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Northwestern Finalizes 2017 Football Schedule, Will Host Bowling Green

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The Wildcats will host Nevada and Bowling Green State in September of 2017

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern football announced Wednesday that it will host the University of Nevada Wolfpack and the Bowling Green State University Falcons in September of 2017.

Bowling Green went 10-4 last season and has been a quality Group of Five team for several years. The Falcons have won two of the last three MAC Championships, but their success led to Syracuse hiring away head coach Dino Babers. They should still be a quality non-conference opponent under new coach Mike Jinks

With the addition of these two non-conference matchups, the Wildcats' 2017 schedule is now finalized, with seven games taking place at Ryan Field, four road games and the regular season finale taking place at Soldier Field against Illinois. Here's what the complete schedule will look like:

September 2 – vs Nevada

September 9 – at Duke

September 16 – vs Bowling Green

September 30 – at Wisconsin

October 7 – vs Penn State

October 14 – at Maryland

October 21 – vs Iowa

October 28 – vs Michigan State

November 4 – at Nebraska

November 11 – vs Purdue

November 18 – vs Minnesota

November 25 – vs Illinois (at Soldier Field)