Northwestern to host Bowling Green and Nevada in 2017

By Kevin Kelley -

The Northwestern Wildcats have completed their 2017 football schedule with the addition of Nevada and Bowling Green, the school announced on Wednesday.

Northwestern will open the 2017 season at home at Ryan Field in Evanston against the Nevada Wolf Pack on Sept. 2. The two schools met previously in a home-and-home series back in 2006 and 2007. Both won at home and the series is tied at one game each.

After traveling to Duke on Sept. 9, the Wildcats return to Ryan Field to host the Bowling Green Falcons on Sept. 16. Northwestern is 0-2 against Bowling Green after falling 43-42 at home in 2001 and 28-24 in the 2003 Motor City Bowl.

The addition of Bowling Green and Nevada completes Northwestern’s 2017 football schedule. In Big Ten play, Northwestern is set to host Penn State, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue, and Minnesota and travel to Wisconsin, Maryland, Nebraska, and Illinois.

Both Nevada and Bowling Green have completed their 2017 non-conference schedules with the addition of Northwestern. Nevada is also slated to host Toledo (Sept. 9) and Idaho State (Sept. 16) and travel to Washington State (Sept. 23).

Bowling Green opens the 2017 season at home vs. South Dakota on Sept. 2. They also visit Michigan State (Sept. 9) and Middle Tennessee (Sept. 23) in addition to the previously mentioned game at Northwestern (Sept. 16).

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