A future series featuring teams that were slated to be members of the same conference has been agreed upon, Boise State and Cincinnati announced Thursday.
The Broncos will host the Bearcats Sept. 21, 2019 in the first game of the home-and-home series. The second game will be played in Cincinnati Sept. 26, 2020.
UC has already scheduled future games against Ohio State and at Miami (Fla.) in 2014; at BYU and home vs. Miami (Fla.) in 2015; home vs. BYU and at Purdue in 2016; at Michigan in 2017; and a home-and-home with Nebraska in 2020 and 2025.
From BSU’s perspective, the two-game set with UC adds to what should be its own competitive non-conference schedule at the end of this decade.
“We’re thrilled to add another home-and-home series against a high-quality opponent like Cincinnati to our schedule,” Boise athletic director Mark Coyle said in a statement. “With Florida State and BYU also on the schedule in 2019 and 2020, Bronco Nation is going to have the opportunity to watch some great football.”
The 2019 game will mark the first-ever between the two football programs.
Boise State was expected to join Cincinnati in the Big East last year before deciding to remain in the Mountain West after the former conference collapsed.