The BYU Cougars will host the Idaho State Bengals in 2013, Matt Gittins of KPVI News 6 announced via Twitter.
The game will be played on Nov. 16, 2013 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. It will be the fifth meeting between the two schools, but only the second since 1951. BYU leads the series 4-0.
Middle Tennessee was slated to play at BYU on Nov. 16, but that game will likely be moved to one of three open dates on BYU’s schedule: Sept. 14, Sept. 28, or Nov. 30.
The Cougars also have an open date on Nov. 2 which falls between a home game against Boise State and a road game against Wisconsin. It is presumed that BYU would like to keep that date for a bye.
BYU is also slated to travel to Hawaii on Dec. 7, but that game will likely move to one of the three aforementioned dates. Since San Diego State is remaining in the Mountain West, the conference now has 12 teams and will likely stage their championship game on that date (Dec. 7).
The addition of Idaho State gives BYU 12 games on their 2013 football schedule, and the Cougars can play 13 since they are traveling to Hawaii. Either way, it appears their schedule is complete according to comments made by BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe.