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.