"We are excited about this year's schedule including an opportunity to play the defending national champions, a big ten team that finished in the top 25 and four Mountain West Conference teams at home," said athletic director Mark Driscoll.
"This is a schedule that is both challenging for a football program and exciting for our fans," said Driscoll. "Coach Lubick and his staff have built Colorado State into a perennial conference championship contender. We are convinced this will be another successful season."
The Rams open the season Sept. 4 at Colorado then play the following week against the defending national champions, USC, at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
The Rams then return home to play the first of three consecutive home games beginning with a Sept. 18 date against Minnesota. Following a non-conference game with Montana State on Sept 25, the Rams open Mountain West Conference play by hosting BYU Oct. 2.
The Rams conclude the season Nov. 20 at Air Force.
Colorado State has been to five consecutive bowl games and eight bowls in the past ten seasons under Lubick. The veteran coach is in his 12th season at Colorado State and has guided the Rams to six conference titles.
Driscoll said that television plans are pending and will be announced in the coming weeks.