The Colorado State Rams and the Vanderbilt Commodores have scheduled a four-game football series that begins in 2020, the two schools announced on Thursday.
The series will kick off in Nashville with Vanderbilt hosting Colorado State on Sept. 26, 2020. Then on Sept. 11, 2021, the series will shift to CSU Stadium in Fort Collins.
Four years later, the series resumes at Vanderbilt Stadium on Sept. 27, 2025. Colorado State will then host Vanderbilt on Sept. 26, 2026 to close out the four-game, home-and-home series.
Colorado State and Vanderbilt have never met on the gridiron.
“We have high goals and aspirations for our program, to provide our students with the experience of playing against the best possible competition during their time as a Ram,” said CSU head coach Mike Bobo. “At home and away, our team and our fans can anticipate an aggressive approach to scheduling future opponents.”
Colorado State is currently 2-12 against current members of the SEC. Their lone wins came over LSU in 1992 and Missouri in 1997, although Mizzou was in the Big 12 at the time.
The Rams’ 12 losses to SEC members include Alabama (1), Arkansas (3), LSU (1), Mississippi State (2), Missouri (1), and Tennessee (4).
Vanderbilt is 2-3 against current members of the Mountain West Conference, and all five of those games were played against the Air Force Falcons between 1976 and 1982.