CSU and Vanderbilt announce four game football series

Chad Deutschman

Colorado State announced Thursday that the university will play four games against Vanderbilt starting in 2020. Two games will be played in Nashville during the 2020 and 2025 seasons, the other two in Fort Collins during the 2021 and 2026 seasons. 

The Rams and Commodores have never met on the football field.

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Vanderbilt is now the fourth SEC school CSU has scheduled games with, joining Alabama (2017), Florida (2018) and Arkansas (2019). 

With the addition of Vanderbilt, Colorado State has 17 games scheduled against opponents in power-5 conferences between 2016 and 2026. In the midst of Big 12 expansion talks, the Rams currently have a home-and-home series against Texas Tech  in 2025-2026 . 

“We have high goals and aspirations for our program, to provide our students with the experience of playing against the best possible competition during their time as a Ram,” CSU coach Mike Bobo said in a statement. “At home and away, our team and our fans can anticipate an aggressive approach to scheduling future opponents.” 

COLORADO STATE NON-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

 2017
Sept. 2—vs. Colorado (in Denver)
Sept. 9—Abilene Christian
Sept. 16—at Alabama
Sept. 23—Oregon State

 2018
Sept. 1—vs. Colorado (in Denver)
Sept. 15—at Florida

 2019
Aug. 31—vs. Colorado (in Denver)
Sept. 14—at Arkansas
Sept. 21—Toledo

 2020
Sept. 5—Colorado
Sept. 12—at Oregon State
Sept. 26—at Vanderbilt

 2021
Sept. 11—Vanderbilt
Sept. 25—at Toledo

 2025
Sept. 6—Texas Tech
Sept. 27—at Vanderbilt

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 2026
Sept. 12—at Texas Tech
Sept. 26—Vanderbilt

Collegian Sports Editor Chad Deutschman can be reached by email at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @ChadDeutschman