Syracuse schedules football series with Wisconsin

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse and Wisconsin have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home football series set for 2020 and 2021, the schools announced on Thursday, Aug. 13. The Orange will visit the Badgers on Sept. 12, 2020 and Wisconsin will return the game by making its first trip to the Carrier Dome on Sept. 11, 2021.

[callout2]“I’m excited for our football program, our student-athletes and our fans to announce this series,” Syracuse Director of Athletics Mark Coyle said. “To add another chapter to the history between these teams and bring a program like Wisconsin to the Carrier Dome is important as we strive to give our student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest level.”[/callout2]

Syracuse is 3-1-1 all-time against Wisconsin. The last time the schools met on the gridiron was in the 1997 Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium. In that game, Kevin Johnson returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown to spark a 34-0 Orange victory.

The Orange is 2-1 in games played at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. The 2020 pairing will mark Syracuse’s first trip there since a 31-7 loss in 1972. SU and Wisconsin tied, 20-20, in the Badgers’ only previous visit to Syracuse in 1971.


Overall: SU leads, 3-1-1
at Syracuse: Tied, 0-0-1
at Wisconsin: SU leads, 2-1-0
Neutral: SU leads, 1-0-0

Year Score (SU listed first) H/A/N Venue

1941 27-20 A Camp Randall Stadium
1969 43-7 A Camp Randall Stadium
1971 20-20 H Archbold Stadium
1972 7-31 A Camp Randall Stadium
1997 34-0 N Giants Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.

Syracuse opens the 2015 season at home on Friday, Sept. 4 against Rhode Island. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.