The Iowa Hawkeyes have added the Colorado State Rams to their 2021 football schedule, the school announced on Friday.
Iowa will host Colorado State at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Sept. 25, 2021. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
Iowa now has two of their three non-conference games set for the 2021 season. The Hawkeyes are also slated to play at in-state rival Iowa State on Sept. 11.
The Big Ten schedule for the Hawkeyes in 2021 was recently released by the conference. Iowa is set to host Indiana, Penn State, Purdue, Minnesota, and Illinois and travel to Northwestern, Maryland, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
“Our approach to future scheduling is to continue to put our team in position to face the best competition each year in our non-conference schedule,” said CSU head coach Mike Bobo. “Iowa is a perennially strong Big Ten program that will provide a good test for our football program, and help prepare us for our Mountain West schedule.”
Colorado State now has three non-conference games set for 2021. In addition to the trip to Iowa, the Rams will host Vanderbilt on Sept. 11 and travel to Toledo on Sept. 18 (previously Sept. 25).