The BYU Cougars have finalized their 2017 football schedule, the school announced on Thursday.
BYU will open the 2017 season with a “week zero” game against the Portland State Vikings on Saturday, Aug. 26 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.
The Cougars then hit the road to take on LSU at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sept. 2 before returning to Provo to host back-to-back games against Utah on Sept. 9 and Wisconsin on Sept. 16.
After an off week, BYU plays consecutive games on Friday nights. The Cougars travel to play Utah State on Sept. 29 and then host Boise State on Oct. 6 (10:15pm ET, ESPN).
BYU hits the road again to take on Mississippi State on Oct. 14 and East Carolina on Oct. 21.
The Cougars return home to host San Jose State on Oct. 28, but then leave town again to play at Fresno State on Nov. 4 and UNLV on Nov. 11.
BYU closes out the 2017 regular-season with a home game against UMass on Nov. 18 followed by a trip to Hawaii on Nov. 25.
The trip to Hawaii grants BYU two NCAA exceptions that they took advantage of. First, the Cougars will play in “week zero,” which is the Saturday one week prior to the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.
Last, BYU will play 13 regular-season games in 2017. Six of those are at LaVell Edwards Stadium, six are at opposing team sites, and one is at a neutral-site (Houston).