Northwestern's schedule for the 2017 football season is set.
The Wildcats announced Wednesday the addition of a pair of non-conference home games against Nevada and Bowling Green, finalizing the 2017 schedule.
Northwestern will take on Nevada on Sept. 2, 2017, opening the season against a team it's seen just twice before. The Cats split their previous two games with the Wolf Pack, losing in Reno in 2006 and winning in Evanston in 2007.
Nevada has reached bowl games in 10 of the last 11 seasons, going 7-6 last season with a win in the Arizona Bowl.
The Cats will be looking for their first win against the Bowling Green Falcons on Sept. 16, 2017, having lost two previous matchups in 2001 (in Evanston) and 2003 (in the Motor City Bowl in Detroit).
Bowling Green has posted double-digit wins in two of the last three seasons, making bowl appearances in eight of the last 13 seasons. Last year, the Falcons were 10-4, falling in the GoDaddy Bowl.
Northwestern's 2017 schedule also features a non-conference road game at Duke and a nine-game Big Ten slate with home games against Penn State, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue and Minnesota; road games against Wisconsin, Maryland and Nebraska; and a game against Illinois at Soldier Field.