BOULDER — On Monday, CU football announced that their game this fall with Texas A&M University will be played at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver per CU athletic director Rick George.
The game, set for Sept. 11, is one of top non-conference games on the college schedule for the 2021 season.
Texas A&M finished 9-1 last season with a No. 4 final ranking in both major polls. CU finished 4-2 with head coach Karl Dorrell being named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year by both the AP and league coaches.
“We are very appreciative of Rick George and the staff at CU for the opportunity to once again host college football at Empower Field at Mile High,” said Jon Applegate, Director of Events & Booking for Empower Field. “Our stadium has become a top destination for sporting events, and we look forward to hosting two premier college football programs in our building in September.”
The teams were scheduled to play in College Station on Sept. 19, 2020, but the game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were disappointed that we couldn’t play in College Station this year, but we worked closely with Ross Bjork (A&M athletic director) and officials at Empower Field at Mile High to bring the game to Denver,” said CU Athletic Director Rick George.
The Buffaloes, which leads the all-time series with the Aggies 6-3, won their last meeting in 2009. Colorado is 54-35-3 overall in games played in Denver.
The last time CU played a non-conference opponent at Mile High, other than the Rocky Mountain Showdown with Colorado State, was in 1912 against Oklahoma.