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UB football program will play Nebraska, Rutgers in future

A first ever trip to Nebraska in 2021 highlights three future University at Buffalo football non-conference games announced Tuesday. The Bulls have also finalized contracts with Rutgers and Delaware State.

Buffalo will travel to Nebraska to face the Cornhuskers on Sept. 11, 2021. UB head coach Lance Leipold was on the staff at Nebraska from 2001-2003.

"This is a great opportunity for our program to compete against a revered program like Nebraska," UB Athletic Director Allen Greene said.

After kicking off the 2018 season against Delaware State on Sept. 1 at UB Stadium, the Bulls will travel to New Jersey to take on Rutgers on Sept. 22. It will be the seventh meeting between the schools and the first since 2007. The Scarlet Knights hold a 5-1 advantage in the all-time series. UB won at Rutgers, 34-11, in 2002.

"Playing Big 10 programs like Nebraska and Rutgers is an exciting opportunity for our players and helps us gain valuable exposure as we are always looking to expand our recruiting footprint," Leipold said.

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