXAS TECH
Sept. 27 – at Vanderbilt

2026
Sept. 12 – at Texas Tech
Sept. 26 – VANDERBILT

2027
Sept. 4 – ARIZONA

2028
Sept. 2 – at Arizona

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