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Portland State added to 2024 non-conference slate

The Cougs are still looking for FCS opponents in 2022 and 2023.

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The Cougs have added another opponent to their future schedule, adding the Portland State Vikings for their annual game against an FCS opponent in 2024, according to WSU will pay PSU $562,500 for the one-off game.

The Cougars have met with the Vikings twice in their history, both wins in 2008 and 2014. We cannot recall a single other game these teams have played against each other. Nope, not a single contest in football comes to mind. The Cougs are also scheduled to play PSU in 2021. With the addition of the Vikings, the Cougs now have at least two non-conference games on the schedule through 2027.

The Cougs do still have some home dates to fill out, though I wouldn’t expect anything too exciting. They’re still looking for FCS teams in 2022 and 2023 and need to fill out 2024 and 2025 with FBS opponents, likely something from the Group of 5 (UNLV is already playing two teams from the Pac-12 in those years). In terms of the FCS opponents, look for them to stick with their local group from the Big Sky Conference; that seems to be where they favor scheduling their lower division opponents from to help save on costs.

WSU Future Non-Conference Schedules

Year Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pac-12 Home Games Total Home Games
Year Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pac-12 Home Games Total Home Games
2019 vs. New Mexico State (8/31) vs. Northern Colorado (9/7) at Houston (9/14) 4 6
2020 at Utah State (9/5) vs. Houston (9/12) vs. Idaho (9/19) 5 7
2021 vs. Utah State (9/4) vs. Portland State (9/11) vs. BYU (10/23) 4 7
2022 Open at Wisconsin (9/10) vs. Colorado State (9/17) 5 --
2023 at Colorado State (9/2) vs. Wisconsin (9/9) Open 4 --
2024 vs. Portland State (8/31) at San Diego State (9/7) Open 5 --
2025 vs. Idaho (8/30) vs. San Diego State (9/6) Open 4 --
2026 Open at Kansas State (9/12) vs. Boise State (9/19) 5 --
2027 Open vs. Kansas (9/11) at Boise State (9/18) 4 --
2028 Open at Kansas (9/9) Open 5 --
2029 Open vs. Kansas State (9/8) Open 4 --