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MW football schedule set, Bulldogs also secure future home dates with Power 5 schools

Fresno State revealed the full 2020 football schedule on Thursday and announced future matchups against Power 5 schools Kansas, Texas Tech, Washington and Washington State.

The Bulldogs’ nonconference opponents were already set, but the conference set the dates for all Mountain West action.

The dates in the Mountain West schedule are subject to change due to the Mountain West’s national television partners CBS Sports and Fox Sports. The networks could move some of the games to a Thursday or Friday.

Here is the 2020 football schedule: 

  • Sep. 5: Idaho State
  • Sep. 12: at Colorado
  • Sep. 19: BYE WEEK
  • Sep. 26^: Air Force*
  • Oct. 3^: at Colorado State
  • Oct. 10: at Texas A&M
  • Oct. 17: New Mexico State
  • Oct. 24^: at Nevada
  • Oct. 31^: Hawai’i*
  • Nov. 7^: at UNLV
  • Nov. 14^: at Utah State
  • Nov. 21^: San Diego State*
  • Nov. 28^: San Jose State*
  • Dec. 5: Mountain West Championship Game

^ – dates subject to change to Thursdays or Fridays

* – indicates conference game

Fresno State also announced games against six nonconference teams, totaling 12 additional games scheduled all the way through 2032.

The Bulldogs will go on the road in 2025 to play Big 12 school Kansas. The Jayhawks will make the return trip to the Central Valley in 2029, and the ‘Dogs will play another game at Kansas in 2031.

Fellow Big 12 school Texas Tech will host Fresno State in 2029 and will visit Bulldog Stadium in 2030, before hosting the ‘Dogs one more time in 2032.

Fresno State will split a home-and-home series with Pac-12 opponent Washington State, starting with a road trip in 2026. The Bulldogs will host the Cougars in 2027.

To round out the Power 5 additions, the Bulldogs will travel to Pac-12 foe Washington in 2027.

The Bulldogs also announced a home and home series with independent school BYU. Fresno State will host BYU in 2025 and will travel to Utah for the return trip in 2027.

Fresno State also added a home game against New Mexico State in 2024.

Here are the scheduled nonconference games for Fresno State from 2021-2032:

2021

Aug. 28: UConn

Sep. 4: at Oregon

Sep. 11: Cal Poly

Sep. 18: at UCLA

2022

Sep. 3: Sacramento State

Sep. 10: Oregon State

Sep. 17: at USC

Oct. 1: at UConn

2023

Sep. 2: at Purdue

Sep. 16: at Arizona State

2024

Aug. 31: at Michigan

Sep. 14: at UCLA

Oct. 5: New Mexico State

2025

Aug. 23: at Kansas

Aug. 30: Georgia Southern

Sep. 6: at Oregon State

Nov. 8: BYU

2026

Sep. 5: at USC

Sep. 19: at Washington State

2027

Sep. 4: at Washington

Sep. 18: Washington State

Oct. 9: at BYU

2028

Sep. 9: at USC

Sep. 23: at Georgia Southern

2029

Aug. 25: Kansas

Sep. 15: Texas Tech

2030

Sep. 7: at Texas Tech

2031

Aug. 23: at Kansas

2032

Sep. 11: at Texas Tech

Photo: Fresno State Athletics

Daniel Gligich
Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.