Earlier today, UCLA announced that Rutgers had backed out of a home-and-home football series for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Rutgers was scheduled to play the Bruins in Pasadena in 2020 and in Piscataway in 2021.
According to a report Thursday evening by NJ.com, Rutgers has already lined up a replacement for the canceled UCLA series. Rutgers will play a home-and-home series with the Syracuse Orange during those same seasons.
Per the report, Rutgers will host Syracuse at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey in 2020. The Scarlet Knights will then travel to face the Orange at the Carrier Dome in 2021.
Syracuse was available for the home-and-home series since they recently canceled a two-game set for 2020 and 2021 with Wisconsin.
Rutgers and Syracuse first met on the gridiron in 1914 and have played 43 times overall. Syracuse currently leads the series 30-12-1.
Update (7:23pm ET)
Rutgers and Syracuse have officially announced the 2020-21 series. The two schools will meet at Rutgers on Sept. 12, 2020 and at Syracuse on Sept. 11, 2021.
Syracuse also announced confirmed a couple of non-conference game dates that were already known. The Orange will host Holy Cross on Sept. 28, 2019 (was Aug. 31), Liberty on Oct. 17, 2020, and Albany on Sept. 4, 2021.