HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire, the only colleges in the state that compete in football at the Division I level, have reached an agreement to resume their series on the gridiron beginning in the 2021 season.
“We are thrilled to be able to continue this series with New Hampshire,” said Harry Sheehy, Dartmouth’s Director of Athletics and Recreation. “It is a great event for football fans in the state, and will continually test our players on the field against a perennial FCS playoff team.”
The two schools have committed to four more games with the first scheduled to be played in Durham on Oct. 16, 2021, followed by a contest in Hanover the following October. After a one-year hiatus, the Wildcats will host Dartmouth on Sept. 28, 2024, and the Big Green will return the favor in 2025 on Sept. 20 to conclude the contract.
This past fall, Dartmouth opened its 2016 campaign by rallying for 15 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the 22nd-ranked Wildcats, 22-21. It was the first win for the Big Green in the series since 1976 as UNH had won 18 of the 20 games in between while tying the other two.
Dartmouth had dominated the series through 1976, however, going 17-1 against the Wildcats, including victories in the first 16 meetings. When the series resumes in 2021, New Hampshire will enter with a slim 19-18-2 advantage overall.