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WSU Football Announces Nonconference Schedule Through 2018

The Cougars will face a host of local opponents over the course of the next five seasons. (Photo: WSU Athletics) The Cougars will face a host of local opponents over the course of the next five seasons. (Photo: WSU Athletics)

by WSU Athletics

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Wednesday that the Cougars’ nonconference football schedules have been filled through the 2018 season.

“I believe our nonconference schedules over the next five years are a great compliment to our Pac-12 schedules,” said Moos. “We have been able to secure a home-and-home series against Big Ten opponent Rutgers, maintain regional matchups, resume our series against Boise State for the first time since 2001, and also provide Cougar fans with seven home games in four of the next five seasons.”

WSU will play seven home games in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, with six home games on the 2015 schedule. Dating back to the start of the 2000 season, the Cougars have played seven home games in a season, including The Seattle Game, just three times, the most recent coming in 2008.

In addition to the nonconference games through 2018, WSU also has BYU (2019) and Wisconsin (2022, 2023) on future schedules.

The Cougars open their 2014 season Thursday, Aug. 28 against Rutgers in The Seattle Game at CenturyLink Field.

The Cougar nonconference schedules through the 2018 season are below.

2014

Aug. 28, vs. Rutgers (Seattle)

Sept. 6, at Nevada

Sept. 13, Portland State

2015

Sept. 5, Portland State

Sept. 12, at Rutgers

Sept. 19, Wyoming

2016

Sept. 3, Eastern Washington

Sept. 10, at Boise State

Sept. 17, Idaho

2017

Sept. 2, Nevada

Sept. 9, Boise State

Sept. 16, Montana State

2018

Sept. 1, at Wyoming

Sept. 8, San Jose State

Sept. 15, Eastern Washington

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