SAN JOSE -- San Jose State announced on Thursday a two-game series with Tulsa that will begin in 2016.

The Spartans will travel to Tulsa, Okla., to face the Golden Hurricanes in the season opener on Sept. 3, 2016. Tulsa will face SJSU in Spartan Stadium on Sept. 7, 2019.

The series leaves SJSU with one more nonconference opening for both the 2015 and 2016 seasons. A previously scheduled 2016 game with Colorado will no longer be played.

The original contract with Colorado, signed before former Spartans coach Mike MacIntyre left to coach the Buffaloes, called for games at Colorado in 2016 and 2018 in exchange for one game in San Jose in 2017. That deal has been reworked into a two-game home-and-home series for 2017 and 2018.

The elimination of the Colorado game opens SJSU up to potentially schedule a sixth home game. The Spartans will play just a five-game home schedule in 2014. They currently only have five home games slated for the next two years, but with an opening each season they have the chance to add a sixth game.

The Tulsa game adds to a nonconference slate in 2016 that already features a home game with Utah and a road game at Iowa State. The 2015 nonconference slate so far has road games at Oregon State and Auburn and a home game with BYU.

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