By Adam Roberts – 5/4/2021
At the advent of the College Football Playoff, it became apparent that the era of fluffing a schedule with lower-tier FBS teams and FCS teams would be ending. The CFP has clearly put a high value on strength of schedule, so a close loss against a tough opponent is looked upon more favorable now than a blowout win against a cupcake.
Wisconsin football is aware of this, having crafted games over the next few years against teams like Notre Dame and Alabama. And now another series has been finalized with the hopes of bolstering each team’s schedule.
Badgers Football announced Monday a home-and-home series against Utah, however the series won’t start until 2028. The two teams have faced each other three times, first in 1961 (a 7-0 Wisconsin win) then again in 1987 where the Utes won 31-28 and again in 1996 with Wisconsin claiming victory 38-10.
Last season, Utah finished 3-2 in the Pac-12 South.