Cancel your plans for Sept. 12, 2020, Colorado and Air Force have finally agreed to play each other again.
Though they are located just 85 miles apart, the schools have not played since a 28-27 Colorado win in 1974. The series will resume with a meeting in Boulder in 2020, followed by a return trip from the Buffaloes to Colorado Springs in 2022, both schools announced Wednesday.
“The renewal of this rivalry will be great for the state,” Colorado athletic director Rick George said in a statement. “Nearly two generations have come and gone since we last played Air Force in football, and I’ve often heard from fans that they’d like to see them back on our schedule. We were both fortunate enough to have available dates for the games in the not-too-distant future to make this happen. It’s an easy drive for fans of both teams and I am sure ours will really enjoy seeing Air Force once again as an opponent in football.”
As part of the same release, Colorado also announced it will host Texas State on Sept. 9, 2017, and New Hampshire on Sept. 15, 2018. Colorado noted those games were necessary after San Jose State, where coach Mike MacIntyre was hired away from, opted out of a home-and-home series slated for those years.