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Central Michigan, Wyoming agree to football home-and-home series in 2026, 2027

The news comes as the two teams get ready to meet in this year’s Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Wyoming v Boise State Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Central Michigan Atheltics announced an agreement with Wyoming to play a football series in 2026 and 2027. The announcement was confirmed via press release.

The timing is certainly coincidental, as both CMU and Wyoming are preparing to play one another in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Friday, Dec. 22. CMU will host the first game on Sept. 19, 2026, in Mt. Pleasant, while Wyoming gets the second leg on Sept., 4, 2027 in Laramie.

The all-time series is 1-1 in anticipation of this month’s matchup, with CMU the winner of the last bout in 2001. The Potato Bowl will mark the first time these teams have played on a neutral field.

This is the first out-of-conference selection for CMU’s future schedules in 2026 and 2027, while Wyoming fills in its second 2026 matchup (agreement with North Texas, per and its first 2027 matchup off the list.

CMU has three selections apiece open for the 2023-2027 schedules, while 2020-2022 each have one space left to fill.