The Buffalo Bulls and the UMass Minutemen have scheduled a six-game, home-and-home football series, both schools announced on Thursday.
The series will open with the Buffalo Bulls traveling to take on the UMass Minutemen at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst on Oct. 15, 2022. The Bulls will also play at UMass on Sept. 13, 2025 and then again on Sept. 25, 2027.
Buffalo will host UMass at UB Stadium in the second game of the series on Sept. 14, 2024. The Minutemen will return to Buffalo on Sept. 19, 2026 and then again on Sept. 16, 2028.
Buffalo and UMass first met on the gridiron in 1964 and have played a total of 13 times. In their most recent matchup in 2015, UMass defeated Buffalo 31-26 in Buffalo, but the Bulls still lead the overall series 7-6.
The addition of games against UMass gives Buffalo three non-conference opponents for the 2022 and 2023 seasons and two for the 2024 season. Other games scheduled those seasons include at Maryland (Sept. 3, 2022), at Coastal Carolina (Sept. 17, 2022), at Wisconsin (Sept. 2, 2023), vs. Liberty (Sept. 16, 2023), and at Missouri (Sept. 7, 2024).
UMass is the first scheduled non-conference opponent for Buffalo for the 2025 through 2028 seasons.
The UMass Minutemen, an FBS Independent, now have 10 games scheduled for the 2022 season. Their schedule that season will likely undergo some changes, as it currently includes five consecutive road games to open the season (Tulane, Toledo, Boston College, Temple, and Eastern Michigan).
Home opponents for UMass in 2022 include New Mexico State, Liberty, and Army, in addition to the newly announced Buffalo contest. The Minutemen are also scheduled to play at USF.
Buffalo is UMass’ seventh opponent for 2024, fifth for 2025, and third for the 2026 through 2028 seasons.