The Wisconsin Badgers have added five games to their future football schedules, the school announced on Tuesday.
Two of the contests were previously reported by FBSchedules.com – a 2019 game vs. Kent State and 2025 game vs. North Texas. Wisconsin was previously scheduled to play North Texas in 2019, but pushed that game to 2025 and filled the hole in 2019 with Kent State.
The three new additions are also single non-conference games at home – Southern Illinois in 2020 (Sept. 19), Army in 2021 (Oct. 16), and Buffalo in 2023 (Sept. 2).
Southern Illinois, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, will be Wisconsin’s first game against an FCS team since hosting Western Illinois in 2014. It will also be their first FCS opponent since the Big Ten relaxed their scheduling restrictions.
The 2021 contest between Wisconsin and Army will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams on the gridiron.
Wisconsin and Buffalo have met once previously. In that contest in 2006, the Badgers defeated the Bulls 35-3 in Madison.
Wisconsin also announced today a future home-and-home football series with UCLA. The Badgers will travel to UCLA on Sept. 15, 2029 and will host the Bruins on Sept. 7, 2030.
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