Syracuse football to host UNH in 2026

SYRACUSE, N.Y.  Syracuse University and the University of New Hampshire have agreed to a future non-conference football game, the schools announced in a joint release today. The Orange will host the Wildcats at the Dome on Sept. 5, 2026 in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

New Hampshire is a member of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and competes in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Wildcats have made 16 FCS playoff appearances in their history, including 14 straight from 2004-17. Coached by Sean McDonnell, New Hampshire is 5-3 so far this season.

With the addition of New Hampshire to the itinerary, Syracuse now has three scheduled non-conference games for 2026 with one slot left to fill. Syracuse is contracted to play Army West Point (Sept. 26) and Notre Dame (TBD) on the road in addition to hosting the Wildcats.

2026 Syracuse Football Schedule
Sept. 5 vs. New Hampshire
Sept. 26 at Army West Point

TBD at Notre Dame