PULLMAN – Washington State has set its nonconference football schedules through 2021, and secured some high-profile opponents after that as well.
The good news for fans is that the Cougars will play seven home games in four of the next five years, and that’s good news for the athletic department as it seeks to boost its annual revenue.
“We have worked diligently to complete future football schedules that provide opportunities for our program to succeed, while also giving our fans quality opponents in Martin Stadium,” athletic director Bill Moos said in a statement.
WSU signed contracts with Eastern Washington, Idaho, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado and Portland State to round out its nonconference schedules through 2021. These are the nonconference matchups for those years, per WSU Athletics:
2017 – Sept. 2 vs. Montana State; Sept. 9 vs. Boise State; Sept. 23 vs. Nevada
2018 – Sept. 1 at Wyoming; Sept. 8 vs. San Jose State; Sept. 15 vs. Eastern Washington
2019 – Aug. 31 vs. New Mexico State; Sept. 7 vs. Northern Colorado; Sept. 14 at Houston
2020 – Sept. 5 at Utah State; Sept. 12 vs. Houston; Sept. 19 vs. Idaho
2021 – Sept. 4 vs. Utah State; Sept. 11 vs. Portland State; Oct. 23 vs. BYU
WSU has also scheduled some premier opponents for home-and-home matchups in the following years. Those include:
Wisconsin (Sept. 10, 2022 in Madison; Sept. 9, 2023 in Pullman)
San Diego State (Sept. 7, 2024 in San Diego; Sept. 6, 2025 in Pullman)
Kansas State (Sept. 12, 2026 in Manhattan; Sept. 8, 2029 in Pullman)