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Football announces non-conference opponent in 2017


The Texas State football team has added another Power-5 conference team to their future football schedule.

In the 2017 season, Texas State will travel to Boulder, Colorado to take on the Colorado Buffaloes,  a member of the Pac-12 conference.

This will be the first time in program history the Bobcats have played a team from the Pac-12 conference. With this game scheduled, by 2017 Texas State will have played at least one team from every Power-5 conference: Big Ten (Illinois), Big 12 (Texas Tech), ACC (Florida State), SEC (Arkansas) and Pac-12 (Colorado).

The game against Colorado is the second game scheduled for the 2017 season thus far. The Bobcats are scheduled to host UTSA that year.

Texas State is 0-3 so far against Power-5 conference opponents, losing twice to Texas Tech in 2012 and 2013 along with a 42-35 loss to Illinois. The Bobcats face their fourth Power-5 conference team in this year’s season opener against Florida State and Colorado will be the fifth.

The Buffaloes finished 2-10 in 2014, with two double overtime games against California-Berkley and UCLA.

The growth of the Texas State program continues with the scheduling of non-conference opponents from more established conferences.