UCLA and Rutgers Will Play Home and Home Football Series
July 2, 2009
UCLA and Rutgers have agreed to a two-year, home-and-home football series, the UCLA Athletic Department announced on Thursday.
The Bruins will open the 2016 season on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights will travel to the Rose Bowl to open the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
'We feel this will be an exciting West Coast-East Coast matchup. Rutgers is one of the top programs in the Big East Conference,' said UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero. 'The game will give our alumni in that area a chance to see the Bruins in person and should provide us with some outstanding East Coast exposure.'
These two games will be the first meetings between the Bruins and the Scarlet Knights.
UCLA's future non-conference schedules include Kansas State (Sept. 4), Houston (Sept. 11 at home) and Texas (Sept. 18) in 2010; Houston (Sept. 3), San Jose State (Sept. 10 at home) and Texas (Sept. 17 at home) in 2011; Rice (Sept. 1), Nebraska (Sept. 8 at home) and Houston (Sept. 15 at home) in 2012; Nevada (August 31 at home) and Nebraska (Sept. 14) in 2013; UNLV (Sept. 12) and Nevada (Sept. 19 at home) in 2015 and Rutgers (Sept. 1), UNLV (Sept. 10 at home) and Nevada (Sept. 17) in 2016..