• February 7, 2020

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The 2020 Princeton football season will feature five home games, as well as two opponents with a decidedly military flair, one of whom is an FBS school and the other of whom is a first-time opponent.

The Ivy League home games will be against Brown (Oct. 17), Cornell (Oct. 31), Dartmouth (Nov. 7) and Penn (the season-finale on Nov. 21). Princeton will be at Columbia (Oct. 3, the league opener), Harvard (Oct. 24) and Yale (Nov. 14).

A major highlight of the season will be the trip to take on Army-West Point at Michie Stadium on Oct. 10 for the 14th meeting between the two. Princeton and Army, an FBS school, played a pair of games in 1981 and 1982, and those two games in the early ’80s are the only ones between the teams in the last 77 years. Of the first 13 games between the teams, there were eight that were played in 1908 or earlier, including four in the 1800s.

Princeton leads the all-time 6-4-3.

The season starts Sept. 19 with the first-time opponent, Virginia Military Institute. The Keydets went 5-7 a year ago, including 4-4 in the Southern Conference. VMI, located in Lexington, Va., plays its home games in 10,000-seat Foster Stadium.

The other game is a Sept. 26 home game against Patriot League rival Bucknell.

Princeton went 8-2 in 2019 and has won 18 games in the last two years, the most by the program in two years since 1950-51. The 2020 Tigers return nine All-Ivy League players, including first-team selections Delan Stallworth and Jeremiah Tyler on defense.