Rutgers adds Buffalo to 2018 Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have added the Buffalo Bulls to their 2018 football schedule, according to a report by

Rutgers will host Buffalo at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey on Sept. 22, 2018. The Scarlet Knights will pay the Bulls a $900,000 guarantee, according to a copy of the contract obtained by Gannett New Jersey.

Rutgers and Buffalo first met on the gridiron in 2000 and have played a total of six contests. The Scarlet Knights lead the overall series 5-1 and have won three straight.

The Scarlet Knights now have two non-conference games set for the 2018 season. Rutgers is also slated to play at Kansas on Sept. 15.

A previously scheduled home game against the Miami Hurricanes in 2018, part of a home-and-home series, has been postponed. Rutgers is still slated to visit Miami in 2019.

Buffalo now has three non-conference games set for 2018. The Bulls are also scheduled to play at Temple on Sept. 8 and host Army on Sept 29.

Rutgers-Temple Series Changed also reported, via contract documents obtained, that the Rutgers-Temple series set for 2020-23 has been changed. Rutgers was initially set to host Temple in 2020 and 2022 and visit the Owls in 2021 in 2023.

According to the new terms, Rutgers will now visit Temple on Sept. 19, 2020 and Sept. 17, 2022 and will host the Owls on Sept. 4, 2021 and Sept. 9, 2023.

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RUtgers should leave the Big Ten, where they will never be competitive and play the likes of Buffalo and join the MAC. Their 120 years of football futility combined with their multi million dollar losses each year in the athletic budget cannot go on forever. It is high time that some sense of reality is restored to their athletic vision. With this years schedule and their trip to Washington to open the season, I am confident that they will lose another 4-5 games by at least 3-6 touchdowns.

Rutgers isn’t getting a full share of the B1G revenue yet, when that kicks in it’ll really help

Any news on a possible Princeton Rutgers matchup in 2019 which would be the 150th anniversary of the first college football game. Rutgers won 6-4 in 1869, then lost the next 33 straight to Princeton

I doubt that would ever happen since Princeton is an Ivy League school but that would be cool, for old time sake.