The Baylor Bears and the BYU Cougars have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2021 and 2022, both schools announced today.
In the first game of the series, Baylor will host BYU at McLane Stadium in Waco in 2021. The Bears will then travel to face the Cougars at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo in 2022.
Baylor and BYU previously met in a home-and-home football series back in 1983 (Waco) and 1984 (Provo). The two schools split the series with Baylor winning the first game 40-36 and BYU evening the series with a 47-13 victory.
“We are excited to set a home and home series with a tradition-rich, faith-based football program like BYU,” Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw said. “This will be another strength of schedule enhancement and a high quality intersectional game that will be appealing to television and the fans of both programs.”
With the addition of BYU, Baylor now has three non-conference games scheduled for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The Bears are also slated to visit Louisiana Tech and host Texas State in 2021 and host Louisiana Tech and visit Texas State in 2022.
In both 2021 and 2022, BYU has been approved by Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby as an opponent that will satisfy their Power Five non-conference scheduling mandate.
“We are excited to have Baylor on our schedule again,” said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. “The last series between the two schools featured two legendary hall of fame coaches in LaVell Edwards and Grant Teaff. Baylor is an exceptional football program and it’s great to see the two schools competing again.”
BYU, an FBS Independent, now has seven opponents lined up for the 2021 season and five for 2022. Other opponents slated for the 2021 season include Arizona, Arizona State, USF, Boise State, Virginia, and USC.
In 2022, BYU is also scheduled to face Oregon, USF, Boise State, and Stanford.