Cincinnati, Western Michigan schedule 2020, 2022 football series

By Kevin Kelley -

The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Western Michigan Broncos have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2022, has learned.

A copy of the contract was obtained by from the University of Cincinnati via a state public records request.

In the first game of the series, Cincinnati will host Western Michigan at Nippert Stadium on Sept. 12, 2020. The Bearcats will then travel to face the Broncos at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo on Sept. 10, 2022.

Cincinnati and Western Michigan first met on the gridiron with a home-and-home series in 1949 and 1950. The Bearcats defeated the Broncos 27-6 in 1949 in Cincinnati and 27-6 in 1950 in Kalamazoo.

The two schools also met in the 2007 International Bowl in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Cincinnati won that contest 27-24 to extend their series lead over WMU to 3-0.

Cincinnati now has three non-conference games lined up for both the 2020 and 2022 seasons. In 2020, the Bearcats are also scheduled to play at Miami Ohio (Sept. 19) and at Nebraska (Sept. 26).

In 2022, Cincinnati is slated to play Miami Ohio at Paul Brown Stadium (Sept. 17) and host Indiana (Sept. 24).

Cincinnati is the second scheduled non-conference opponent for Western Michigan in 2020. WMU is also scheduled to play at Notre Dame on Sept. 19.

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Exactly. So they were only in the same conference six years and back then, teams played just a handful of conference games. In fact, Cincinnati left the MAC because the league insisted they play FIVE conference games.