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Taking a closer look at WSU’s upcoming non-conference schedule

The Cougs added the Coogs (from Houston) to their 2019 and 2020 schedules on Monday, so let’s take a look at who else is on the list for their upcoming seasons.

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On Monday, Washington State football announced that the Cougs would take on the Coogs in 2019 and 2020. It will be the first meeting between Houston and Washington State since the 1988 Aloha Bowl (where Keith Jackson had the call in classic Keith Jackson fashion).

Thanks to the nature of college football scheduling, the contract actually finalizes WSU’s 2019 and 2020 schedules. Courtesy of and school press releases, here is a look at what Washington State’s non-conference schedules will look like over the next four seasons. However, an important note here, everything below is scheduled to change, so don’t book your plane tickets to Utah State in September 2020 quite yet.


  • vs. Montana State (Sept. 2nd)
  • vs. Boise State (Sept. 9th)
  • vs. Nevada (Sept. 23rd)


  • at Wyoming (Sept. 1st)
  • vs. San Jose State (Sept. 8th)
  • vs. Eastern Washington (Sept. 15th)


  • vs. Northern Colorado (Sept. 7th)
  • at Houston (Sept. 14th)
  • vs. BYU (Oct. 12th)


  • at Utah State (Sept. 5th)
  • vs. Houston (Sept. 12th)
  • vs. Idaho (Sept. 19th)

The good news is that the days of five straight home games to start the year are over after this season. The bad news (or maybe a second piece of good news depending on where you stand) is that there aren’t a lot of marquee games on that list. In 2019, BYU will finally make the trip to Pullman (Washington State rescheduled BYU’s trip to Pullman from 2013 to 2019), but outside of that, Houston and Boise State are the biggest schools making the trip to Eastern Washington. If you look further down the road, Wisconsin (2023) and Kansas State (2029), but - once again - those are subject to change.

What do you think of Washington State’s upcoming schedule? Want more major conference team? Fewer major conference teams? let us know in the comments below.


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