Colorado Football added a third stop on their Big 12 reunion tour today, as the school announced that the Buffs will play a home-and-home with the Kansas State Wildcats. The series will begin with a game in Boulder on September 18, 2027, with the Buffs making the return trip to Manhattan the following season. The two teams have played 66 games against each other all time, with the Buffs leading the series 45-20-1.
The Wildcats join Nebraska and Texas A&M on the list of former Big 12 opponents that the Buffs have scheduled reunions with.
In addition to announcing the Kansas State series, the school also announced the Buffs will open the 2024 season with a home game against North Dakota State, the winners of the last five FCS Championships. The Bison last lost to an FBS opponent in 2009, and since then they have beaten Kansas, Minnesota, Colorado State, Kansas State and Iowa State. They are scheduled to play Iowa this fall. It will be the first match-up between the Buffs and the Bison, as well as the first time in program history the Buffs have played an opponent with the same mascot.
Finally, the program announced tweaks to the 2019 and 2020 schedules, with games against Fresno State and Air Force switching places. The Air Force game, which was originally scheduled for 2020, has been moved to September 14, 2019, which was the original date of the Fresno State game. It will be the first match-up for the in-state rivals since 1974, when the Buffs won 28-27 at the Academy.
The change was made as part of what is being described as a domino effect to help several schools in completing their schedules for those years. Fresno State is now scheduled to visit Boulder on September 12, 2020.
Colorado has completed their non conference schedules through the 2022 season.