The BYU Cougars will host the Sam Houston Bearkats in 2023 and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in 2025, the school announced on Wednesday.
BYU will open the 2023 season against Sam Houston at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, on Saturday, Sept. 2. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
Sam Houston will be playing their final season in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 2022. The Bearkats will move up to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FCA) next season and will compete in Conference USA.
BYU will host Southern Utah at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2025. This will be only the third meeting between the two schools in football.
In their first and only meeting on the gridiron, BYU defeated Southern Utah 37-7 in Provo on Nov. 12, 2016.
The Cougars are also scheduled to host Southern Utah in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, which was previously announced. The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 18, but was moved up due to BYU joining the Big 12 Conference.
BYU, currently an FBS Independent, joins the Big 12 Conference effective with the 2023 season. Following the games against Sam Houston and Southern Utah, the Cougars will travel to face the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, Sept. 16. Nine conference games will round out BYU’s schedule in 2023.
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