2015 Cowboys Classic: Alabama-Wisconsin

Defending champion Alabama will kick off the 2015 college football season against the Wisconsin Badgers in the Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, it was announced Wednesday.

The game -- only the second-ever matchup between the two programs -- will take place on Sat., Sept. 5 and will be televised by ESPN. Wisconsin won the only previous matchup, 15-0, in 1928. Alabama appeared in the Cowboys Classic last season, beating Michigan, 41-14.

Future matchups also include LSU and TCU in 2013, and Florida State will face Oklahoma State in 2014.