Back in 2012, BYU and East Carolina announced a home-and-home football series that was to be played in Greenville, North Carolina in 2017 and Provo, Utah in 2018.
Today we learned that there has been a date change for the match-up in Provo. In an East Carolina release this morning announcing a future football game at Florida, the ECU-BYU game in Provo was listed for the 2015 season rather than 2018.
We followed up with East Carolina and they confirmed that the 2018 game at Provo has in fact been moved to 2015. The ECU athletics department also provided us with the tentative dates for both games. BYU is currently set to host East Carolina on Oct. 10, 2015 and travel to face the Pirates on Oct. 21, 2017.
BYU now has 11 games scheduled for the 2015 season. The Cougars are set to host Boise State, Cincinnati, UConn, Fresno State, and East Carolina and travel to Nebraska, Michigan, Southern Miss, San Jose State, UNLV, and Utah State.
The Southern Miss game in 2015 has been rumored to be off, but we have yet to obtain official confirmation of that. BYU was slated to visit USM in 2014, but it was removed from both schedules.
In 2017, the Cougars have eight games scheduled and need four more.
East Carolina has three games scheduled for both the 2015 and 2017 seasons. In 2015, the Pirates host Virginia Tech and travel to Florida, while in 2017 they host Virginia Tech and visit West Virginia.
I am surprised; when BYU first announced they were going Indy, I expected a lot of MAC, CUSA and SBC level teams. 2015 looks like a very decent schedule.
I have high hopes for that last BYU spot in 2015.
The Cougars seem to be scheduling a hybrid MWC-AAC schedule with some high-profile Big Ten opponents and then two or three PAC 12 (in about 3 or 4 years) – but without road trips to Laramie. I’m not complaining!
Nice detective work, Kevin!
Now if we could some info on what’s going on with 2016…
We should probably worry about a bowl game for 2014 first!
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Wow. ECU’s scheduled series with South Carolina and West Virginia have changed a lot over the years. Both schools owe trips to Greenville.